Hyundai has completely reorganized the popular Santa Fe crossover for the 2019 model year. The fourth generation, the fourth generation 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, made its debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show and will arrive in the showrooms this summer. It offers a bolder look both indoors and outdoors while offering new powertrain options and improved fuel efficiency.
Hyundai Santa Fe Changes 2019
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is bigger. The wheelbase grows to 108.9 inches, while the body extends up to 187.8 inches. The figures represented a significant growth of 2.6 inches in the wheelbase of the top model (106.3 inches / 270 cm) and 2.8 inches overall (185 inches / 469.9 cm). All these extra lengths give way to more cargo space, of course, with the 110.7 cubic (3,134.7 liters) solid cargo space available versus the 108 cubic feet found in the outgoing model.
Like most manufacturers, Hyundai has developed a face for vehicles that have an impressive grille and creative lighting. The corrugated grille and hive will be available in black and black, and my eyes look modern without falling into the overworked category of work. The very thin LEDs in the upper corners of the grille are daytime running lights, while the thicker units below are high and low headlights.
From the profile view, I actually dug a long glass at the opening of daylight or DLO for you car nerds, especially the terminus neatly folded over the rearmost pillar. The greenhouse illuminated an incredibly curved body and rear stock, which reminded me of a smaller scale and a little better familiar with the Infiniti QX80.
Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Features
In the cabin, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is loaded with technology. The 7.0-inch infotainment system with features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes standard. Higher trim levels get the new Hyundai AVN 5.0 navigation system, and the optional Qi wireless charging system can be held. There is even an 8.5-inch head-up display that displays information such as speed, cruise control status, navigation, blind spot collision warning, frontal collision warning, limited speed and audio options.
Hyundai Santa Fe Engine 2019
Under this new yarn is a trio of powertrains, starting with a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that develops 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter 2.0-liter turbocharged engine also comes back, now pack five pounds less at 235 hp, and 260 lb-ft of torque. For those wishing to enter the mid-range, Santa Fe’s fourth genes offer diesel options for the first time in the United States. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder Turbochiesel engine delivers 197 hp and 322 lb-ft of torque. In the US, all engine and drive configurations are handled by Hyundai’s new eight-speed automatic transmission.
On the seamless coastal streets south of Seoul, Santa Fe is very smooth, comfortable and quiet as expected of the segment, with neutral, lightweight steering and brakes. I’m just driving a 2.0-liter diesel engine a glass of RoW, but it’s more than enough for ordinary driving. Our 2.2 liter offers more power and torque, so expect it to be one of the best options on the machine. Eight speeds change quickly, are soft and smart – when I shoot in sport mode, the transmission keeps me teeth longer than expected.
Santa Fe Safety Feature 2019
The arrival of the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe marks the launch of several new security technologies at Hyundai, which will be part of Hyundai’s SmartSense SmartSense driving and safety technology. The rear occupant alert can detect movements in the back seat to determine if passengers have been left behind and remind drivers by honking and sending notifications via the BlueLink app.
Rear Anti-Collision Traffic Monitor Watch vehicles as the car turns around and warns the driver if someone is approaching. If the driver does not respond, the car will automatically activate the brake. The safety exit wizard detects a vehicle approaching from behind and temporarily locks the door to prevent passengers from getting out in the moving traffic.