The New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Offers More SUV For Less Money

Hyundai’s fourth generation Santa Fe sounds pretty promising from the get-go; the design is attractive, the standard kit includes tons of safety features, the cabin is big enough to scare the traditional compact crossovers and it’s also cleverly priced.

The new five-seater model -which is called simply Santa Fe instead of Santa Fe Sport- is available with a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185hp and 178lb-ft of torque and an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter unit with 235hp and 260lb-ft of torque.

Both powertrains come with an eight-speed automatic transmission (no CVTs here) and front-wheel drive as standard, while Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel drive is optional.

The spec list is quite generous, even on the entry-level SE variants and includes a seven-inch infotainment with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a rear-view camera, air-conditioning, automatic headlights, USB ports front and back and Hyundai’s SmartSense suite of safety systems as standard.

The SmartSense pack includes systems like Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Whether you’re a fan of Hyundai’s latest design language or not, you have to admit that the new 2019 Santa Fe has much more presence and character on the visual front. Add to that the very competitive starting price of $26,500 and it’s no wonder that the Hyundai Santa Fe feels like great value in a rather crowded and really competitive segment.

But what is like in the real world? Let’s see what Kelley Blue Book has to say on their video review linked below.



    There’s no such thing as tweeners. Americans are very confusing

  • Six_Tymes

    ALL in this segment are over priced. “starting price of $26,500” add just about anything people want as an option and they easy 30 grand or more. All car companies have priced themselves out of reach of most consumers.

    • Mike anonymous

      It’s not just in the automotive industry, but many companies like Microsoft, Samsung, and Apple do this a lot too, (“Starting at $999, but you add a few specs, and it get’s to about $1,500). OR take the automotive industry with Tesla. “Starting at $65k, but the one they advertise with the crazy acceleration and 300+ mile range is actually around $85k.
      Companies across multiple industries do this, from tech, to cars, and from cars, to (sometimes even) food. Phone bills, all kinds of bills, subscription services, etc. You name it.

      So your absolutely right, but this is done just about everywhere you can think of currently.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It might compete with smaller SUV’s, but it’s a 5-passenger in-between-er like the Honda Passport, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Subaru Outback, Nissan Maurano.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    The new Santa Fe and Kia counterpart are getting so good I wonder what the point is on spending much much more on an Audi Q7 or BMW X5 or MB GLE. The Santa Fe does the same job, looks the part..and let’s face it, is more reliable too.

    • RysterARCEE

      The point of spending more is not having to live with a mediocre, partially engineered Hyundai product for several years and then deal with Hyundai service departments who upsell needless maintenance and then try to reject any legitimate warranty claims. I owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonata for 5 years and 70,000 miles. The service department knew be my name due to my more than 20 service visits over the course of those 5 years. Hyundai products present/test drive well just like every new car. Over time, they quickly show their deficiencies and where costs were cut to keep prices down. “America’s Best Warranty” is also marketing fluff and no better than any other new car warranty out there.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        LOL, is that why they have some of the best brand loyalty in the business? Because they sell junk?

        People wouldn’t buy junk over and over again.

      • bd0007

        Must be why H/K have topped Auto Bild’s Quality Report 4 out of the past 7 years.

    • Evan Adams

      Look at the 2019 GLE, Lincoln Aviator. That level is going to hit new lux levels next year so Hyundai is sitting right between Subaru and the big boi’s.

  • Evan Adams

    Anyone know the gvwr?


    Since i didn’t read your vile liberal comment, check your reply from the GM article. I left a message for you about an outrageous opinion about GM being better than Lincoln quality.


    Ford, FCA, and GM are consider to be JUNK since they give more problems than this beauty.

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