2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date, Price, Specs

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will most likely not sport any significant changes from the earlier 2017 model, which was improved with better gas mileage, styling and safety systems. Although significant changes are expected in the 2019 model, since models from that year upwards will be remodeled. This 2018 model competes favorably with other SUVs, like Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox. So basically, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will look most likely just like the 2017 model.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior

Two trims of the panoramic sunroofs will be made available. Unlike SUV models like the Ford Explorer, the Santa Fe has a large plate glass which is retractable. The seats in this models are also sleek, comfortable and beautiful, however it is expected that luxury editions will have heated seats and leather upholstery. Worthy of note is the fact that this is a three row SUV, although the last row is more suitable for kids, as it may not be comfortable for adults.

The base trim is equipped with a 7 inch infotainment display system while high end trims have 8 inches. The system support smartphones running iOS and Android operating systems as well as Bluetooth. There is also a navigation system and Hyundai’s trademark Blue Link connectivity system; this enables the vehicle to be remotely handled.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe also comes packed with excellent safety and security features like automatic emergency breaking and pedestrian detection system. Other features like lane departure warning and blind spot detection are also built into the 2018 model. Although most of these features might not be available in the base trims.

Despite the attempt by Hyundai to make this SUV as comfortable as possible, one noticeable defect is the absence of infotainment system for passengers on the rear seat. The cup holders on the second row as also small.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine

Under the hood is 3.3 L v6 engine with 290 horsepower 252 pound feet of torque and 6 speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is more than suitable for highway driving. The suspension is solid and will easily take on bad roads. The SUV will be available on four trims starting from the high end Limited Ultimate, SE Limited, Limited and SE.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior

Much difference is also not expected in the styling of the 2017 model and this 2018 model. The noticeable differences could be in the headlamps and front grille. The headlamp appeared to have been split into two. There is a LED daytime running light near the hood as well as another set of lights on the lower part of the bumper. The window line spots a chrome trim while the front grille comes in a more pronounced design.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Gas MileageĀ 

Since there are no significant mechanical changes, fuel economy might just remain as it is. The base model is therefore expected to have 21/27/24 mpg for city/highway/combined travels respectively while the Front Wheel Drive FWD will have 20/26/22 for city/highway/combined travels respectively.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 price and release date:

Although the SUV is expected to be released to the market towards the end of 2017, the price tags are available and it’s dependent on the trim. The prices are expected to be between $31,000 and $39,000 for all the four trims. What do you think about this SUV? Would you upgrade to this one or look for another one? You can check our list of best upcoming cars in 2018 to compare it with the other options.

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