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Hyundai Santa Fe

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3.5 (Good)

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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.

2019 - 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

3/4 Front Glamour 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Major changes included:

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. Read more »

2019 | 2020

2013 - 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Major changes included:

Hyundai's Santa Fe crossover is all-new this year, boasting more space, power, and refinement in a body that's fully in tune with the rest of the recently restyled Hyundai line. The shorter Santa Fe Sport seats five passengers and offers SUV-like cargo room, especially with the standard split-back rear seat folded flat; with third-row seating,... Read more »

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

2007 - 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

Major changes included:

The Santa Fe is larger than before and now offers third-row seating, for up to seven passengers. It comes in three trim levels: GLS, SE, and Limited. All-wheel-drive is offered as an option on all models. The seven-passenger Touring Package includes a folding third-row seat with auxiliary climate control. Safety features that come standard on... Read more »

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

2001 - 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

3/4 Front Glamour 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

Major changes included:

The questioner, an airport shuttle driver, had just spied the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe parked outside the hotel's entrance. "That's a Hyundai?" He was favorably impressed. Even without an up-close-and-personal examination, he allowed as how he'd take a close look at the Santa Fe if he were in shopping mode. We were in Southern California,... Read more »

2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006

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