All-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is more expensive but better equipped


The base model starts at $25,500

Hyundai has released pricing information for the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV, which adds $550 to the starting price compared to the outgoing Santa Fe Sport.

A base 2019 Santa Fe SE 2.4 with front-wheel drive now starts at $25,500 (excluding $980 freight charges), but Hyundai says the higher price is reflected in the model’s standard equipment.


For example, new standard features on the 2019 Santa Fe SE trim include an eight-speed automatic transmission, Idle Stop and Go, Rear View Monitor with parking guidance, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as dual front and rear 2.1-amp USB charge ports.


In addition to the aforementioned amenities, the 2019 Santa Fe SE model offers the Hyundai SmartSense safety pack which includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and High Beam Assist.


The fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe offers three powertrains: the standard 185-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit, a 235-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four, and a 190-hp 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel. All engines are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters and optional HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive system.

The most affordable all-wheel-drive Santa Fe is the SE 2.4 AWD that starts at $27,200. Prices for the diesel-powered Santa Fe haven’t been announced yet.


For 2019, Hyundai has reshuffled the Santa Fe lineup, renaming the five-passenger Santa Fe Sport as Santa Fe. The current seven-passenger Santa Fe model will be renamed Santa Fe XL for the 2019 model year, while an all-new eight-passenger SUV currently under development will carry a new name.


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