The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are getting some bold, new features this year. This in-demand crossover gets new technology, a sportier ride, lots of add-ons, and manages all of this while remaining affordable. The Santa Fe was redesigned in 2017 so the exterior aesthetic hasn’t changed much but on the inside, there is a new leather interior option available that comes with premium wood trim.
The Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models have an available Value Package which adds on power windows and heated power side mirrors with turn signals, a push button start, dual automatic climate control, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, and roof side rails. Additionally, the new Hyundai Santa Fe gets lumbar support and a seven-inch infotainment system with satellite radio and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The Santa Fe Gets Blue Link in 2018
Hyundai will make its Blue Link system available with both Santa Fe models. In fact, Blue Link Connected Care, Remote and Guidance packages will be complementary for three years. Hyundai’s Blue Link system is a comprehensive car care suite that was engineered to keep drivers safe and connected. It features many leading-edge features that enable functionality like remote start and voice-dictated Destination Search. You can essentially program your compatible wireless device, such as a smartphone or watch— Apple Watch™ and Android Wear™—to function as a remote control when you download the MyHyundai app. You can also use it with virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. You can get a monthly report to improve driving and set limits on driving speed, which comes in handy in households with inexperienced drivers.
Standard features Hyundai loyalists get with their Santa Fe models include a rearview mirror, Bluetooth, remote keyless entry with alarm, driver’s blind spot mirror, windshield wiper de-icer, automatic headlights, and Active Control Cornering. Standard safety features include Traction Control, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Hill-start Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring, and seven airbags.
For those who are new to the Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models, the popular crossovers come in AWD with seating arrangements for up to seven passengers (three-row models). The Santa Fe is heralded for its power efficiency and desirable fuel economy. The Hyundai Santa Fe available in 2018 has a 33-liter Lambda II V6 engine that generates 290-hp, with direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), and a six-speed automatic transmission.
To see if the new Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models have arrived near you, check your local AutoNation Hyundai dealership.