2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Release Date, Changes, Review

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is an ideal vehicle. It has been one of the top-selling vehicles from a stable of the South Korean carmaker. For 2018 the Santa Fe Sport gets some changes. The test vehicles have been spotted recently a number of times and images are available on the web.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport front

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Design Changes

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport test vehicles have been spotted in Germany and those spy images have appeared online. From the images exterior styling changes are clear. The grille design is new and resembles what is now seen in Hyundai Sonata 2018. It will sport Led headlamps, as expected. Even the tail lights are expected to be Led powered. The car will have chrome-tipped dual exhaust pipes at the rear side. The car may be launched in three trims like the 2017 version- base, Sport2.0T, Sport Ultimate. There will be several exterior color choices. Based on trims- wheel sizes can vary from 17 to 19 inches.

The cabin is expected to get upscale materials and it will get some additional space too. The available panoramic sunroof is generous in size and all trims get a rearview camera too.  Hyundai also offers stain resistant upholstery on Santa FE Sport. Cargo capacity is expected to be enhanced in the 2018 model.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport rear

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Engine

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport may be offered with several engine choices. Base trim may get 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine but the output and fuel efficacy may be stepped up. A hybrid version may also be offered. This may be mated with 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox.


The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is going to be enriched with safety features and entertainment options. The base trim will get Projector headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, Chrome accent door handle, DRL, Remote keyless entry, heated power side mirrors. Sport 2.0 T trim gets 18-inch alloy wheels, Chrome-tipped dual exhaust, Roof side rails, Front fog lights, HD Radio, Dual automatic temperature control, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Hyundai Blue Link infotainment setup with a 7-inch display. The top trim gets 19-inch alloy wheels, Rear parking sensors, HID headlamps, heated rear seats, 8-inch touchscreen navigation and Multi-view Camera along with Premium audio system.

As for safety features, there are Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, and Lane Departure Warning.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport interior

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport РPrice and Release Date

Hyundai has not declared find a pricing of the 2018 Santa Fe Sport. However, a base trim price can be close to $26,000. Top trim price may touch $38,000. It will be released late in 2017.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport is going to be an exciting SUV from Hyundai. The styling changes are quite nice and some changes are expected in the cabin as well. However, details of the powertrain are not clear and same can be said about its pricing. Safety features and amenities are good but base trim misses vital ones in both departments.

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