2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size mainstream SUV that slots above the compact Hyundai Tucson in the brand’s crossover lineup. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers comfortable accommodations in two rows, however no third-row seat is available. A polished driving experience sets the Santa Fe apart from some competitors that have a brittle ride quality and less road noise isolation. Prices start from an MSRP of $27,850.

Pros: Available Powerful V6, Good Value, Smooth & Quiet Ride

Cons: Smaller & Less Fuel-Efficient Than Some Competitors, Lacks Personality

Looks Best In: Nightfall Blue exterior/Beige interior

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Competition: Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander, Kia Sorento

Safety Score: The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe was awarded the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick distinction.

Summary: The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a practical choice for mid-size crossover shoppers. Although not very engaging to drive, the smooth ride makes the Santa Fe ideally suited to laborious commutes and long highway drives. Although some shoppers might find the cargo area too small compared to competitors, for the majority of shoppers the Santa Fe should be a good fit for transporting four adults and their cargo or for tackling trips to Lowe’s or Home Depot.

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