2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Price and Specs Review | Watertown, CT

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Serving Watertown, CT, Waterbury, and Bristol

With fuel-efficient yet powerful engines, a healthy collection of tech features, and the most generous warranty in the business, the Hyundai Santa Fe has been a popular mid-size crossover with the buying public and industry experts since its debut for the 2001 model year. A beneficiary of a major update the year before, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is refreshed as it continues the nameplate’s third production cycle. For the least expensive model, without sacrificing the vehicle’s major attributes, there’s the SE trim.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

18 city / 25 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

3.3-liter V6


290 hp


6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC®

Exterior and Performance

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE uses the Lambda II, which is a 3.3-liter V6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Lambda II is hitched to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which has SHIFTRONIC technology to enable greater control over gear shifting-similar to a manual transmission. The standard front-wheel drivetrain can be swapped with an all-wheel-drive system for enhancing driving performance on slippery surfaces.

Interior and Technology

A seven-seater thanks to its three rows, the 2018 Santa Fe SE presents 146.6 cubic feet of passenger space. Standard cargo space is set at 13.5 cubic feet, with the option of folding down the second- and third-row seats to expand it to 80 cubic feet. Front seating includes an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support. Hyundai offers the option of adding 6-way power on the passenger side and heating capability on both front seats. In addition, you can swap the cloth upholstery with leather trim.

To provide entertainment to its occupants, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE comes equipped with a six-speaker stereo system, which includes HD Radio, an AM/FM radio tuner, single-disc CD/MP3 player, a free three-month SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for controlling the head unit with your smartphone, and a 7-inch display screen. Additional comfort and convenience features on the SE trim include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, air-filtering dual front automatic temperature control, and a complimentary three-year subscription to a pair of Blue Link telematics suites (Connected Care and Remote) that offer services such as automatic collision notification, roadside assistance, and vehicle location. Optional on the Santa Fe SE are an electroluminescent gauge cluster that includes an LCD multi-information display, a HomeLink transceiver for remote-controlling garage doors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror to reduce glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Interior


For restraint and cushioning, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE has a driver’s knee airbag, dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-installed side impact airbags, and a pair of roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Four-wheel disc brakes for shortening stopping distances is accompanied by anti-lock braking for to prevent the wheels from locking up when the brake pedal is suddenly pressed, brake assist for additional stopping power when needed, and electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of stopping power to the wheels. There’s also hill start assist for safe driving up a hill when shifting from park to drive and downhill brake control for safe driving down a steep slope. Other safety and security features on the SE include electronic stability control and an anti-theft system that combines remote keyless entry and a panic alarm. Optional are blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change assist.

Test Drive Today!

To check out the latest edition of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE, come visit us at our dealership in Watertown, Connecticut for a test drive. One of our Hyundai specialists will be more than willing and able to assist you with picking the right vehicle for you, as well as the perfect financing option.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.