The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has been completely updated for this year. Hyundai gave the SUV a fresh new look inside and out. The company modified the second row and decided to make a bunch of vehicle features standard. The 2019 model features a generous warranty and high-end interior materials. If you’re in the market for a mid-size SUV, then be sure to test drive Hyundai’s SUV.
A Big Change
When Hyundai redesigned the vehicle, it did so by taking out the third row. Earlier generations of the model featured this element, but the car company decided to release the 2019 without the extra row. According to rumors, Hyundai will be bringing out a three-row version called the XL later next year.
This year’s model is wider and longer than last year’s SUV, which is a good thing because it added spaciousness to the inside. Hyundai improved the look of the cabin and is equipping the vehicle with standard features like smartphone integration and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. The car maker also decided to make several safety features standard, including technology like:
• Forward collision mitigation
• A drowsy driving monitoring system
• A blind-spot alert system that comes with rear cross-traffic alert
Hyundai is offering the 2019 SUV in five trims. These include the SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited and Ultimate. The car maker equipped the SE and the SEL reasonably well. But, if you want to drive something with more features, then look at the SEL Plus and the Limited. The Ultimate trim has all the luxuries.
The SUV’s trims come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. You can upgrade the Limited trim or the Ultimate trim with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. This engine generates 235 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai is equipping the SUV with an eight-speed automatic transmission. You can also buy any Santa Fe trim with front wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The Base SE trim comes with features like:
• 17-inch alloy wheels
• LED daytime running lights
• A rearview camera
• Rear privacy glass
With this trim, you’ll have Bluetooth, four USB ports and a six-speaker sound system. Hyundai is outfitting the SE with its Safe Exit Assist technology, which prevents your door from opening if a vehicle is driving up behind you. It also comes with adaptive cruise control.
The SEL comes with the same standard equipment as the SE, but Hyundai is adding keyless entry, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats to this trim. It also comes with:
• Satellite radio
• Heated mirrors
• Hyundai’s Blue Link services
Next up is the SEL Plus trim. With this model, you’ll receive upgrades that include:
• A hands-free liftgate
• 18-inch wheels
• Dual-zone climate control
The Limited is equipped with everything that you can get on the lower level trims. It also has a few additional creature comforts, amenities like:
• A panoramic sunroof
• Leather upholstery
• A power-adjustable passenger seat
If you want an SUV with the most features, then plan to bring home the Ultimate model. This trim level comes with technological advancements that consist of:
• A top-down parking camera system
• 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
• Rear parking sensors
• Ventilated seats
• Wireless smartphone charging
By increasing the length and the width of the vehicle, Hyundai expanded the total interior volume of the SUV. The vehicle also has plenty of cargo room with 71.3 cubic feet of space. You’re sure to love the underfloor storage compartments as well as the sliding rear seat feature that increases the vehicle’s cargo-carrying capacity. There are compartments for cups and others for storing random belongings like pens and sunglasses.
Hyundai’s vehicle design team did a good job of making the interior of the SUV quiet as you drive down the highway. The vehicle also smooths out rough surfaces, increasing your overall ride comfort. The front seats are a blend of soft cushioning and firm lateral support. This makes long trips easier to endure.
The SUV is outfitted with appealing interior materials along with a new dashboard layout. This is a vehicle that is as attractive on the inside as it is on the outside. The controls are properly placed, which means that they’re accessible. Hyundai also made the controls user-friendly.
Stylish and Sensible
The SUV handles well, and if you get the more powerful engine, your vehicle will have plenty of acceleration and zip. With the advanced standard features that Hyundai is adding to the 2019 Santa Fe, the SUV offers value. You’ll appreciate the peace of mind that the safety features provide while the updated interior is attractive. In developing this year’s model, Hyundai is offering car buyers a spacious redesigned SUV, making it a vehicle that’s stylish and practical.