All-New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: What You Need to Know

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Hyundai’s Popular Midsize SUV Gets a Makeover for 2019

Hyundai has redesigned its midsize SUV for 2019, breathing new life into their second most popular vehicle. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts numerous improvements, including a more spacious interior, a new name, and a more muscular exterior, as well as improved ride and handling.

Not every model that bears the Santa Fe name is being redesigned, and Hyundai’s midsize SUV lineup will be a bit confusing over the next two years. Here’s a quick summary: The five-seat Santa Fe, previously known as the Santa Fe Sport, will now just be called the Santa Fe, and it receives a complete redesign. This two-row Santa Fe is now available with an optional third row, but only if you order a diesel engine. The vehicle is the same length either way.

The three-row Santa Fe (previously called simply the “Santa Fe”) will become the Santa Fe XL. It is not being redesigned for 2019. Hyundai is keeping it as a holdover until it releases its all-new, as-yet-unnamed 3-row SUV in 2020, at which point the Santa Fe XL will likely be discontinued. We’ll focus on the Santa Fe in this article, and not the Santa Fe XL, since that model isn’t redesigned.

Click through this slideshow to see photos and read more about the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.