The newest model in the company`s line up is the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. Santa Fe is a three-row 7-passenger SUV and it is a very popular family vehicle. It offers plenty of space and some impressive features. Furthermore, it also offers one of the most powerful naturally aspirated V6 engines in its class.
High safety ratings and three rows seat just add a little bit to its competitiveness. Speaking of competition, Santa Fe will face opponents like Kia Sorento, Honda Pilot, GMC Acadia, Ford Explorer and Mazda CX-9. This SUV was presented in 2016 Chicago Auto show as a fourth-gen vehicle.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe shares some cues with Hyundai Kona
The manufacturer made some huge steps forward when it comes to Santa Fe’s exterior. Santa Fe shares some cues with Hyundai Kona. The headlights are moved down and LED daytime running lights will take that place. The front grille will feature more rounded edges, just like on Kona model.
The rear door glass is taller and rear quarter glass is now much larger.
The mirrors are lowered and are placed below the beltline. Hyundai decided to change the body furthermore, with some lower body lines are reshaped too. At the back, the taillights are sleeker and will feature LED layout, which is both useful and looks modern. However, the exhaust outlets will remain unchanged. The new model will measure 187.8 inches and width 74 inches.
This model is more compact if we compared it with the current Santa Fe model. The previous model measure 193 inches tip to tail. However, the new one model will have a longer wheelbase. This will give better stability to SUV and the interior room will get much more space. However, with this measures, the new SUV can accumulate six or seven passengers. Like in the current one model the newest will be offered with four trim levels SE, Limited, SE Ultimate and the top-of-the-line Limited Ultimate.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with the perfectly designed interior. The manufacturer decided to tone things down a little bit. However, the dash is completely new and it will get a flatter design with few gentle layers been added. The 6-inches display will be offered as standard, while the 8-inch touchscreen is optional. The phone connectivity will also feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 2019 Santa Fe will use the same Infinity sound system but will feature 12 speakers. Few USB ports are added, a new instrument cluster and new door trim panels as well. The seats will suffer different layout, with some new materials coming online. There is three seating configuration offered, the 2nd-row bench splits and slides forward to make more room back in the 3rd row.
In this section, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will not lack from other models in this segment. The features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Side Impact Beams, Blue Link Emergency S.O.S, Rear Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Sensor, Driver Knee Airbag, Front Camera, Back-Up Camera, Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags will be also offered with many others.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be offered only in the U.S
The model 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be only available in the U.S. This model is very popular and it comes with much more features than the standard one. However, we must mention that this model only comes with two row of seats. We expect two engine options in this one model. Like the current one model, we can expect 2.4-litre GDI four-cylinder that will deliver around 300 HP. The 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder with the output of 264 HP is the second one.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Options
The newest model 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is coming with few engines, depending on the market. A 3.3-liter V6 is one of the most powerful engines in its category and it can produce 290 HP and 255 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, this engine comes with 6-speed automatic gearbox, and that may be an issue for some customers. Most of Santa Fe’s competitors offer transmissions with more gears. But then again, this engine works well and will provide smooth and easy gear changes. Front-wheels drive is standard while all-wheel drive is an option as well.
There are also rumors that will company launch some engines in other markets like 2.0-liter, 2.2-liters and two diesel engines. The manufacturer will also offer HTRAC system or electronic four-wheel drive system with various drive modes.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Capacity
When it comes to towing capacity, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe model will provide best. If you need a spacious vehicle that can haul a small boat, car trailer, camping trailer this model is perfect for you. The upcoming model that will debut soon 2019 Santa Fe can tow up to 5,000 pounds. It has a maximum cargo capacity of 80 cubic feet.
Can we Expect Hybrid model in upcoming years?
In late 2008 year company released some images of the Hyundai Santa Fe blue Hybrid concept. The production of this model has not happened to this date. From some rumors, the company will unveil its new model in near future with a hybrid engine. The speculation is that will be powered using the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit with an electric motor which will use lithium-ion batteries. This combination will provide around 300 horsepower with torque amount of 252 lb/ft. We are still waiting for some official confirmation from the company.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is also cheaper than Honda Pilot but a little more expensive than the model Nissan Pathfinder. The price of new Santa Fe is around $32,000. The Limited package will start at $36,000, and Ultimate package cost 45,000. However, the all-wheel drive will be there for an additional $1,800. As we already mentioned, the model will challenge opponents like Kia Sorento, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, GMC Acadia, Ford Explorer, Volkswagen Atlas and Chevy Traverse.
With the Ultimate package, you will get almost all of the optional equipment, including all-wheel-drive. Santa Fe is likely to go out in the first months of 2019.