2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is no longer being sold as new.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport


City 19 - 21 MPG Hwy 24 - 28 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
I never thought I would own a Hyundai.

by BonitaSpringsGuy from Bonita Springs, FL | November 08, 2019

I was looking for a certified SUV. I considered the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC300 and Audi Q3 and 5. What I was seeing certified out there were 3 year old vehicles with mileage in the mid 30's. Anything lower than that and you were paying a premium. I was on the local BMW dealers lot and spied the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Twilight Black and dark wheels. It looked better than the BMW it was next to. Salesman told me it was traded in for a BMW. No dents, dings, scratches, and the bumper was totally clean. I was shocked on how nice the interior was. Infinity Sound System was awesome, better than the Burmeister in a Mercedes. Air cooled seats, huge Sun/Moon Roof. When I drove it, well, it was very quiet. In fact, better than the BMW X3. Gas mileage hasn't been the greatest but tires have been under inflated. Just brought them up to 35 psi 2 days ago. Rear seats recline, sunshade on back side windows, Tailgate opens with you just standing there, and it only had 16,000 miles on it. Not certified, but still had a humoungous warranty left plus 2 plus years left on the Blue Link service. The warranty left on it surpassed anything BMW, Mercedes or Audi offered. Door handles light up at night when you get close to vehicle. I'm impressed. I saved a bunch of money and I feel like I'm driving luxury. Interior is spectacular, and I love the volume knob on the radio. Plus, the turbo uses regular gas. It handles great. Size is perfect.

I love my Hyundai!

by Jewels from Wyoming | October 31, 2019

I am so glad I choose to buy a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. It’s the perfect size inside and out. I love the comfortable seats, authentic dash, interior style and much much more. If your looking for a mid sized suv this may be the car for you.

A wonderful reliable vehicle, fun to drive

by SantaFe fan from Riverhead NY | October 12, 2019

This vehicle is fun to drive, love the turbo. Roomy, Convenient features , easy to learn, smooth ride and very nice looking. I am a SantaFe fan for over 10 years.

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Overview


The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a midsize SUV that seat up to 5 passengers.

Three trims are available: the base 2.4L model, 2.0L Turbo, and 2.0L Turbo Ultimate.

Overall, the Santa Fe Sport has a sleek, chiseled front-end that includes a hollowed-out grille and an aggressive fascia. The optional LED daytime running lights and fog lights have also been restyled to match. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors, chrome door handles, and LED accent lights. Available features include HID headlights, turn-signals indicators at the side mirrors, front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, a power liftgate, a roof rack, and a panoramic moonroof.
Under the Hood
The Santa Fe Sport is powered by a standard 185-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. A 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder is available as well. This year, horsepower had been downgraded to marginally improve fuel economy and torque. Fuel economy for the base model is an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway. It dips slightly to a 20/26 mpg for the base model with AWD. The turbocharged 2.0-liter model earned a 20/28 mpg rating and 19/24 rating with AWD.

Inside, the Santa Fe Sport features a premium cloth interior with updated technology.  The center console houses a standard audio system that has Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, satellite radio, CD/MP3 playback, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to include a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility, and an Infinity premium audio system. The available Hyundai Blue Link Connected car system comes with safety, diagnostic, and remote access features. Other interior options include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, wood-finish trim, a memory seat, power/heated/cooled seats, adaptive cruise control, and automatic dimming rearview mirror. A 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench seat and 12-volt power outlets come standard.

The Santa Fe Sport earned a full 5-Star overall safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. A blind spot warning system, rear-cross traffic alert, lane change assist, a surround view camera system, and lane departure warning are also available.