The 2018 Santa Fe has the distinction of being Hyundai’s largest SUV, as well as the only one to offer three rows of seating. Fresh off a redesign in 2017, the Santa Fe offers drivers convenience and flexibility without sacrificing in any other department. If you are in the market for an SUV that can handle whatever your hectic lifestyle might throw at it, it is time to come see us at Eide Hyundai so that we can introduce you to the new Santa Fe.
Bold silhouette lines and distinctive front and rear end styling gives the Santa Fe a presence on the road unlike any other in its class. With eight exterior colors to choose from - not to mention a choice between 18-inch alloy wheels (or 19-inch with the Limited Ultimate trim) - you can customize the Santa Fe to your heart’s content. If you like your vehicles with some extra flair on the outside, the Ultimate model comes with standard exterior door trim and silver-painted accents. Chrome tipped exhaust and chrome door handles are standard on all three trim levels, as is rear and front solar privacy glass. Four different interior cloth color choices (or two leather color choices dependent on trim level) mean that the inside of your SUV can accentuate the outside. You can add some extra complexity to the interior by choosing the Premium Package for the SE model, which gives you leather seats, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Top off the interior’s styling with the panoramic sunroof, which is a standard feature in both the SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate models.
This car’s handsome exterior is augmented by some serious equipment under the hood. All three trim levels come with a 3.3 liter (L) V6 engine, which puts out 290 horsepower (hp) and 252 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mileage estimates for the 2018 Santa Fe SE model in front wheel drive (FWD) are 18 miles per gallon (mpg) when driving on Grand Forks streets, 25 mpg while driving on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. Mileage estimates for the SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate models in FWD are 17 mpg city driving, 23 mpg driving on Grand Forks ND highways, and 20 mpg combined. All three trim levels come with the same drivetrain: a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC. FWD is standard in all models and all wheel drive (AWD) is optional.
Hyundai has always made a point of ensuring that safety tech is always a priority in their vehicles. This is indeed the case in the 2018 Santa Fe. A rearview camera, as well as the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are standard features in all three trim levels. Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection are features that are optional in both the SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate. An energy absorbing steering column, along with front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters and front and rear crumple zones means that even in the event of a collision, you are going to be protected by the best safety technology available.
It can be tough to find an SUV that checks off all the items on your list. Often you are forced to sacrifice comfort for the sake of appearance, or utility for the sake of performance. With the 2018 Santa Fe, Hyundai was able to strike the balance between all of those, ensuring that this SUV is the right answer for anybody who is searching for a car that can handle life’s ever-changing challenges.