2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review for Sycamore, IL

2018 hyundai santa fe sport suv review


Starting MSRP


City/Hwy MPG



2,000 lbs.

Towing Capacity

The Santa Fe Sport is a smaller take on the popular Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. For the 2018 model year, the Santa Fe provides Sycamore, IL area drivers with a compact SUV option that is a little bigger and better than the competition but that still comes at a great price and with an unbeatable warranty.

To learn more about the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, read our comprehensive review below, or call (815) 895-4584 to speak with a product specialist at our dealership.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Interior & Exterior

2018 hyundai santa fe sport interior

The new Santa Fe Sport is a compact crossover with seating for five. It comes in nine different paint colors ranging from elegant Sparkling Silver to vibrant Serrano Red. The interior is upholstered in either stain-resistant cloth or leather. On rainy days and dark nights, the rear windshield wiper and bending headlights improve visibility.

Drivers and passengers alike are sure to love the available heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The rear seats also recline for passenger comfort, and split-fold down or slide forward to increase cargo capacity. An in-floor cargo area storage compartment and roof rails also help to increase cargo capacity.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Engine Specs & Capability

The base model Hyundai Santa Fe, and most popular trim package at our Hyundai dealership in Sycamore, IL, comes with a 2.4L I4 engine. The middle and top-level trim both have a turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine instead. The turbocharged engine is considerably more powerful, but fuel-conscious shoppers will prefer the standard engine.


Power Output

Fuel Economy

2.4L Inline Four-Cylinder

185 HP; 178 lb.-ft. of torque

· 21 MPG city/27 MPG highway (FW)

· 20 MPG city/26 MPG highway (AWD)

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

240 HP; 260 lb.-ft. of torque

· 20 MPG city/28 MPG highway (FW)

· 20 MPG city/27 MPG highway (FW, Ultimate)

· 19 MPG city/26 MPG highway (AWD)

· 19 MPG city/24 MPG highway (AWD, Ultimate)

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Safety & Technology

You will be amazed by the incredible array of technology available on the new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Ranging from crash prevention technology to convenience features to high-end entertainment systems, the technology of the 2018 Santa Fe Sport covers everything you could want.

  • Automatic emergency braking can sense when you approach another vehicle or pedestrian crossing in front of you too quickly and begins braking automatically to prevent a collision.
  • Smart cruise control can slow down and speed up with the flow of traffic, and even come to a complete stop and start again automatically if the car ahead does so.
  • Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert monitors vehicles behind your Hyundai to let you know when it's safe to change lanes or pull out of a parking spot.
  • Blue Link® telematics allow you to remotely lock/unlock your Hyundai, start up the engine and climate control, search for points of interest in the navigation, and request emergency assistance, all from your smartphone.
  • Infinity® premium audio with Quantum Logic® surround and Clari-Fi™ music restoration dramatically improves the sound quality of your music by restoring the depth lost during digital compression.
  • With the proximity key, all you need to do to unlock the doors or open the trunk is stand near your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport's door or trunk with the key in your pocket or purse.

Test Drive the New Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

test drive the 2018 hyunda santa fe suv

Every shopper considering the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe should get a chance to experience it in person before taking one home. Schedule a test drive at Brian Bemis Hyundai for your chance to get behind the wheel.

To get a better idea of what trim packages and colors are currently available, visit our new vehicle inventory. To get a better idea of what finance and lease deals are currently available, check our incentives page.

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