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2019 Hyundai Santa-fe
Select a Different Model (14 Available): Limited 2.0T AWD
Fair Market Price $ 37260
Zero to 60 9.6 seconds
MPG (EPA) 19 CTY /24 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 36/71 cu.ft.
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Spacious interior
  • Comfortable ride

You Won't Like

  • Underpowered engines
  • Poor fuel efficiency
  • Boring to drive

New for 2019

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has been completely redesigned. The two-row model will now be called Santa Fe instead of Santa Fe Sport, while last year's Santa Fe becomes the Santa Fe XL.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Santa Fe is a midsize crossover slotting above compact Tucson. A three-row model called the Santa Fe XL slots above the 2019 Santa Fe and will be in production for another year or so before being replaced by a larger three-row crossover.

The 2019 Santa Fe is available in six trims.

Santa Fe SE: The base SE trim comes standard with a six-way power driver's seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, Bluetooth, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a rearview camera.

Santa Fe SEL: Moving up to the SEL trim adds fog lights, an eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and keyless start.

Santa Fe SEL Plus: Mid-level SEL Plus models add 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, the rear occupant alert, dual-zone climate control, and a 12-speaker Infinity surround sound system.

Santa Fe Limited: Limited grade models build on the SEL Plus with LED headlights and taillights, LED fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and satin chrome door handles.

Santa Fe Ultimate: Range-topping Ultimate models build on the Limited grade by adding ventilated front seats, four-way lumbar support and extendable leg cushion for the driver's seat, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and a surround-view camera system.

Limited and Ultimate models are available with 19-inch alloy wheels provided you opt for the 2.0-liter turbo I-4.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Santa Fe comes standard with a 2.4-liter I-4 with 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. A 2.0-liter turbo-four with 235 hp and 260 lb-ft is optional on the Limited and Ultimate grades. Both engines available on the 2019 Santa Fe come paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2.4-liter I-4 are 22/29 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 21/27 mpg with all-wheel drive; upgrade to the 2.0-liter and the EPA estimates 20/25 mpg with front-wheel drive and 19/24 mpg with all-wheel drive.

Safety

The 2019 Santa Fe hasn't been crash tested by the NHTSA, but it is an IIHS 2018 Top Safety Pick +, with solid scores across all of the organization's tests. The Santa Fe is the first Hyundai vehicle to feature the full suite active safety features as standard across the whole lineup. Called Smart Sense, the equipment includes driver attention warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lake keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Safe Exit Assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go function.

Utility

The 2019 Santa Fe has 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row that can be expanded to 71.3 cubic feet. Diesel-powered models offer a small third row that cuts cargo capacity down to 11.6 cubic feet with all seats in place.

What We Think

In a 2019 First Drive, we said that with the Santa Fe 2.0 suffers from excessive turbo lag and the base 2.4-liter I-4 is underpowered. Throttle response is sluggish and eight-speed automatic transmission can get rough. Ride comfort, on the other hand, is good for the class even with the 19-inch alloy wheels. Handling, however, is secure but unexciting. Interior space is superb and is able to seat five comfortably in both rows with plenty of cargo space to spare. Material quality is excellent for the class and the infotainment system remains one of the easiest to use.

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2019 HYUNDAI SANTA-FE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter Theta II
Transmission Name
Transmission, SHIFTRONIC 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Limited 2.0T AWD
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
235@6000
Standard MPG
19/24
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Cargo Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: First Aid Kit; Floor Covering; Load Restraint NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CN] Cargo Net (PIO); [FK] First Aid Kit (PIO)
$157 $195

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter Theta II

Std Std

Transmission, SHIFTRONIC 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Scarlet Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rainforest

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Machine Gray

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Twilight Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Stormy Sea

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Quartz White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Earthy Bronze

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Symphony Silver

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lava Orange

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
$41 $50

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cargo Tray (PIO)

$92 $115

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Apps Control, Blue Link®

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1), Front(1)

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.510

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering, Traction Control

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.8 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection and Descent Control System AWD

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Glass Roof

Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Bumper Applique (PIO)

$57 $70

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate with Hands-Free Release

Std Std

Cargo Blocks (PIO)

$16 $20

Mudguards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$96 $120

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [MG] Mudguards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Blinds, Side

Std Std

Carpeted Floor Mats (PIO)

$108 $135

Console

Std Std

Cargo Cover/Screen (PIO)

$153 $190

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy & Leather On Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob ; Alloy On Console; Carbon Fiber Look On Doors

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator, Front Fog

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Std Std

First Aid Kit

CONTAINED IN: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

First Aid Kit (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
$24 $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rearview Monitor Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) Radar

Std Std

Rear Seats, 40/20/40 Electric Reach Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso/Gray Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black/Beige Leather

N/C N/C

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Bucket; Passenger Seat, 8-Way Power Heated Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Twelve Infinity® Speakers Subwoofer, Surround Sound and Clari-Fi

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, Kumho P235/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO)

$44 $55
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
100000
Full Warranty Miles
60000
Powertrain Warranty Months
120
Full Warranty Months
60
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Hyundai announces a Bonus Cash offer available to all service branches of the military including National Guard and Reserve branches, veterans and retirees. 01-02-2020
$400 Hyundai announces a Bonus Cash offer for College Graduates who finance through HMF. 01-02-2020
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Hyundai announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-08-2019
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Hyundai announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-08-2019
$2500 Hyundai announces a Bonus Cash offer for standard rate retail sales only. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-08-2019