2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $31,800 | Price yours
Above Average: Value, roominess, features
Below Average: Lack of powertrain options
Consensus: Good-looking, value-packed and family-friendly
Santa Fe Lineup Offers Value and Versatility
The Santa Fe, the only 3-row member of Hyundai's SUV lineup, comes equipped with family-friendly features at a relatively affordable price, all in a good-looking vehicle. It comes well equipped through the trim levels, along with a battery of options and feature packages designed to lure consumers with a "have it your way" approach. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a comfortable interior, good mpg figures, a great warranty and is easy to drive.
Driving the Santa Fe
In our review of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, we noted: "While Mazda’s CX-9 may have set a new standard for 7-passenger SUV handling, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV isn’t far from this benchmark. The Santa Fe offers more horsepower than the Mazda and features Drive Mode Select, a 3-position setting that permits the driver to change steering feel and transmission shift points ranging from Economy to Comfort to Sport mode."
Build and Price
The Santa Fe starts under $32,000 and tops out at about $45,000. Build and price your own 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
Hyundai Santa Fe Shoppers Also Look At
Santa Fe Sport
If a 2-row SUV is what you're looking for, but you want the good looks and value that the Santa Fe offers, check out the Santa Fe Sport. Like its 3-row big brother, the Santa Fe Sport offers a lot of features for a decent price, wrapped in attractive sheet metal. The Santa Fe Sport falls in size between the Tucson and the Santa Fe, and offers a fun drive and more space than a typical compact SUV.
KBB.com reader LarryR replaced a 2009 Santa Fe with a new one, and has this to say about Hyundai's 3-row SUV: "Roomier interior, second row captains chairs, real-time NAV, upgraded safety features like blind-spot warning and 360 camera. My only complaint (vs. the 2009) is less driver visibility." Read more Santa Fe consumer reviews.
Santa Fe Substitutes
The Santa Fe is an appealing choice, but there are 10 SUVs in its segment. Check out KBB's Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide to see which midsize sport/utility is right for you.
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