2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Crossroad SUVs are a favorite for many car lovers in Pennsylvania, especially those with families to take care of. They find it hard to choose among latest models, as many of them come standardized with similar safety, performance and styling features. Two of the contenders, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox are in the game to reel in more clients. Here, we will discuss why the market prefers the Hyundai to the Chevrolet.

Design & Style

It has been a long way coming for Chevrolet designers to ensure that the Equinox raises its competitiveness in 2017. The Equinox today has a new exterior treatment, though falling short in style when it comes to the rear end’s outlook. The van-like tail is a let down on a body that has largely been upgraded.

Its interior’s cabin has a handsome set of denim-like equipment, but the boring plastics that flood the upholstery is also another let down. If you are looking for a handsome and mature SUV, Hyundai is the way to go. The sport version of the 2018 Santa Fe brings on board a new bumper, taillight, grille and headlights that easily pass for the best looking SUV from Hyundai. With its record, you can be sure that it has an equally high ranking among SUVs manufactured by other companies.

Safety & Technology

Before purchasing any SUV, it is recommended that you take some time to scrutinize the safety features of the car. Largely, the market feels that Chevy manufacturers gave a short-sighted approach to safety features on the 2018 Equinox that are a common on other equally ranked SUVs, though the teen safety feature is quite a plus for the Chevy.

If you plan to buy a safe Equinox, you may need to spend a bit more than $28,000, a price-range that is standard for many SUVs. It is only at $33,000 (price range for Chevy’s higher trims) that you get a trim with forward collision warnings, the automatic emergency braking and the active lane control. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport only falls short of being ranked a Top Safety Pick+ when it comes to its headlights; otherwise, it is a haven of safety.


The Chevrolet Equinox is a performer both in the country and in the city. A good combination of a 2.0-liter and 4-cylinder engine does well for a 6-speed transmission. The only downside to Equinox’s performance is on road grip. A light feedback, thanks to the chassis and the power steering control makes it difficult to give the driver time to measure the front-end grip and the state of the road.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a balanced auto, building up power swiftly from lower gears in a half-beat. Its 3-mode power steering option gives it an edge above Chevrolet – no wonder SUV enthusiasts are crazy about this car.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a balance of style, performance and safety, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the way to go. It clearly outdoes the 2108 Chevrolet Equinox when it comes to the exterior and the interior. It also is a performance contender and wins when it comes to safety features.

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If you live in Pennsylvania, feel free to visit our showroom at Springfield Hyundai to see the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport for yourself. We can schedule you for a test drive with one of our luxurious Hyundai Santa Fe models today – simply call us or drop by!

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.