2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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$24,950–$37,200 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Relative value
  • Lots of available luxury features
  • Cabin storage
  • Handling
  • Seating flexibility

The Bad

  • Off-the-line power versus V-6 competitors
  • Rearward visibility
  • Rear seating position
  • Road noise
  • Interior quality

Notable Features of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

  • Five-seat mid-size SUV
  • Turbo four-cylinder available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Forward collision warning available

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Hyundai's Santa Fe Sport is the automaker's five-seat mid-size SUV (the company's three-row Santa Fe SUV is covered separately). It competes with models like the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. 

New for 2018

A new Value Package includes heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, auto up/down front windows, keyless access with push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a power driver's seat and heated front seats. Santa Fe Sports with Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system now come with a suite of services for three years.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Love this vehicle!!

by Lisa from Hopewell, PA on August 14, 2018

It has so many extra features in it and also safety features. The smart cruise control and the automatic emergency braking are amazing! I love the hands free smart liftgate! That is so nice when my ... Read full review

(4.0)

It?s clean but don?t have my tags yet!!!!

by Mary from TN on August 13, 2018

It?s not my 1st choice but it?s growing on me. I like power and this is my very first 4 cylinder. Maybe in the near future I?ll be very glad that I got it Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Santa Fe Sport received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

B

Infant seat

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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