The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the smaller version of the full-size Santa Fe, is arriving at dealerships now sporting a new Value Edition Package.
It bundles the SUVs most popular features that don’t come standard on the base model: heated and power side mirrors, side mirror turn signals, auto power front windows, and proximity key with push-button start. You even get Remote Start with the Blue Link App.
The Sante Fe Sport Value Edition FWD starts from $27,800, including destination.
No Major Design Changes
The Santa Fe had a significant overhaul last year, so no real exterior changes to speak of for the 2018 model year. All Santa Fe’s keep the new design from 2017. But both the Sport and full-size Santa Fes will now come standard with premium wood finishing with the leather upholstery option.
Hyundai continues to offer AWD on all trims for $1,550 more. The two engine choices include the base is a 2.4-liter 185-horsepower, which comes with the new Value package trim. The other is the 2.0-liter turbocharged 240-horsepower engine which starts from $32,300.
Note the full-size model will still offer the even bigger 3.3-liter V6 with 290-horsepower.
Blue Link Connection
Blue Link is Hyundai’s app that wirelessly connects you to your car. The Santa Fes will now come standard with the Connected Car Blue Link Package. It includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Monthly Vehicle Health Report, auto vehicle diagnostics with alerts. Those are just the safety features.
Blue Link includes remote features like start, climate control, door lock and unlock, and car finder. If your car gets stolen it you can use the stolen vehicle recovery, slow down, and immobilization buttons. Curfew, speed, and valet alert also mean no one will get away with borrowing your car and going wild.
For 2018 Blue Link improves on the optional navigation system with free regular map updates.
Check out our recent review of the full-size Santa Fe here or check out the video below.