The Hottest Crossover of the Summer: The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Crossover SUVs continue to be the fastest-growing segment in consumer automobiles, thanks to their perfect balance between roomy passenger seating, storage space, and fuel economy. It just so happens that the new Santa Fe Sport leads the segment with its sleek looks, innovative technology, and the highest safety standards.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport is the latest revision of Hyundai’s now long-running lineup of crossover SUVs. In contrast to the larger Santa Fe three-row SUV, the Sport has two-row seating and a unique design that draws from the best classic sedan concepts. It’s perfect for families looking for an SUV-like driving experience around Augusta, GA without fully committing to the larger size and lower fuel efficiency of a full-size SUV.


The 2018 Value Package

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport can be paired with the Value Package, which retains a swarm of features that many vehicles don’t. Separate, previously optional features are included in the 2018 Value Package, such as heated power side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a larger seven-inch touchscreen display, remote push-button start, and automatic up/down front windows. With the Value Package, the 2018 Santa Fe Sport sets the standard for the level of features available in its most affordable trim.

At the entry-level, the 2018 Santa Fe Sport even sets a high bar for standard features, such as a rearview camera, LED headlights, and a 5-inch touchscreen LCD with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. This trim also includes SiriusXM satellite radio service.


Blue Link Technology

A major change from the 2017 line is the standardization of Blue Link in most Sport trims. Any Blue Link-enabled 2018 Sport receives Blue Link Connected Care for three years. This automated safety and maintenance support system notifies drivers when they need oil changes, helps them schedule appointments for maintenance directly from the vehicle, and contacts emergency services automatically on your behalf if it detects a collision.

2018 Santa Fe Sports equipped with this emergency service have a dedicated SOS button that alerts EMTs and police to your GPS location with a single tap. So, even if your situation is more complex than what the automatic collision system detects on its own, you can feel safe knowing that you have an easy method of calling for help. This system is in addition to the inherited structural design of the 2017 Santa Fe Sport, which helped the SUV achieve the highest safety ratings in the crossover category.

Three Beautiful Interior Choices

The Sport sticks to two rows (as opposed to the three in its larger Santa Fe cousin) but takes advantage of a form factor that maximizes how much space is available for passengers within the two-row design. Three adults can comfortably enjoy the back row, with room to spare for the front passengers to stretch their legs out. Leather seats are an option in the base sport, but standard in the 2.0T and Ultimate trim levels.



A Powerful Four-Cylinder Engine

The Sport steps down slightly from the muscle of the standard Santa Fe SUV, instead opting for increased fuel efficiency while still providing a 185-hp power plant that beats out the average sedan. The upgraded 2.0L 4-cylinder engine can be fitted on the 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate models, and it generates 260 lb. per ft. of torque and 240 horsepower, demonstrating exactly how a crossover is prepared for a heavy load of passengers as well as transporting objects.

Buy or Lease a 2018 Santa Fe Sport in Columbia, SC

Ready to feel engaged on the road? Head to Jim Hudson Hyundai to take a test drive in a new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. As one of the best Hyundai dealers in Columbia, we’d be happy to show you our wide range of Santa Fe SUVs and help you find a great financing or Hyundai lease deal that’s virtually unmatched by any other Columbia car dealership. With our selection, service, and pricing, it’s no surprise why we’re the local Hyundai dealer of choice for shoppers in Rock Hill and Lexington, SC.

Contact us at (803) 339-1629 or visit our Hyundai dealership in Columbia, SC, at  310 Greystone Blvd to take a spin in the 2018 Santa Fe Sport, browse our other new Hyundai models, or learn about how to save money on a used car.


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