Striking styling inside and out; excellent warranty; roomy second-row seating; strong V6 power; excellent crash-test scores
Occasionally rough riding; modest cargo capacity for a 3-row crossover; Limited Ultimate only seats six; average fuel economy; optional driver assists should be standard at this price
For 2019, the Santa Fe adds "XL" to its name, gets a new navigation infotainment upgrade and loses its CD player. See the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL models for sale near you
The top-shelf 6-passenger Limited Ultimate model is a compelling mix of luxury and value. But if you think you'll sometimes need a seventh seat, we'd advise shopping another brand, as the 7-passenger version doesn't offer advanced driver assists like lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning. Find a Hyundai Santa Fe XL for sale
The 3-row Santa Fe XL is offered in two trim levels: SE and Limited Ultimate.
The SE ($31,895, FWD; $33,645, AWD) starts with 7-passenger seating (including a sliding-and-reclining 40/20/40 second-row bench seat), 18-in alloy wheels, Drive Mode Select, heated power side mirrors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-way power driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support, YES Essentials stain-resistant cloth seats, heated front seats, a rearview camera, Hyundai's Blue Link telematics and a 6-speaker audio system with a 7-in touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay plus USB/Bluetooth connectivity. Hyundai also include three years of complimentary service for its Blue Link Connected Care and Remote packages.
The Limited Ultimate ($40,530, FWD; $42,280, AWD) adds 6-passenger seating, 19-in alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED fog lights, rear parking sensors, a hands-free power lift gate, proximity key entry with push-button start, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert with lane-change assist, 8-in touchscreen navigation, Infinity premium audio, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats, leather seating surfaces, a power passenger seat, a multiview camera, a 115-volt outlet a third-row USB outlet and manual sliding rear side-window sunshades.
The SE Premium Package adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist, a hands-free power lift gate, a proximity key with push-button start, leather seating, heated front seats, a power passenger seat, an electroluminescent gauge cluster with an LCD monitor, LED fog lights, a third-row USB port, manual sliding rear side-window sunshades and premium door-sill plates.
The Limited Ultimate Tech Package adds adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, adaptive HID headlights and automatic high beams.
In terms of cargo space, the 3-row Santa Fe XL provides a minimal 13.5 cu ft. behind the third row, expanding to 40.9 cu ft. with the third row folded and 80 cu ft. with both rear rows folded. As for towing, the Santa Fe XL can pull a healthy 5,000-lb load if you're so inclined.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2019 Mazda CX-9 -- The CX-9 is a sleek SUV with impressive features, a stylish interior design and great driving characteristics. But the CX-9 has a rather small third-row seat and can't tow as much as the Santa Fe XL.
2019 Toyota Highlander -- The Toyota Highlander offers a vastly improved interior and proven V6 power, as well as an intriguing Hybrid option. Collision-avoidance braking, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control come standard on every model.