A midsize 7-passenger SUV, the popular 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe offers families plenty of space, impressive standard features and a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6. With a starting price just over $31,000, three rows of seats and the highest possible safety ratings, the midsize Santa Fe competes with the Kia Sorento, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse.
You'll Like The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe If...
Your family's space, safety and security should not come at the expense of an enjoyable drive, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe manages to check all the boxes on that wish list. It's roomy, well-appointed and offers a class-leading safety rating, but it's also powerful and it handles well.
You May Not Like The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe If...
If you want the most power in the class, the Ford Explorer offers models with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 385 horsepower. It'll smoke the Hyundai Santa Fe. Also, there isn't a hybrid version of the Santa Fe. Those seeking electrification in this class should shop the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
The best feature on the vehicle is the rear camera.
My vehicle is a pearl white which I absolutely love! The vehicle has 4 wheel drive which is amazing. It also has 3 drive modes. It has regular mode for everyday driving, then it has eco mode for long trips then it has my personal favorite it has sports mode it is for the interstate driving. It also features modes that can help with resistance from the motor from going up and down hill, it also has provides some help to avoid to hydroplaning. It has a front and rear wiper blade with is very convenient. My vehicle also features a rear camera which has amazingly clear imaging. The vehicle also has Bluetooth where I can give my car a command and it responds. The makers of Hyundai also have a blue link app that allows you to crank your car wirelessly. You can tell the app how long you want your engine to run, what degrees to place the air on it is amazing. The last feature that I want to talk about is the seat warmer. I love the seat warmers so much, they are very helpful on those cold mornings between the wireless start and the seat warmers you cannot go wrong with this vehicle!
"Hyundai makes good cars!!".
This car is comfortable. That is the number one way to describe it. I am a plus sized woman, yet I fit it the seat, and there is lumbar support. It is a nice looking SUV, black with grey interior, but looks like all the other 2018 SUV models out there. Everyone seems to have the same basic design. It handles well on the road, has excellent safety features, gets an average of 20 mpg gas for in town driving. I rarely take it on highways because there is no need to do that for me. It has all the up to date digital functions, most of which I do not use. Stereo is excellent! I do not like that the seat's forward and back movement is manual, a lever in between my feet at the base of the seat. I did not get any extra features due to cost, and do think the price tag is steep, about $34k, but Hyundai's have a habit of living a long time with few problems. Our last one was 15 years old when traded in on this, engine in excellent condition, but little stuff going bad.
Handling issues with the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The main problem I have with my Santa Fe is the way it handles in the rain. I had a Santa Fe before this one that got totaled because I hydroplaned on a bridge in the rain, spun around and hit a retaining wall. We could not find the replacement Santa Fe in AWD so we trusted the dealership when they said they had improved that feature. Unfortunately the handling feels the same; you have to accelerate very gradually from a stop or else you will hear the tires peel out. The airflow in the backseat is also a huge complain for my kids in the summertime. It is always hot and they cannot get enough air.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
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Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Blue Link Emergency Sos
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Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
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Safety Recalls (1)
Steering > Wheel And Handle Bar
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. The steering wheel assembly may break, possibly resulting in the steering wheel separating from the steering column while driving.
A steering wheel separation while driving can cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will check the production lot number of the steering wheel assembly, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 26, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 173.
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