With the increasing market for crossover SUVs, car manufacturers have made their formations for various sizes. And to compete in this segment, Hyundai presents the Santa Fe Sport. Brother to the larger seven-passenger Santa Fe, this five-passenger crossover basically fills the gap between a truly compact Tucson and the midsize Santa Fe.
Despite being in a crowded segment, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport stands out. Behind the sheet metal that looks sharp there is a roomy, quiet cabin equipped with various standard features. The cargo capacity is quite large, and you can choose a turbocharged engine to add extra power to this commendable crossover. Ending it all is Hyundai generous warranty coverage.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a compact crossover sold in three trims: the base Sport, 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport base is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. EPA fuel economy rating at 24 mpg combined (21 city/27 highway) for FWD variant and (22/20/26) with AWD.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine generating 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimated fuel economy at 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) for FWD variant and (22/19/26) with AWD.
A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered and you can choose either with front- or all-wheel drive. In track testing, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD hit 60 mph in 7.6 seconds, which is about average for a small crossover.