The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the upcoming high-end SUVs. It is going to receive a substantial number of changes, both exterior and interior. The vehicle is actually bigger than Tucson. It, however, borrows features from this model thus making it more unique. The compact SUV gets a powerful drivetrain and the latest technological equipment. It is actually a 7-seater crossover within the class of Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Exterior Worth Noticing
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will be modified a lot in terms of exterior styling. We are expecting redesigned front fascia featuring a hexagonal grille which now looks sportier, prettier, and slightly aggressive. The headlights have been refreshed with a more functional LED technology, same to the fog lights and daytime running headlamps. Expect a newly revised bumper and elegant body lines on the sides. The sporty appearance is further emphasized by new aerodynamic roof rails. The rear portion of the SUV also adopts LED taillights and updated rear bumper. Furthermore, the tailgate also gets some balanced treatment bringing an evolutionary model of the Santa Fe model. The new Hyundai Santa Fe rides on 18-inch alloy wheels.
When it comes to the interior styling, the brand new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will be equipped with lots of modern technological features making it classier than its predecessor. Get ready for revised premium air conditioner system, smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite navigation system, Wi-Fi integration, USB port interface, 7-inch Blue link touchscreen display, integrated colder, double area automated regulator, collection ionizer and others. Also standard are hands-free calling feature, a premium six-speaker audio system with HD satellite radio and six-CD changer with MP3/MP4 integration. Safety and driver assistance equipment include rear parking sensors and camera, automatic emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, premium air bags and safety belts among others. It is apparently a larger crossover capable of seating up to seven passengers thus compete with the likes of Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Ford Explorer.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Under the Hood
There are no big changes when it comes to the powertrain. Under the hood, the automaker is going to carry forward the previous 3.3-liter V-6 engine, which generates about 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The base configuration still remains the front-wheel drive (FWD) setup with all-wheel drive as an option. Towing capacity is estimated at about 5,000 pounds. The automaker is also going to pack an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under the hood.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Price and Availability Date
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe should be offered at around $32,000 for the entry level. The manufacturer is yet to comment on the official pricing and release date. However, we are expecting the SUV to enter dealerships by the end of this year or at the start of 2018. It is the third highest starting price in the whole of the lineup, falling just below the Sonata plug-in hybrid and full-size Azera sedan.