If you’re like many families, you have a dilemma. You don’t need seven seats, but you need more room for all the stuff that seems to come with the people you’ve already got. You’ve thought about a minivan, but you’d really rather not. So crossover SUV it is–but which one? And why? The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers you the solution you’re looking for, at a price tag you’ll probably be pretty happy about.
The one thing a crossover does so well is style–and you’ll definitely notice the Santa Fe Sport’s style. A chrome front grill and the 17″ alloy wheels make it quite clear that this is way better than your minivan alternative, especially when you add in the panoramic sunroof. A great thing about the exterior of the Santa Fe Sport is that it’s smaller than the standard Santa Fe. The absence of the third row means you lose a third row of seating, but you also gain handling and driveability. Without the extra length, you’ll feel more confident whipping into a parking space without a second thought.
Once you get into the new Santa Fe Sport, you’ll notice the 8″ touch screen with built-in navigation system. This is also the display for the multi-view back up camera. That means you can see behind the car and a bird’s eye view of everything that’s around the car when you’re backing up. There are also some features you might not see, but you’ll love. The heated and ventilated seats will help you stay comfortable no matter what it’s like outside. Finally, and this could be the best part for a family car, the seats are upholstered with YES Essential Stain Resistant Cloth seating. So you don’t need to worry about the spills that you know are going to happen. It’s like Hyundai has thought of almost everything.
Since this is going to be your new family car, one of the most important things is safety. The Santa Fe Sport has an overall 5 star safety rating by the NHTSA. Blind Spot Detection and rear cross traffic alert, along with lane departure warning are perfect for the new and learning driver because when you first start, staying in your lane is the scariest part. The thing that really puts the Santa Fe Sport on top is the Automatic Emergency Braking. When you don’t hit the brakes in time, the Santa Fe Sport will do it for you. It’s not a regular stopping strategy, but it’s a good feature to have.
Two-row SUVs that seat five are not rare in today’s market. But what the other companies don’t have is America’s Best Warranty. Standard with the purchase of a new Hyundai comes a new car warranty that blows the rest out of the water, with 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage. The powertrain warranty will take you all the way through 10 years or 100,000 miles. Plus, America’s best warranty comes with 5 years of unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Hyundai will have your back.
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate
The Ultimate takes the Santa Fe Sport to a higher level with more than 50 extra horsepower, more than 80 extra lb-ft of torque, and 1,500 extra pounds of towing capacity. The option of Smart Cruise control is a big plus when it comes to highway driving. It’ll slow down with traffic and automatically bring you back up to speed. Plus, with the ultimate, the Panoramic sunroof comes standard.
Rear Heated Seats
Keep everyone comfortable on chilly mornings with rear heated seats that match the front-seat levels of comfort.
Access smartphone apps or navigation easily from your touchscreen display.
Check out your car’s stats easily, keeping an eye on how everything is running.
Home Link System
Create an integrated garage door opener right in your car with this cool feature.
Embrace a minivan-free lifestyle and still keep your stuff and your passengers safely contained with the 2018 Santa Fe Sport. A beautifully designed exterior combines with a smartly designed interior to give you everything you need for real life. The Santa Fe Sport has you covered–and Hyundai proudly stands behind their SUV with the best warranty around.