2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2018 Honda Odyssey

The SUV and CUV world has undergone quite a transformation when it comes to usability, style and comfort. Many buyers in Springfield and Pennsylvania are looking for a vehicle that fits all their desires in one car, and that is the reason why the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport becomes a favorite. One of its contenders, the 2018 Honda Odyssey, seems to catch up more as a minivan than an SUV. Here is the reason why buyers are rushing for the Hyundai in comparison to this Honda

Design & Style

The 2018 Odyssey is not exactly outstanding in a parking lot. Some points can be given for presence, but it is out rightly not a pretty car. Deriving its front end from a mix of Civic and the Pilot crossover, the car has adopted a larger chrome grille with LED running and fog lamps stationed right at the edge.

The rest of the bodywork is toned down in style. We do not see a curve, bend or addition that is synonymous to today’s SUV or even CUV like we see in the 2018 Santa Fe Sport. The Santa is a high rider that comes packed with quite a number of styling goodies. One of the favorite is its new trapezoidal shaped grille. The Honda’s inside is also not built for beauty but for use, unlike the Hyundai’s inside that derives the latest in technology to take care of your ventilation, infotainment, and space needs.

Safety & Technology

The base model of the 2018 Honda Odyssey has some basic features. Built around the theme of family usability, we would expect that all trims of the Odyssey would come packed with lane-departure, active-lane, forward collision, automatic emergency breaking and blind-spot monitoring. However, this is the reserve of just a number of its trims.

The Hyundai on the other hand has been able to pick up five stars from NHTSA and IIHS. It only falls short of the Top Safety Pick+ award because of a small hitch on its headlights, but this is easily sorted out. Its safety/tech package is otherwise largely endowed with the features mentioned above, and includes the hill-start and downhill assist features, just to spice things up.


You would expect the minivan from Honda not to pass for a power and transmission contender, but below the hood sits a 3.5-liter v-6 engine, making 280 horsepower in an all-new 9 to 10 automatic transmission platform. With a minivan accelerating with such power, Honda has outdone itself.

One the other hand, if you are looking for a fuel efficient sport version CUV, you should eye a 2018 Santa Fe Sport. The 2.4-liter engine pushed 185 horsepower with a tow capacity of 2800 pounds. With such capacity, the driver can easily move around the country side on any terrain, without worrying too much concerning fuel economy.

The Bottom Line

It is clear that when it comes to using the car for the family, The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport gathers more points than the 2018 Honda Odyssey. The Honda is quite powerful, and usable, but scores very low in style. Its base model as well does poorly in comparison with Hyundai’s Santa Fe Sport when it comes to safety. As a minivan, the Honda is the way to go, but for style and oomph that an SUV lover would desire, then the Hyundai is your best bet.

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If you live in and around Pennsylvania, pop by our showroom at Springfield Hyundai to see some of the best Hyundai has to offer in terms of SUVs and CUVs. You could even take one for a test drive. Give us a call and we will schedule a test drive at your convenience.

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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.