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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

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$30,950 — $41,400 MSRP
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6-7 Seats
19-21 MPG
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Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-6 performance
  • Panoramic moonroof available
  • Underfloor storage
  • