2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview
The all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe delivers sure-footed performance, handsome looks, and a generous selection of the latest safety and infotainment technology. This compact, capable SUV is well-suited for family hauling, adventurous road trips, and everything in between.
The 2019 Santa Fe is available at seven trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, Limited 2.0T, Ultimate, and Ultimate 2.0T.
What’s New for the 2019 Model Year?
The Santa Fe is all-new for 2019, and it also has a new name. For 2018, Hyundai offered the five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and the seven-passenger Santa Fe. For 2019, the Santa Fe Sport is just the Santa Fe, and the former Santa Fe is now the Santa Fe XL.
The 2019 Santa Fe offers some major upgrades over the 2018 Santa Fe Sport. On the outside, it features a new cascading grille design and LED lighting. A new, more efficient eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the old six-speed. The new Santa Fe’s interior offers more passenger volume and cargo space. The infotainment system comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Santa Fe also features a state-of-the-art collection of newly standard driver-assist technologies.
The 2019 Santa Fe’s redesigned exterior features a wider, more athletic stance and attractive standard touches like LED accent lighting, LED Daytime Running Lamps, and Hyundai’s signature cascading grille design. On higher trims, the Santa Fe offers sophisticated features like LED headlamps and taillamps, door handle welcome lighting, a panoramic sunroof, and a hands-free smart liftgate.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a pair of capable powertrains. The vehicle comes standard with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC on-demand shifting.
On the Limited and Ultimate trims, the Santa Fe offers a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbo engine that delivers a spirited 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also paired with the new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Each trim of the Santa Fe is available with either FWD or AWD. Every trim except for the SE also offers Drive Mode Select, which allows drivers to choose different performance settings based on road conditions or driving preferences.
When equipped with the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and FWD, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe achieves 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined. AWD models get 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined.
The Santa Fe’s available 2.0-liter turbo engine yields 20 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined for FWD models. AWD models get 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.
The 2019 Santa Fe’s interior offers comfortable, quiet space for five people and 35.9 cubic feet of cargo volume. Cargo volume expands to 71.3 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. Higher trims of the Santa Fe come with luxurious amenities like heated and ventilated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and wireless charging.
The Santa Fe’s standard infotainment system features a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and Bluetooth hands-free phone technology. Higher trims add a Heads-Up Display, 12-speaker premium audio system, navigation, and Hyundai’s Blue Link connected services.
Every trim of the Santa Fe comes equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense suite of active safety features. These technologies are designed to improve drivers’ awareness of their surroundings, alert them to hazardous situations, and automatically adjust the vehicle’s handling to avoid or mitigate collisions.
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