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

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Serving Watertown, CT, Waterbury, and Bristol

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a fairly unique vehicle, slotting in between the compact and mid-size SUV classes. This makes it an excellent choice for drivers that are looking for the performance of a small crossover, but still want a little extra space for both passengers and cargo. The Santa Fe Sport was split off from the main Santa Fe in 2012, and received a major update for the 2017 model year. This positions the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as an excellent contender in both the mid-size and compact SUV segments, appealing to buyers in both. With sprightly performance, a comfortable interior, plenty of standard features and an impeccable safety pedigree, this unique crossover has plenty to offer.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Sport

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

21 city / 27 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine



185 hp


6 Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC®

Exterior and Performance

As befitting its 'Sport' designation, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport gives you plenty of power to play with, as well as a confident road manner. There are two four-cylinder engines available to choose from: a confident 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated one and an energetic 2.0-liter turbo. With the former delivering 185 horsepower and the latter weighing in at 240 horsepower, they both get the Santa Fe Sport moving quickly, though the turbo is of course slightly faster. All-wheel drive is available with either engine, and both use a solid six-speed automatic transmission that provides ample responsiveness. Also responsive are the suspension and the steering, with the latter featuring several different driving modes that offer more or less resistance to match your driving style. Together, these various options easily let you design a 2018 Santa Fe Sport that you can have lots of fun with.

Interior and Technology

With lots of utility space and nice materials, the interior of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is both comfortable and enticing. While being the smaller of the two Hyundai mid-size SUVs, the Santa Fe Sport still feels more spacious than many rivals. There is plenty of room to stretch your legs in both rows, and even with a sunroof there is sufficient headroom for tall passengers. Base models are trimmed out in spill-resistant cloth, with leather upholstery available as an option together with other nice amenities like power adjustment and both heating and cooling. Combined with nice materials and a clean dashboard design, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers a functional and attractive interior for everyone.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers a good range of standard features as well as a large variety of options that let you easily create a car that is equipped just the way you want. All Santa Fe Sport models come equipped with Bluetooth, USB ports, six-speaker audio and a rearview camera, among other features, as well as being able to pick from a full range of options like navigation, advanced infotainment or a 360-degree view camera. Some of these options are also standard on the turbocharged models, but otherwise those are just as customizable, letting you pick and choose exactly the features you want to have.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Interior


All of the rating agencies give the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport top scores when it comes to safety, and you can have it equipped with the latest developments in active safety. Those include features like active lane control, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control, which let the car detect and even autonomously respond to potential dangers. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport also excels in more conventional testing, scoring a five-star crash test review from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick Plus nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Test Drive Today!

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a worthy evolution on a fantastic vehicle that gives many drivers exactly what they need. Its spacious cabin, nice amenities and solid performance make it a well-rounded entry that can be just the perfect size for many fans of both compact and mid-size SUV. We invite you to try it on for size at our dealership. Call us or visit us to take the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport for a test-drive, and you will see just why we like this fantastic crossover.


*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.