2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Review
If you’ve been keeping up with the Hyundai SUV line, you’d already know that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is the company’s way of replacing the Santa Fe Sport. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts sharper looks as well as an interior and exterior that’s bigger than the Sport version. And yes, it has a ton of features too. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from this offering.
Talking about the exterior of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, you’ll definitely see that this is a big vehicle. The overall look has been made more stylish. The rear glass of this car is more vertical now, which helps increase the headroom for rear passengers (more on that later). The new grille design, according to the company, can be described as cascading. You can choose between black and bright finishes for the polygonal design. Moving to the rear you’ll see two exhausts as well as LED rear lights. This vehicle does have a wide front and rear build, allowing for a powerful appearance. 17-inch wheels are standard. 18 and 19-inch are optional.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe features, according to company claims, 41% more glass than the 2018 Sport version to help increase visibility. The color theme you select also affects the interior, showing itself in the speaker covers and seat pattern. Furthermore, the layout of the dashboard is simple. You get a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Opting for navigation increases that to 8.0-inches. Everything is well within reach, even the volume and tuning knobs present in the infotainment display’s lower corners.
A more vertical rear glass was mentioned. Such a chance has helped with increasing the headroom for the optional third-row seats. Due to the rear glass, the cargo space has expanded too. With the wheelbase becoming longer, and because of this vehicle being lengthier and girthier than the Sport, you get more interior space. The seats are set comfortably apart. So, you won’t have to worry about being too close or feeling stuffy during rides. The display tends to change the color theme. It’s blue for Normal, green for Eco, and red for Sport modes.
The base 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will feature an instrument panel with an LCD screen (3.5-inch) between a conventional tech and speedometer. Going for upper trim levels, you’ll get an analog tachometer as well as fuel and coolant-temperature gauges flank. Safety features include six airbags, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist. You’ll also get automatic high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Safe Exit feature will warn you of a motorcycle, bicycle, or car approaching from the rear, keeping the doors locked in case there’s risk of being hit. The Rear Occupant Alert warns the driver (through the app or the car’s horn) about any movement in the car’s rear due to a pet or child.
Specifics / Performance
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||front-engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback|
|ENGINE||DOHC 16-valve 2.4-liter inline-4|
|TOP SPEED||130 mph|
|TRANSMISSION||8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|CURB WEIGHT||3600-4100 lb|
|0-60 MPH||7.2 sec|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Q3 2018|