2019 Hyundai Santa Fe All-Wheel Drive

Road Test: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWDClean Fleet Report

All-New For 2019 &#Zero38; Beyond

For Hyundai, redesigning one its best-selling
fashions was a difficult state of affairs. With 1.6 million Santa Fe SUVs having been bought
in its earlier three generations, getting the all-new 2019 Santa Fe right was
essential. What they got here up with is a bolder design with larger inside area
and new security technologies. With an eye fixed in the direction of households, the 2019 Santa Fe
will continue to be a well-liked midsize SUV.

Hyundai’s reborn Santa Fe is now a part of a household of SUVs

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is sized-right for parking, has a journey that is quiet and calming and respectable handling. The Santa Fe’s high security score can also be a plus when driving any tall car. Clear Fleet Report want to see larger gasoline financial system numbers, although.

Drivetrain

Clean Fleet Report
drove the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate AWD with the turbocharged 2.Zero-liter, four-cylinder
engine that, operating on unleaded common, put-out 235 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet
of torque. The EPA rated the gasoline financial system at 19 metropolis/24 freeway/21 mixed. In
248 miles of principally freeway driving all through Southern California, we averaged
23.5 mpg. We did a bit higher on a 100-mile freeway run with the sensible cruise
control set at 65 mph, attaining 28.6 mpg.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe AWDWish these numbers have been higher

That is oh-so-close to the
magic 30 mpg Clean Fleet Report feels AWD automobiles should set a objective to get,
at a minimum, when on the open street. The 2.0T is sort of peppy; peak torque kicks
in at a low 1,450 rpm and pulls robust via three,500 rpm, making freeway
onramps and passing huge rigs a breeze. It did produce a hoarse sound beneath
heavy acceleration, but was quiet when cruising. Hyundai’s eight-speed
automated transmission, with a Shiftronic guide shift mode, ran clean by means of
all demands.

The base engine is a 2.4-liter
four-cylinder has much less horsepower and torque, but higher gasoline financial system.
Regardless of the engine, neither gets 30 mpg, which Clear Fleet Report
feels is a objective all crossovers ought to attempt for in 2019.

Driving Experience: On the Road

Our Santa Fe AWD handled nicely,
with its 4,085 lbs. well-suited to its length, width and peak. Maneuvering
was straightforward because of theContinental CrossContact LX Sport 235/55R
all-season tires on 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, with responsive steering
especially at low speeds. The dealing with was taught with little body roll when
pushed on corners, helped by the unbiased entrance and rear suspension with
stabilizer bars, twin damper shock absorbers and lively cornering control.
Hyundai says the most important change for 2019 was that the rear shocks have been moved
upright from an angled position to enhance experience and dealing with in all driving
circumstances. The 2.0T has a tow score of 3,500 lbs.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe AWDDecisions are there for different driving situations

To get probably the most performance
from the engine, you’ve decisions of Eco, Comfort and Sport settings. Use Eco
on long stretches of street to squeeze out every final drop of gasoline, while Sport
holds the transmission in every rev band a bit longer, sending more obtainable
torque to the rear wheels. Consolation is true within the center for the cushiest
journey. We have been glad to seek out no paddle shifters as, for probably the most part, they are
pointless on a lot of the automobiles we drive. Comfort or Eco will be the solution to go
for most of your driving.

Stops have been strong and
in keeping with a power-assisted braking system consisting of vented entrance and
strong rear discs, anti-lock brake system and electronic brake-force
distribution. The latter adjusts brake proportioning to compensate for added
weight from passengers or cargo, and even adjusts as gasoline is consumed. That is
invisible and on the spot to the driving force and passengers, making for a cushty
and managed experience.

Driving Experience:
Exterior

Hyundai says the 2019 has a
“bold new look” that begins with the cascading grille and the squinty-eyed LED
headlights. There’s a lovely robust detail line that runs the size of
the physique, from the headlights to the tail lights. The almost flat roof has a
energy panoramic sunroof, rack rails, and a body-color shark fin antenna, which
for Clear Fleet Report’s Santa Fe was a deep Scarlet Pink. The built-in
spoiler sits above the facility liftgate, LED tail lights and the chrome-tipped
exhaust.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe AWDStorage can broaden

