2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai Santa Fe highlights

Customer rating


  • A long list of standard tech features
  • Easy-to-use entertainment interface
  • Steering is responsive and accurate


  • The standard sound system is lacking
  • Thick roof pillars hamper rear visibility
  • Rough roads can lead to a harsh ride

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 22 highway, 19 combined

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What is new for the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe?

  • The Limited trim has been discontinued for 2018.
  • Santa Fe trims have been upgraded with Quad Seats and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Limited Ultimate trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe trims

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SE Ultimate:

  • Includes all features available on the SE
  • Sunroofs
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors

Limited Ultimate:

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

1. Sized to fit your family

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is designed to fit them all. The Santa Fe comes standard with seating for seven; a six-seater model is also available. If you prefer a smaller SUV, the Santa Fe Sport has seating for five—plus some performance credentials. Whether you're traveling with your kids, cousins, or friends, you'll have just the right amount of space. 

2. Available all-wheel drive

Whether you live in an area with lots of snow and ice or like to get off the beaten path on dirt roads, you'll love the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe's available all-wheel drive. AWD is available on all trims. That means you can always get where you're going, whatever the weather. 

3. Cargo for camping and more

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has enough cargo space to handle your plans, whether it's a camping weekend away, deliveries to a soup kitchen, or just taking Fido to your favorite dog park. The Santa Fe has 13.5 cu-ft of space behind the third row and more than 40 cu-ft behind the second row. Standard fold-flat seats on the second and third rows make it easy to maximize your carrying capacity. 

4. Simple connectivity

With the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, you don't need to fiddle with your tech settings. Connecting with standard Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Hyundai's Bluelink® connected car system is easy. The base 2018 Santa Fe has a seven-inch touchscreen, while the higher Ultimate and Limited Ultimate trims have an eight-inch screen.

5. Driver assistance when you need it

You'll no doubt want some extra peace of mind on the road, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe delivers. Packages on each trim level unlock high-end driver-assistance features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Advanced driver aids like adaptive cruise control with stop/start are available on the Limited Ultimate trim. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Santa Fe an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Hyundai Santa Fe 17th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Hyundai Santa Fe features and specs

Limited Ultimate 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.3"/M 40.4"/R 30.9"

Head room

F 39.9"/M 39.4"/R 35.7"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



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