2019 Hyundai Santa Fe starts at $25,500, safety suite standard
Remember: This is the new name for the two-row Santa Fe Sport.
Hyundai might have confused more than a few people when it decided to rename the two-row Santa Fe Sport the Santa Fe (the three-row is now the Santa Fe XL). But there’s no confusion about the car’s affordability, which remains despite a serious vehicular overhaul.
The base 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SE will start at $25,500, which is just $550 more than the outgoing Santa Fe Sport’s base price. The base trim’s engine is a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4 mated to an eight-speed automatic. Standard equipment includes engine stop-start tech, dual 2.1-amp USB ports front and rear and a 7-inch infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Every 2019 Santa Fe will also receive the Hyundai SmartSense suite of active and passive driver aids. No matter how spartan or fancy the trim, all Santa Fes come with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and automatic high beams. All trims can be optioned with all-wheel drive for just $1,700, too.
The next trim is the SEL, which adds keyless entry and start, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, satellite radio and a 7-inch color display in the gauge cluster. The Santa Fe SEL will set you back $27,600 with front-wheel drive — but again, AWD is just $1,700 more.
Next up is the SEL Plus, which adds parking sensors, larger alloy wheels, a hands-free liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, sliding second-row seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a premium audio system with 12 speakers including a subwoofer. The price creeps up to $29,800, too.
The penultimate trim is the Limited, which slaps LEDs into the headlights, taillights, fog lights and interior lights. A panoramic sunroof, leather seats and a power front passenger seat round out the upgrades. The Santa Fe Limited will cost you $32,600, but if you want to upgrade the engine to a 235-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter I4, that price tag rises to $34,200.
At the tippy-top we have the Ultimate trim. In addition to everything else mentioned, the Ultimate trim picks up a surround-view camera system, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a full color head-up display, wireless phone charging and a larger 8-inch infotainment system with built-in navigation. The Ultimate 2.4 starts at $35,450, and the 2.0-liter version will run you $37,100.
Check out the full pricing breakdown below, and remember, this is a renamed two-row Santa Fe Sport. If you want pricing for the new three-row Santa Fe XL, you’ll have to wait a little longer.
Santa Fe SE 2.4 FWD $25,500
Santa Fe SE 2.4 AWD $27,200
Santa Fe SEL 2.4 FWD $27,600
Santa Fe SEL 2.4 AWD $29,300
Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4 FWD $29,800
Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4 AWD $31,500
Santa Fe Limited 2.4 FWD $32,600
Santa Fe Limited 2.4 AWD $34,200
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4 FWD $35,450
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4 AWD $37,150
Santa Fe Limited 2.0 FWD $34,200
Santa Fe Limited 2.0 AWD $35,900
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0 FWD $37,100
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0 AWD $38,800
—Comfortable Ride, Steering Feel and Stable Handling
Improved ride comfort, handling and stability are achieved through key developments in the suspension geometry of the 2019 Santa Fe. The biggest change sees the rear shock moved upright from an angled position, improving the ride and handling no matter the driving conditions.
An optional self-load-leveling suspension provides the Santa Fe with a continuous ride height even while towing or carrying heavier cargo. This system allows Hyundai engineers to tune the rear suspension for comfort and avoid making it too firm for occasional trailer use.
—-Smart Sense Technologies
Hyundai Smart Sense technologies are now available on Santa Fe. Below are key standard and optional features:
High Beam Assist
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
Safe Exit Assist
Lane Keeping Assist
Driver Attention Warning
SCC with Stop & Go
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Rear View Monitor with Parking Guidance and tailgate safe-open guide and high definition camera
Surround View Monitor
Rear Cross Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
Parking Distance Warning Reverse
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