There’s nothing more exhilarating to me than jumping into a new car and taking it for a spin. The 2018 Santa Fe Lt Ult AWD that I just test drove still had the new car smell! Most exciting about the 2018 Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD is the 6 passenger seating capacity and the Hands-free Smart Liftgate.
I am a shopping kind of gal and I have a huge family, so the seating capacity is a big win and the auto liftgate even bigger. In the event that my hands are loaded after any shopping trip (and they always are the liftgate just opened!
Watch The Overview of the 2018 Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD
I was provided the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD in exchange for my honest opinion. The story, images, and content are based on my experiences behind the wheel and on the road. Shout Out to the incredible Storm Blue color!
Honestly, the highlights of the 2018 Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD are best seen live. Here’s my overview video.
The Exciting New 2018 Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD
Let us look at more of details of the car, you want to see it all!
As a mom to a very active group of teens, it is very important that we can get over and through the seats to fill up the car.
The seating configuration is good in the Santa Fe, including the far 3rd-row seating. Now it does get a bit tight for longer legs, but it is not uncomfortable.
I toted a full house back and forth to THOR: Ragnarok screening and all teens from 13-17 fit just fine.
The ride was over an hour away, no complaints and everyone was using the USB outlets to charge their phones.
The 2nd-row seating offered heated seats as well and the 3rd-row had charging outlets for their phones.
Keeping a car tidy is not an easy task, and in this case, these seat pockets are perfect for earbuds, bags of stuff electronics.
HANDS-FREE SMART LIFTGATE WITH AUTO OPEN
Frequently used and very treasured was the Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open. I personally loved this feature the best on the vehicle.
Countless shopping trips and multiple packages were in my hands on each day that I test drove the vehicle.
Consequently, the smart liftgate was my best shopping companion ever!
DRIVER’S SEAT & GEAR
No overview of a car could be done without sharing a bit about the driver’s controls.
I loved the Ultimate Tech Package that is part of the vehicle I drove (packages vary from vehicle to vehicle). In the first place, you will find Lane Departure Assistance, Blind Spot monitoring (♥), Dynamic Bending Lights (nighttime is the perfect driving time), High Beam Assistance, and Smart Cruise Control. Love to the high beam assistance, I never blazed someone’s eyes because the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe had my controls and did not high beam oncoming traffic.
Find a heated steering wheel which is perfect. I used it because we got blasted with a cold air burst for the week in Pittsburgh (it’s fall)! Once it is on, it comes back on each time you start the car. Do note that heated and cooled front seats, need to be turned on each time you enter with whatever you choose, cool or hot.
LAVISH DRIVING EXPERIENCE
The 2018 Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD was a great driving experience. Sports Mode, Eco Mode, and Standard. ECO saves on gas, and the vehicle does get 19 MPG City driving and that held true even in our hilly terrain. Lavishly live family fun out loud and get behind the wheel of a 2018 Santa Fe Ltd Ult AWD! Stack this car with every goody you can, it is incredible! !~ DANA