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Hyundai’s 2018 Santa Fe midsize crossover looks great and offers top-notch safety ratings, proven reliability, a comfortable interior with 3 rows of seating, strong warranty coverage, and a compelling price. It hasn’t been re-designed since 2013, but from a purely practical perspective, our reviewer gives it a perfect 10 for cost-effectiveness. He also wishes it were more fun to drive.

All Santa Fes get a 3.6-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic, with three trim levels available with front-wheel-drive or a $1,750 upgrade to all-wheel-drive. That engine produces 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque; FWD base trims are rated at 18 mpg city, 25 highway, 21 combined, while the Limited Ultimate with AWD gets rated at 17, 22, 19. The BlueLink infotainment system works well, supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and lets parents set speed, curfew, and geographic boundaries for teen drivers. And for 2018, Santa Fe buyers will get 3 free years of trial BlueLink service, rather than one. Read more on CarGurus: cargur.us/lx6HB

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Comments

    • Alan Lowry
      Alan Lowry

      You forgot to mention the "WARRENTY MUST DO" $700.00 Timing Belt Replacement requirement that Hyundai springs on you at 60,000 miles. uuuugh.

      about 2 months ago
    • OneTwoPlay Witty
      OneTwoPlay Witty

      WTF is this guy trying to say ... it doesn't drive like a luxury 2 seat sports car ... DUH!

      about 4 months ago
    • Brian Caton
      Brian Caton

      What is the towing capability?

      about 11 months ago
    • montu25
      montu25 In reply to Brian Caton

      5000 lbs

      about 10 months ago
    • helpmenow7
      helpmenow7

      Beats all domestics

      about 1 year ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks good

      about 1 year ago
    • Mr Krinkle
      Mr Krinkle

      I just bought a blue santa fe about a week ago. Never owned a Hyundai and didn't really know what I was looking for. I just knew I wanted to buy something new that could seat 7. I'm very impressed with it so far. The motor is strong for a v6 and it gets good gas mileage. My kids like it too. They prefer it over our suburban regardless if the suburban has more room.

      about 1 year ago
    • daddy cool
      daddy cool In reply to Mr Krinkle

      Does it have 3rd row ac vents

      about 1 month ago
    • Gary Walia
      Gary Walia

      I am getting a new Santa fe xl 7 passenger. Any suggestions as to how I can haggle the sales guy

      about 1 year ago
    • James S.
      James S.

      I think some clarification on the brakes is in order. You mentioned brake fade and overheating. Were you deliberately over using the brakes it see what they can handle or was this moderate use? Or are they under rated for the weight of the vehicle?

      I do a lot of mountain driving and I downshift to maintain speed rather than using the brakes.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kamal kammu
      Kamal kammu

      👌👌 supperb colour yar nice loved it

      about 1 year ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks really really good

      about 1 year ago
    • Trevor Graham Welch
      Trevor Graham Welch

      Its not meant to be a Ferrari !!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • OneTwoPlay Witty
      OneTwoPlay Witty In reply to Trevor Graham Welch

      LOL i just commented the sentiment before i read yours.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ali Senejani
      Ali Senejani

      I drive a Mercedes C250 and I am changing to Santa Fe due to family expansions. The Korean car is so nicely built with solid structure and all the safety features that you would need from a car.

      The Merc has been giving me so many problems since day one. I do not think i will go back to another European car again.... Hyundai and Kia have improved a lot and they are slowly taking over old good brands.....

      about 1 year ago
    • Lacky Parker
      Lacky Parker In reply to Ali Senejani

      Ali Senejani Mercs and bmw the worst in reliability for sure.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ed S
      Ed S

      From the day I took delivery of my 2017 Santa Fe the only thing I did not like was the ride. It was very rough riding. I asked several forms and could not get a definitive answer. I was told by several people that the tires were the problem. They said the Kumho tires that the car came with were crap and the cause of the rough ride. Well, at 14,254 miles I bit the bullet and put on a set of Michelin Premium LTX 235/55/R19 tires. The difference in the rides was amazing! It is like night and day. While not a 10, the ride has to be somewhere around an 8 or so. I could not be happier and not sorry at all that I spent the money and switched. I hope this helps other owners in their quest for a smoother ride.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jimmy Y
      Jimmy Y

      I was super impressed by diesel version of Santa fe. Fuel economy was really impressive. I am looking forward to 2.2L diesel 2019 Santa fe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Orion Giurfa
      Orion Giurfa

      I have the 2017 limited ultimate. The best!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Jaguar
      Jaguar

      This car is much better from Mercedes GLS Class _ Bravo Hyundai

      about 1 year ago
    • Sucrey galgo
      Sucrey galgo

      I want this to be my first car love the design.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark C
      Mark C

      I have the 2017 model and your review is spot on.

      about 1 year ago
    • ulatino71
      ulatino71

      $41900 for one hyundai ????? No way

      about 1 year ago
    • Lacky Parker
      Lacky Parker In reply to ulatino71

      Yeah bmw and mercs are the least reliable money pit overpriced junk.

      about 2 months ago
    • Stuart Little is now called lil Stuart
      Stuart Little is now called lil Stuart In reply to ulatino71

      ulatino71 are you stuck in the 80s or something

      Oh wait your one of those badge whores

      It's not about the badge you BMW fanboy

      about 11 months ago
    • Kellon DAVID
      Kellon DAVID

      Nice car..

      about 1 year ago
    • Ismail M.
      Ismail M.

