Here comes the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe! Hyundai's popular flagship SUV has been redesigned for the new model year, and we think auto buyers will fall in love with the new changes. First, say goodbye to the Santa Fe Sport, which is now simply known as the Santa Fe. However, say hello the seven-passenger Santa Fe XL! Also say goodbye to the Santa Fe's stodgy styling that had been left in the dust by other affordable SUVs, and say hello to a modern new exterior that's matched by a spacious, smartly crafted interior. The new Santa Fe also gets a new available engine that adds greater fuel efficiency to the mix. If you've been wanting a Santa Fe in your driveway, then this is your year! Read on for the latest information about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.
For this model year, Hyundai split its popular midsize SUV into two variants -- the five-seat Santa Fe and the seven-seat Santa Fe XL. There is also an eight-seat Santa Fe in the works to be announced later in the year.
How is the Santa Fe's styling different?
The 2019 Santa Fe received several exterior design changes to give it a more modern and aggressive look. The most noticeable changes are on the front end, which Hyundai upgraded with a new grille style and slim LED headlights.
Which trims are available for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe?
The Hyundai Santa Fe is available in several trims for this model year. The list of trims includes the base SE, the SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, Ultimate, and 2.2D.
Which features are available on upper trims?
The Santa Fe's Limited and Ultimate trims are downright luxurious with leather seats, navigation, power seating adjustments, wireless phone charging, premium stereo sound, a high-tech heads-up display and more.
What are the Santa Fe's gasoline engine options?
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 185 horsepower. For drivers who want more power, there is also an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 232 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.
What is the Santa Fe's diesel option?
For those who want fuel efficiency, there is a new turbodiesel 2.2-liter engine good for 200 horsepower. This is an all-new option for 2019. However, the diesel engine is only available with the Santa Fe XL.
Which features are available on the base trim?
The base Santa Fe SE has several attractive comfort and convenience features. Some of these features include driver assist features, compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth compatibility, air conditioning, power accessories, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface.
What about safety features?
The 2019 Santa Fe is loaded with safety features, even in the base trims. One of the best safety features is the Hyundai Safe Exit Assist system, which warns occupants and even locks doors to prevent people from exiting into the path of oncoming traffic.