2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is our Favorite New Crossover

Sometimes, we come across a car that offers so many features that it can be difficult to classify. The updated 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is the perfect midsize SUV for those wanting a spacious, comfortable vehicle that can perform well in the city, as well as handle itself off-road.

2019 Ford Escape 

The new 2019 Ford Escape is a small crossover SUV that offers quick acceleration, and some advanced interface features like Apple and Android integration on more expensive models. The steering and handling of this small SUV make it feel like driving a car, but the 1.5-liter engine lacks real punch, and some of the interior build is dated and lacks quality.   

2019 Nissan Rogue  

The 2019 Nissan Rogue is a small SUV that offers a comfortable ride quality and comes standard with many safety features that aid the driver. It's a roomier, small SUV that's easy to fill with family and friends, but the engine lacks acceleration and some drivers complain of poor outward visibility above the dashboard. Furthermore, the infotainment system is dated, and can feel counterintuitive compared to other SUVs.   

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe  

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is an eye-catching crossover SUV that replaces the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Both vehicles comfortably seat 5 passengers, but the 2019 Santa Fe boasts several luxurious upgrades over the 2018 Santa Fe Sport that make it an exciting option for drivers that enjoy crossover SUVs. It's important to note that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe does not replace the 2018 Santa Fe, which seats 7 passengers. Instead, Hyundai's 2019 7-passenger SUV is called the Santa Fe XL, and it's a fantastic option for growing families or those that love to roadtrip with friends.   

An All-New Look  

The sleek exterior of the 2019 Santa Fe features Hyundai's new upright grille, accented by a chrome bar and highlighted with slit-like LED lights. The body of the 2019 Santa Fe is more curved, whereas the 2018 Santa Fe Sport was flatter and blockier. Overall, the 2019 model is far sleeker, and more luxurious looking than previous models. Of the three vehicles, the Santa Fe is by far the best looking, and features more lavish touches than the Rogue or Escape.   

An Airy Cabin  

The touches of luxury go beyond the exterior of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the updated interior of the SUV really shines. The dashboard has been lowered, which helps create better sightlines and makes the cabin feel lighter. The new touchscreen binnacle now rises from the center of the dashboard, instead of being inset like in previous models. Overall, the front cabin is trimmed down and makes the driver feel as if they're driving a sleek sedan.   

Large Comfort in a Midsize Package  

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a more comfortable SUV when compared to last year's model and features an extra 1.5 inches of second-row legroom. This makes loading up friends and family much easier and creates a more comfortable ride experience for those in the second row. The Santa Fe is also 10 inches longer than the Ford Escape, making it a much roomier, more comfortable ride. The 2019 Santa Fe features about 71 cu feet of maximum cargo capacity, which is about the same as the 2018 Santa Fe Sport.   

Compact Power  

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has a few more engine options when compared to last year's model, but the engine is basically the same. Both engines are once again available with front, or all-wheel drive, but the 2019 is upgraded with an 8-speed automatic, replacing the 2018's 6-speed. The Santa Fe offers better fuel economy than the 2019 Ford Escape and is much stronger than the underpowered Nissan Rogue. This helps the Santa Fe perform better in challenging terrain when compared to the Rogue and the Escape.   The Hyundai Santa Fe is an incredibly safe car, and far outperforms the Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape. It earned an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which are the highest awards offered.  

Visit us at Allen Samuels Jackson to test drive a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe today and see why this mighty little SUV is quickly becoming Jackson, Tennessee's favorite ride.  

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