      Does anyone walking the earth really want a beige or gray interior??? Stop putting that crap in cars!

      about 1 year ago
    • Gary Walia
      Gary Walia In reply to Ismail M.

      So true

      about 1 year ago
    • Angie Whitley
      Angie Whitley In reply to Ismail M.

      What would you suggest

      about 1 year ago
    • Meredith Myers
      Meredith Myers In reply to Ismail M.

      Ismail M. 👏👏👏 well said

      about 1 year ago
    • Robert Rogala
      Robert Rogala

      Great review. I own this exact vehicle and agree with everything. It is not a sport SUV, but does everything else very well for the money and features.

      about 1 year ago
    • Liviu Bulbuk
      Liviu Bulbuk

      I own 2017 Santa Fee black color ,this Beautiful SUV it is better than any midsize SUV on the market, I like the warranty, (100k miles,or 10 years)safety features and of course the 3 rows seats, also 5 stars crash test this SUV it the best car ever

      about 1 year ago
    • Jason M
      Jason M In reply to Liviu Bulbuk

      Liviu Bulbuk
      I'm torn between this and the ascent. Just waiting for crash results to post. I do wish the dash and arm rest were better designed.

      about 11 months ago
    • HuntaKiller
      HuntaKiller

      Even since its birth in 2013 it destroys most looks in its class,is it worth it to get for $15k used??

      about 1 year ago
    • DriveAndBeDriven
      DriveAndBeDriven

      Great review! The Santa Fe seems like a pretty solid entry in its class. I can't wait for its redesign (hopefully coming for the 2019 or 2020 model year).

      about 1 year ago
    • ScytheNoire
      ScytheNoire In reply to DriveAndBeDriven

      I'm looking forward to the redesign, which is coming out in 2019. It looks really nice, and the front end is very aggressive looking.

      about 1 year ago
    • venictos
      venictos

      Nice but still a Hyundai

      about 1 year ago
    • Lacky Parker
      Lacky Parker In reply to venictos

      Op is one dumb looking fool. He has no idea. Stupid moron

      about 2 months ago
    • Stuart Little is now called lil Stuart
      Stuart Little is now called lil Stuart In reply to venictos

      venictos have you ever driven or even sat in a Hyundai because if you ever driven or sat in a Hyundai you'll actually like


      Badge snobs like you really need to shut up, I mean this isn't the 80s anymore and it is far more reliable than junk Honda, so you like the cat but the Hyundai badge offends you, dang you are such a spoiled brat Oh no are you crying because your scared of a Hyundai badge

      Uh oh mommy will just put junky Honda badge so your tantrum will stop

      about 11 months ago
    • Michael j
      Michael j In reply to venictos

      so much better than a ford for sure

      about 1 year ago
    • ScytheNoire
      ScytheNoire In reply to venictos

      Hyundai is the third largest auto maker in the world now. South Korea is the king of technology these days, and they've really added it to their cars.
      Compared to the crap some of the American auto makers are putting out (GM & Chrysler), Hyundai is way ahead.
      Toyota and Honda are probably still tops, but Hyundai has made huge gains, and matches or outdoes them on technology.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joshua Jacob
      Joshua Jacob In reply to venictos

      venictos badge snobs “like you would probably take an unreliable Benz over this because of an overated luxury brand,plus 1995 called they want your information back

      about 1 year ago
    • Jhw Webster
      Jhw Webster

      We lease and are on our 3rd Hyundai: Veracruz, Santa Fe, Santa Fe. Unless something dramatic develops in other brands in the next two years, it will be another Santa Fe for us.

      about 1 year ago
    • Preston Higginbotham
      Preston Higginbotham In reply to Jhw Webster

      Jhw Webster have a Veracruz still. Wish they would’ve kept it and refreshed it

      about 11 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      Damn suvs are boring. All you canbrag about is safety on these things.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jaffar Abdul Baqi
      Jaffar Abdul Baqi

      So, which reasonably priced 3 row midsize suv is exiting to drive?

      about 1 year ago
    • Tek z
      Tek z In reply to Jaffar Abdul Baqi

      Jaffar Abdul Baqi a, CX9?

      about 1 year ago
    • godfatherNYC
      godfatherNYC

      It would be nice to see the instrument panel.

      about 1 year ago