2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 hyundai santa fe and santa fe sport side by side

Crossover SUVs are all the rage in the automobile industry. In fact, over the next few years, Hyundai has plans to announce a number of new and updated SUV models. 

The Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport are two of the most popular crossover models on the market thanks to their versatile design, efficient powertrain options, a number of standard and available advanced safety technology offered and so much more.

Hyundai doesn't offer a Santa Fe "Sport" trim level, instead, it offers a Santa Fe Sport model. Despite sharing much of the same name, the two vehicle are actually quite a bit different.

Keep reading to learn more about the differences between the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Santa Fe Sport!

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

$30,850 Starting MSRP $24,950
18 City / 25 Highway mpg Fuel Efficiency (base model) 21 City / 27 Highway mpg
290 horsepower Maximum Power 240 horsepower
80 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Volume 71.5 cubic feet

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Golden CO

The biggest difference between the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport is the size.

For drivers in search of the most size, power and storage capability, the Santa Fe is the best choice. For drivers searching for a more sporty and efficient SUV, the Santa Fe Sport is likely the answer.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport (offered in base, 2.0T and 2.0T Ultimate trim levels) offers drivers an EPA-estimated 24 combined miles per gallon when equipped with the standard 185-hp, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine. For more power, check out the available 240-hp, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The Santa Fe Sport offers seating for five passengers.

The 2018 Santa Fe features an impressive 146.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume in addition to the 80 cubic feet of cargo space. The Santa Fe features a 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6 engine and seating for up to seven passengers with the available third row. Other configurations include seating for six passengers thanks to a second row featuring two captain's chairs.

To find out which impressive Hyundai model is best for you, schedule a test drive of a new Hyundai model today!