In previous years, the Hyundai Santa Fe was separated into two categories: the five-seater Santa Fe Sport and seven-passenger Santa Fe. The Santa Fe family has been blended and simplified for 2019. Starting at $26,480 (all prices include the $980 destination charge), the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe hits dealerships under a single designation, with five-passenger seating, and in five unique trim levels. With a fresh exterior and interior redesign, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers consumers two powertrain options, front- or all-wheel drive, and a slew of standard safety and technology features.
What's New for 2019
From the base SE to the range-topping Ultimate, there's a Hyundai Santa Fe to fit most consumers wants and budget. For 2019, the fourth-generation crossover SUV receives a larger cabin, a taller-standing exterior, and wide-selection of standard technology and driver-assist features.
Choosing Your Hyundai Santa Fe
The new Hyundai Santa Fe is only available as a five-passenger crossover SUV for 2019. Hyundai is planning on introducing a new seven-passenger large crossover SUV in 2020. The base powerplant is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that's offered in all trims and produces 185 horsepower when mated to the standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
In front-wheel-drive configuration, the base powertrain returns an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined. Consumers can opt for an all-wheel drive in each trim for an additional $1,700. A peppy 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 235 hp that returns 20/25/22 mpg (city/highway/combined) is available on the Limited and Ultimate trims for $1,600 extra.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is currently offered in SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and Ultimate trim levels.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a great option for small families or individuals looking for an affordable crossover SUV. The SEL Plus is the best value, coming in just north of $30,000 and packed with multiple driver-convenience features. Those living in cold weather climates should invest the extra $1,700 for all-wheel drive, as it'll help with traction when road conditions are poor.