2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will have popular features under new Value Package

Article by Christian A., on June 7, 2017

After its 2017 model year received a major facelift, we thought there isn’t much to expect for 2018MY. Luckily, the new Hyundai Santa Fe has been generously packed with all the essentials, thanks to the new value-focused trim plus enhanced new features.

At $27,800, the front wheel drive Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Value features new roof side rails, new front fog lights and daytime running lights (in LED). For superior comfort, the crossover has been equipped with heated front seats and power driver seat with lumbar support.

The latest and most convenient technologies have been added to the new model too. Among them are Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System, dual automatic temperature control with Clear Air technology, a 7-inch infotainment audio display with Sirius XM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Additional enhancements were also included for better safety and accessibility such as proximity key with push start button, power windows and heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators.

Hyundai’s premium wood finish is now available on any of Santa Fe’s Sport models as well as on the leather-equipped version. The Blue Link-equipped models, on the other hand, come with all the standard services and features good for 3 years.

Blue Link's standard services are comprised of Guidance, Remote and Connected Care Packages. With just an Onboard Navigation required, the Guidance can already send you the latest multimedia and navigation updates. This comes with Destination Send-to-Car and Destination Search which are both powered by Google.

Most features on the Remote can now be activated using a smartwatch, a smart device application or with Amazon’s Alexa skill. It involves valet alert, speed alert, geo-fence, curfew, alarm, stolen vehicle immobilization/slowdown/recovery, car finder, remote horn and lights, door lock/ unlock as well as remote start with climate control.

Lastly, the Connected Care consists of on-Demand diagnostics, driving information, maintenance reminder, Service Link, automatic diagnostic trouble code, monthly vehicle health report, enhanced roadside assistance, SOS emergency assistance and automatic collision notification.

All Santa Fe engines use high pressure direct injection and DCVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) with 6-speed automatic as standard transmission. The All-wheel-drive versions gets an additional windshield wiper de-icer and Active Cornering Control.

The model with the 3rd row is powered by a 290hp 3.3-liter V6 while the Sport trim is offered with a 240hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinders or the 185hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

Prices start at $32,300 for the turbocharged Santa Fe Sport while the top-of–the line 2.0T Ultimate Sport model comes at $36,600. For an additional price of $1,500, all models can be availed with an all-wheel-drive set-up. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Sport is on its way to the dealerships with a starting price of $25,900.

Press Release

2018 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LINE-UP FEATURES NEW VALUE-FOCUSED TRIM AND ENHANCED FEATURE PACKAGING

The award-winning Hyundai Santa Fe lineup continues to improve for the 2018 model year. Building upon major 2017 enhancements such as fresh exterior design and LED lighting signatures to additional infotainment, safety features and new Drive Mode selection, an all-new Value package on the Santa Fe Sport delivers popular features at an exceptional value. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport is arriving at dealers now and the 2018 Santa Fe models will be arriving early summer.

POWERTRAINS
The 2018 Santa Fe line-up continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and seating options for five, six or seven passengers. The Santa Fe Sport is powered by an efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower or the more powerful, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. 2018 Santa Fe (three-row) uses the 3.3-liter Lambda II V6 engine, with 290 horsepower. All Santa Fe engines utilize high-pressure direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. Active Cornering Control and a windshield wiper de-icer is also standard on AWD Santa Fe models.

GENEROUS FEATURE CONTENT
Santa Fe offers a comprehensive list of standard features, including a rearview camera, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry with alarm, bodycolor power side mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, daytime running lights, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free smartphone system. Premium features such as HID Xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, navigation and an updated 12-speaker Infinity Logic7® audio system which features QuantumLogic® Surround and Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology are available. Also available is Hyundai’s innovative power Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open, which makes it even easier for owners to gain access to the cargo area whenever their hands are full. This system makes it easy for the driver to keep both feet comfortably on the ground by simply standing within a few feet of the rear bumper with the key fob in a purse or pocket for a few seconds.

BLUE LINK® STANDARD SERVICES
For 2018, Hyundai is making a variety of services standard on all Blue Link-equipped Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models. Blue Link Connected Care, Remote and Guidance packages are now free for three years. Some of these Blue Link services are now also accessible via smartphone, smartwatch and virtual assistant devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, such as Remote door lock, Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search by Google® and the Monthly Vehicle Health Report.

Hyundai is going above and beyond the competition by making all Blue Link safety and security features like Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery standard to subscribers as well. These important features include immediate access to the Blue Link Emergency Response Center in the event of an accident, faster connection to emergency services and 24/7, 365 days/year access to emergency assistance via the dedicated SOS button. Blue Link can also assist the police in locating and recovering a stolen vehicle.

In addition to making the current features standard, Hyundai will tackle the inconvenience of outdated map software by offering free downloads to maintain up-to-date navigation programming on the system’s SD card via the MyHyundai website. These complimentary updates also will be available for three years as part of the Guidance Package.

Blue Link standard features include:
Connected Care Package

Automatic Collision Notification
SOS Emergency Assistance
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Monthly Vehicle Health Report
Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
Service Link
Maintenance Reminder
Driving Information
On-Demand Diagnostics
Remote Package
(Most features can be activated via Amazon Alexa skill, smartphone app or smartwatch)

Remote Start with Climate Control (Requires push-button start)
Remote Door Lock / Unlock
Remote Horn and Lights
Car Finder
Stolen Vehicle Recovery
Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
Stolen Vehicle Immobilization
Alarm Notification
Curfew Alert
Geo-Fence
Speed Alert
Valet Alert
Guidance Package (Requires Onboard Navigation)

Destination Search Powered by Google
Destination Send-to-Car by Google
Multimedia and Navigation Updates (provides complimentary map updates)
ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ SUPPORT
Both Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly-used smartphone functions, including navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, making phone calls and sending messages along with more than 40 approved smartphone apps. Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0, Lollipop or higher. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later models running IOS 7 and above.

SAFETY
Standard safety equipment on the 2018 Santa Fe lineup includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

2018 SANTA FE SPORT PRICING

MODEL

FWD/AWD

MSRP

SANTA FE SPORT 2.4

FWD

$24,950

SANTA FE SPORT 2.4

AWD

$26,500

SANTA FE SPORT 2.4 VALUE

FWD

$26,850

SANTA FE SPORT 2.4 VALUE

AWD

$28,400

SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T

FWD

$31,350

SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T

AWD

$32,900

SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T ULTIMATE

FWD

$35,650

SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T ULTIMATE

AWD

$37,200

*Destination charges $950

Source: Hyundai

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