The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a large sized SUV, although its model names are a bit confusing. For 2019, the 2-row version (formerly the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport) is now called Santa Fe. It has been redesigned this year and has a new look and a longer body. One of the most notable changes is the standard features. A wealth of high-tech security technology now comes standard in every 2-row model, along with entertainment features such as Apple CarPlay.
For 2019, the 2-row Hyundai Santa Fe is completely redesigned and features a striking range of standard safety features. The three-row Santa Fe XL usually leaves unchanged. Together, they earn a high position in the competitive medium size SUV class. A highlight for both Santa Fe and Santa Fe XL remains Hyundai’s leading guarantee. Although you may not need to use as much as Santa Fe receives one of the highest predicted reliability ratings. The Santa Fe XL has been voted finalist for our 2019 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money Award due to the combination of quality and value.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior
The 2-row Santa Fe has spacious, relaxing accommodation for five people. Adults can ride comfortably in the rear seats, sliding and sliding, and visibility is excellent in all directions. The three-row Santa FE XL base trim level comes with a set of back sofa seats and room for seven people. The top XL trim has capitals from the second row, which reduces the total capacity for six people. The third row of the Santa Fe XL is comfortable, and its sliding second-row seats make it easier to get in and out of the third row of seats. This space has a bit more legroom than most three-row competitors, but it is not yet very adult-friendly.
The Motorway Safety Insurance Institute has the Santa Fe XL’s LATCH system the second highest score of acceptable for ease of use. Its three tether anchors – all in the second row – are easy to find, although they are a bit difficult to distinguish from other hardware. Two sets of lower anchors are on the second row of outboard seats. The 2-row Santa Fe has the same number of LATCH hardware as its three-row stable bar, also earns an acceptable rating from the IIHS.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine
The five-seat Santa Fe comes with a choice of two four-cylinder engines. The base power station produces 185 horsepower, and the optional turbo-charged engine makes 235 horsepower. It’s good for day-to-day management, and the overall new speed-automatic gearbox is very smooth. With this said, none of these powertrains is especially snappy of the line, and anyone can struggle when pushed to catch up with the traffic or climb a high mountain pass. Under the hood of the Santa Fe XL is a 3.3-liter V6 connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. This 290-hp engine is especially peppery.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Safety
Both the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe XL earn a total five-star safety rating from five National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety called the XL a Top Safety Pick. The IIHS gave the 2-row model the Top Safety Pick award. The Santa Fe has already suffered six crash tests, while the Santa Fe XL scored the second highest score of Acceptable in the passenger small overlap before accident test. Both 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe models achieved the highest possible score for the effectiveness of front crash prevention functions and for how well the headlights illuminate the road ahead.