The automaker, Hyundai, has confirmed a series of changes to the all-new 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. But the changes are only minor since both crossovers are new. The update will include a new Santa Fe Value Edition.
For additional $1,900, the new Value Edition package adds power windows with front auto-up/down, heated dual power side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and a proximity key with push-button start. The new package is only offered on models with the base 2.4-liter engine that makes 185 hp, and not the turbocharged 2.0-liter that produces 240 hp.
The 2018 Santa Fe Sport will include standard features such as a rearview camera, LED headlight accents, automatic on/off headlights and remote keyless entry with alarm. For 2018, the automaker also has made three key packages standard on Blue Link-equipped models for a full three years. These include the Connected Care Package that comes with an automatic collision notification, on-demand diagnostics, emergency assistance, and a Remote Package that allows drivers to remotely control features such as door locks, lights, and climate control.
In addition, most Blue Link services can be accessed via smartphone, smartwatch, or Amazon Alexa. The Guidance Package is also available, which adds destination search by Google and complimentary map software updates.
Under the hood, the Santa Fe Sport has two different engines available. The entry-level model is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 185 hp (187 PS), while higher versions have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 240 hp (243 PS). The Santa Fe, on the other hand, features a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.
The turbocharged 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a starting price of $32,300. All-wheel drive is offered on all models for an extra $1,500. The 2018 model is set to arrive in dealerships this summer.