Longmont Area | Test Drive 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Vehicle Overview

In a world where midsize crossovers are a dime a dozen, it can be rather hard to stand out. However, the Hyundai Santa Fe manages to do so with its generous starting price and warranty coverage-and that's excluding its attractive styling and a generous roster of standard features. With the nameplate's third production cycle coming to an end, and with a heavy load of updates in 2017, the Santa Fe is virtually untouched for the 2018 model year. Three trims are available: SE, SE Ultimate, and Limited Ultimate.

Longmont Area - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe's Overview

Exterior - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Using a more aggressively styled profile than previous production cycles, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe starts off with standard features like roof rack side rails, dual power heated manual-folding side mirrors, LED stoplight-mounted rear spoiler, a chrome-tipped dual exhaust system, and projector headlights with LED daytime running lights and automatic control. Upgrade to at least the SE Ultimate to have turn-signal indicators added on the side mirrors, LED fog lights added on the front fascia, and a hands-free smart liftgate for more convenient access to the cargo area from the outside. Exclusive to the Limited Ultimate are LED taillights. While the Ultimate trim has 18-inch alloy wheels, the SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate use 19-inch ones.

Longmont Area - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe's Exterior

Interior - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a three-row vehicle with a passenger volume of 146.6 cubic feet. On the Limited Ultimate, the second row has two captain's seats to keep maximum occupancy at six; the other two trims have a second-row bench-style seat to increase it to seven. Standard cargo space is measured at 13.5 cubic feet, although you can fold down the second and third rows to expand it to 80 cubic feet. Front seating includes an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support. Upgrade to either of the two upper-level trims to get leather upholstery, 6-way power adjustability with power height adjustment on the front passenger seat, an integrated memory system for the driver's seat and side mirrors, first- and second-row heating capability, first-row cooling capability, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Longmont Area - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe's Interior

For further comfort and convenience in the cabin, the 2018 Santa Fe has standard features like Bluetooth® wireless technology, air-purifying dual-zone automatic climate control with rear-seat ventilation, six-speaker audio with an AM/FM radio tuner and a 7-inch display, a single-disc CD player with MP3 playback ability, HD Radio™, a complimentary three-month SiriusXM® satellite radio subscription, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for smartphone-based control, and a Blue Link® telematics system with two three-year complimentary subscriptions (Connected Care Package and Remote Package) for services such as automatic collision notification, vehicle health monitoring, and remote door locking/unlocking.

Longmont Area - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe's Mechanical

The SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate have additions or enhancements such as a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink® technology for remote-controlling garage doors, proximity key entry with push-button engine start, a third-row USB charging port, an electroluminescent gauge cluster with a color LCD multi-information display, 8-inch touchscreen navigation, a 12-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio system, and a third Blue Link® complimentary subscription (Guidance Package) for turn-by-turn navigation and Google-powered destination search.

Mechanical/Powertrain - Hyundai Santa Fe specs near Longmont Area

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which provides 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque and is glued to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® technology to simulate manual gear shifting. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you can opt for an all-wheel drivetrain for enhanced traction control. The new Santa Fe uses a MacPherson strut front and a multi-link rear suspension, as well as energy-conserving motor-driven power steering.

Safety Features - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe dealer

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has seven airbags: a driver's knee airbag, and two front impact, two side impact, and two side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include electronic vehicle stability control, a rearview camera, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, downhill brake control, and hill start assist control. Added on the SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate are blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, and rear parking sensors, and the rearview camera is replaced by a multi-view one. On all trims, a remote keyless entry system is combined with a panic alarm to form an anti-theft mechanism.


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