2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
Hyundai is a brand which needs no introduction and when it comes to SUVs, we can all agree with the fact that if we desire to buy a four wheeler which is spacious, comfortable as well as affordable; there is no brand better than Hyundai!
Hyundai Santa Fe SUV 2018 is an amazing 7 passenger vehicle in its segments. If value for money along with luxury features top your priority list, this 2018 hyundai santa fe review is exactly what you need to read!
With the 3 amazing interior leather color options, namely (beige, black and espresso) the whole space is extremely roomy and comfortable with front row passenger and driver seats fixed at headroom of 39.9 inches and legroom of 41.3 inches. The driving position is stated to be relaxing with a great outdoor visibility.
The second row passenger seats can be adjusted according to the passenger’s needs as they can recline as well as slide forward and backward; making it comfortable for the commuters in terms of head and legroom.
As for the third row seats, they are better put to use for children as there is not enough legroom for adults. The plus point is the lack of intrusive driving noise as well as wind, which adds to the comfort of traveling in Hyundai Santa Fe.
Hyundai’s infotainment system wins the bet as it not only supports all Android devices but also sustains Apple CarPlay. The attractive, yet user friendly physical controls such as electronic buttons are a plus point because they are easy to use.
Parking controls allow the driver to reverse and park effortlessly as a built in 360 degree camera is offered.
2018 Santa Fe SUV is accompanied by a center mounted 7 inch touch screen, offering an 8 inch display to all passengers. The touch is highly responsive.
2 USB ports, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio accessibility and Sirius XM satellite radio are also offered. As for the speakers, Santa Fe has an audio system comprising of 6 standard speakers. The downside is the no onboard Wi-Fi option!
The bold and eye catching front grille is intricately framed by fog lights, LED daytime running lights as well as LED lights. The sought after curves and well defined exterior details give off a classy and sturdy appeal.
What adds to the exterior are the roof rack cross rails, heated side mirrors and hands free lift gate!
Dimension and Weight:
Amongst its rival SUVs, Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 is considered to be the shortest SUV, heighted at 66.5 inches total. With a total length of 193.1 inches, width of 74.2 inches and wheelbase of 110.2 inches; this SUV is an amalgamation of luxury features at an ideal price, worthy of contemplation as your next family hauler!
As for the ground clearance, it stands right next to Honda Pilot at 7.3 inches.
Weighing 4371 Lbs in total, Santa Fe provides added vehicle control and easy handling for all sorts of climatic conditions.
Cargo space is surely not so much at par with the competitor SUVs, however, with all seats lifted up, Santa Fe offers 14 cubic feet.
With the 3rd row seats folded, you can create up to 41 cubic feet of space and if you want to transfer large items, simply fold the 2nd row seats and get a liberated 80 cubic feet!
Braking and Handling:
The installed braking system allows this SUV to completely halt within 178 feet from 70 mph to 0. The brakes are, well…not too responsive considering its opponents!
Predictable handling and steering staying unchanged in 2018, Santa Fe makes a competent four wheeler for commuters.
The standard 3.3 liter, V 6 provides adequate acceleration without trouble.
- Power: 290 bhp
- Transmission: 6 speed automatic
- Torque: 252 lbs at 5200 rpm
2018 hyundai santa fe review reveals that it takes 7.3 seconds to reach 60 mph from 0 and a quarter mile in 15.2 seconds; considerably acceptable for a 7seater!
Offering 18 mpg citywide, 25 mpg on highways and a combined EPA of 21 mpg, you can call it a fuel guzzler!
Price and Final Verdict:
With a base price of $30850 and 10 year warranty; Santa Fe 2018 is an ideal family SUV with 7 passengers seating available along with various technological features.