Following its North American debut at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai has announced the 2019 Santa Fe will be priced from $25,500 in the United States.
Costing $550 more than the previous Santa Fe Sport, the all-new crossover features an upscale design, improved fuel economy ratings and additional driver assistance systems.
The entry-level Santa Fe SE 2.4 comes standard with automatic headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. The crossover also has air conditioning, power windows / locks, a rearview camera and a 7-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
On the safety front, the model has the Hyundai SmartSense suite of driver assistance systems which include Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. Other features include Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go.
Power is provided by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 185 hp (138 kW / 187 PS) and 178 lb-ft (241 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system for an additional $1,700.
The Santa Fe SEL 2.4 begins at $27,600 and it features a more upscale exterior with fog lights, a shark-fin antenna and side mirrors with approach lights. Interior changes are modest but include heated front seats, an 8-way power driver’s seat and a 7-inch color display in the instrument cluster. Other additions include the Blue Link connectivity system and a proximity key with a push button ignition.
The mid-level Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4 packs on the features and pricing starts at $29,800. Starting on the outside, the model has roof rails, a hands-free liftgate and 18-inch alloy wheels. Other features include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink. Buyers will also find sliding second row seats and a 12-speaker Infinity audio system with a subwoofer.
Buyers looking for more luxury can check out the Santa Fe Limited 2.4. The model starts at $32,600 and comes equipped with LED lighting units, a panoramic glass sunroof and satin chrome exterior accents. Other niceties include an 8-way power passenger seat and leather upholstery.
The Limited can be equipped with an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 235 hp (175 kW / 238 PS) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. It’s a $1,600 option but Hyundai also throws in 19-inch wheels and a trailering package.
Lastly, the range-topping Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4 will be priced from $35,450. The crossover has a heated steering wheel, heated / ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and an 8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation. Other additions include rain-sensing wipers, a wireless smartphone charger and a color head-up display.
The Ultimate can also be equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo engine but, interestingly, Hyundai charges $1,650 for it. That’s $50 more than the same upgrade on the Santa Fe Limited.