2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review Release Date
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review – From its name, you might suspect that the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2018 presents a performance coat in a compact crossover class. But actually Hyundai uses the Sport moniker to distinguish this two small line crossover from her sister, three lines of Santa Fe. Porsche The budget-saving tiger does not. But as an easy-to-drive urban runabout, Santa Fe Sport has to be satisfactory.
At lower trim levels, Sport’s base price is not too far from the popular small crossover prices of Honda and Toyota. However, this is slightly larger than that model. Four adults will find truly spacious and well-equipped interiors, and the third adult in the back is within the realm of possibility. You can also get a lot of features in Santa Fe Sport, equipping it with luxury levels if you choose.
On the downside, the front seat is not comfortable enough to drive everyday, the journey is quite fast, and the two engines are very strong and fuel-inefficient. Hyundai also limits the availability of some vehicle safety safety devices to the most expensive trim levels. Overall, we see 2018 Santa Fe Sport as a viable option for a small crossover but think you could very well be happier with one of the more accomplished rivals.
What’s new for 2018
After last year’s refresher, changes to the 2018 Santa Fe Sport were small and limited to minor adjustments to selected features and naming preferred packages.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Features
The 2018 Santa Fe Sport compact crossover is a Hyundai entry in one of the most crowded segments contested in the US (The same named Santa Fe has three lines and is reviewed separately.) Models of affordable price Sport models powered by four-cylinder engines. And includes a number of simple standard features; Several optional packages are available to enhance the luxury. 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate are expensive upgrades, but turbocharged underhood engines are much more powerful. Some basic model packages are standard on the 2.0T model, narrowing the price gap.
Santa Fe Sport is sold in three trims. Base Sport is powered by 2.4-liter four-cylinder power (185 horsepower, 178 pound-feet of torque), while 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged (240 hp, 260 lb-ft) engine. Six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, and any model can be determined with front-wheel or front-wheel drive.
Standard features that stand out for basic trims include 17 inch rims, rear privacy glass, air conditioning, rearview camera, 40/20 / 40-split rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity, 5-inch screen, and six- Sound speaker system with CD player and port USB.
Package New values LED daytime running lights, foglights, reflected mirrors, roof rails, keyless lock and ignition keys, dual zone automatic climate control, power driver seats with lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, 7 inch screen, Android Auto Function And Apple CarPlay, Hyundai Blue Link service and satellite radio.
Selecting the Premium Equipment package adds the feature, along with a hands-free liftgate, color driver information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seat, front passenger power seats, slide functionality and recline for rear, rear seats. Windshield side windows, and blind spot monitoring with rear traffic alerts.
The Tech Pack includes the contents of the Premium Tools package along with a panoramic sunroof, top-down parking camera system, rear parking sensor, driver memory settings, heated steering wheel, ventilated seat, heated rear seats, 8-inch touchscreen, navigation and 12 -speaker Infinity premium audio system.
Step into 2.0T and you get a more powerful turbocharged engine, 18 inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tip and Premium Equipment package contents.
There is one more package available if you want to include the whole pig: the Tech 2.0T Ultimate package. It adds adaptive headlamps with automatic high beam control, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, departure lane warning, and electronic parking brake with automatic retaining.
Finally, top-of-the-line 2.0T Ultimate adds 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, LED taillights and Tech package contents.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Interior
Santa Fe Sport has a well-designed interior. The center stacks are interesting to look at, but the controls are easy to use with buttons and large buttons and intuitive touch screens. Most interior measurements (other than the front headroom) are better than rivals. The outlook is worse.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”5″ title=” Interior” tab_1_title=”Ease of use” tab_1_content=”All the buttons and knobs are big enough and labeled nice and have a nice feel and muffled on them. Bluetooth mobile phone pair is quick and easy. The touch screen has a nice size icon and is one of the easier to use interface. The instrument panel is easy to read.” tab_2_title=”In and out” tab_2_content=”The front door does not open wide, but the entrance is high enough to easily enter and exit. High upholstery near perfect for easy entry and exit. Wheelwell rear does not interfere like some of the vehicles in its class, and there is plenty of foot space to get out.” tab_3_title=”Preparedness” tab_3_content=”The optional panoramic sunroof reduces front and rear headroom, but most people should be fine with it. The center console is slender meaning the driver’s right knee does not keep rubbing it. The rear kneeroom is very nice, and there is good leg room under the front seat.” tab_4_title=”Visibility” tab_4_content=”Slender windscreen pillars plus high side windows provide great views on the front and sides. Upside metal sheets and thick rear pillars create large blind spots on the back view of three quarters. This is a good 2.0T model equipped with blind spot monitoring.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]
We found the backseat a little more comfortable than the front, which did not suit the travel task throughout the day. We also appreciate the very adjustable back seat back of the rear seat. Ride cushioning is very disappointing, although the emphasis of interior noise is quite good.
[otw_shortcode_tabslayout tabs=”3″ title=”comfort” tab_1_title=”seats” tab_1_content=”The front seats are mounted rather high, but wide and should be adapted to adults of any size. The cushion is sturdy, and the standard 2.0T skin is not too pliable. Armrests also lack padding. The back seat is more wrapped up.” tab_2_title=”Drive” tab_2_content=”Travel on company side for class. The suspension has an unrefined feel, and a big bump can worry the vehicle. Smaller street pavement piracy causes a shake effect, translating the vibrations that enter the cabin.” tab_3_title=”Noise & vibration” tab_3_content=”This is a very quiet vehicle. There is a slight hum of the four-cylinder turbo, but this engine is smooth and even at full speed, not hard to set or hard. The tires are close to silent, and there is a bit of wind noise.”][/otw_shortcode_tabslayout]
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