The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport isn’t always easy to classify. This five-passenger crossover slots in size between the compact and mid-size classes — it's bigger than a Ford Escape or Nissan Rogue, but smaller than a Ford Edge or Nissan Murano. It’s easy for such vehicles to slip through the cracks, unnoticed by customers who only cross-shop direct competitors. But in its last year on the market, the 2018 Santa Fe Sport offers an especially appealing combination of value and luxury to the right buyer.
Priced from $24,950, it’s less expensive than some comparably equipped compact models. But it delivers the wider, airier cabin and the substantial big-car feel of a mid-size crossover. It also includes Hyundai’s uncommonly generous warranty coverage. While not everything was perfectly executed, the 2018 Santa Fe Sport is absolutely worth a look if you’re looking for refinement on a tight budget. Let’s go over the details.