Driving
Experience: Interior

The Santa Fe Ultimate seats
5, with the black-on-black entrance power leather seats heated and ventilated
and the outbound rears heated. The entrance seats have been snug and the
a number of adjustments, aided by the tilt and telescoping steering column, made
finding a cushty driving position straightforward. Rear leg and head room have been plentiful;
nice touches have been the reclining and sliding rear seat, with leg extensions, and
the window shades. Space for storing behind the rear seat was good, however when the
60/40 split-folding seat was within the full down place, the space for storing might
handle just about no matter you want. The door pockets have been a bit tight, but
the massive middle console is deep. There’s underfloor storage in the cargo
space. The tie down hooks are recessed. When it comes time to do the jigsaw
puzzle of loading baggage for that street journey, the Santa Fe is as much as the duty of
having a spot for all of your gear.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe AWDNot fancy, however useful and well-down

The Santa Fe Ultimate inside
is just not fancy, which is appreciated as far too typically type over perform creeps
into cabin design. The soft-touch material dash has a easy format, starting
with the deep-set analog tachometer and speedometer gauges which are straightforward to
learn with white lettering on a black background. The heated, leather-wrapped
steering wheel has audio and phone controls.

Operating
the sound system was straightforward and met Clear Fleet Report’s minimum
requirement for a driver-friendly system, because it had knobs for the channel and
volume features. Our Santa Fe Ultimate came with the 8.Zero-inch HD, shade
touchscreen with navigation and a multi-view digital camera system. The highly effective and
nice sounding 630-watt Infinity surround-sound, high-definition audio system
got here with an exterior amplifier, subwoofer and 12 audio system. SiriusXM satellite tv for pc
radio is included (three-month trial subscription) as is the AM/FM/CD/MP3
radio, USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Aux-in jacks and Bluetooth
streaming audio with voice recognition completed the system. The Blue Hyperlink related providers embrace having the ability
to start out the Santa Fe remotely. The most effective options that provides to driver
safety is the head-up show. This enables the driving force to keep eyes on the street
whereas very important info is projected onto the windshield.

Adding to the interior consolation and
comfort have been wi-fi telephone charging, a leather-wrapped shift knob, push
button begin, dual-zone automated climate management, power windows with one-touch
up/down, power door locks, energy heated outdoors mirrors with turn indicators,
carpeted flooring mats, auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and Homelink,
a number of beverage holders, 12-volt accent retailers and a 110V energy inverter.

Security

The 2019 Santa Fe comes with an extended
record of safety options, including eight air luggage, lane departure warning,
blind spot detection, back-up warning, a tire strain monitoring system,
automated stop/start and electronic stability control.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe AWDSanta Fe’s tech helped earn it prime security numbers

The 2019 Santa Fe Sport has earned a
US Authorities National Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star General Car Score, the place 5
Stars is their highest security score.

Pricing
and Warranties

There are fourteen totally different 2019 Santa Fe
fashions to select from, ranging in base worth from $25,750 to $38,800, relying
on the engine, drive system and trim degree. Clean Fleet Report’s Santa
Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD, had a MSRP of $38,925 which included $125 in choices. All
prices are before the $1,045 freight Charge.

The 2019 Santa Fe comes
with these warranties:

  • Powertrain                   10 years/100,000 miles
  • New Car                  Five years/60,000 miles
  • Roadside Help     Five years/Unlimited miles
  • Anti-perforation            Seven years/Limitless miles

Observations: 2019 Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD

When Clear Fleet Report
reviewed the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
it was referred to as the “Sport”. Sport has been dropped for 2019, so the two-row,
five-passenger reviewed here is just the Santa Fe, with the Santa Fe XL being
the three-row model. Cling on, though, the Santa Fe XL is being replaced in
2020 by the Hyundai Palisade. Whew, obtained it? Don’t worry there isn’t a check
ahead, however stay tuned to Clean
Fleet Report for the Palisade assessment as quickly as the mannequin is obtainable.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe AWDGood surprises spotlight the Santa Fe

Studying proprietor comments on their 2019
Santa Fe Sports activities reveals widespread words: “expectations exceeded,’ “quality really feel
and tranquility” and costing “several thousands less” than different brands they
shopped. The redesigned 2019 Santa Fe gives clear, modern styling and a
class-up, snug interior with convenient and fascinating seating and
storage flexibility. The features listing is lengthy and deep. Having decisions of
front wheel and all-wheel drive means everyone in search of a midsize SUV will
discover one thing to fit their needs.

The new Santa Fe is sized-right for
parking, has a experience that is quiet and calming and respectable dealing with. The
Santa Fe’s high security score can also be a plus when driving any tall car. Clean
Fleet Report want to see greater gasoline financial system numbers, although.

The 2019 Santa Fe is a very succesful
SUV and ought to be in your buying listing.

No matter
you purchase, Pleased Driving!

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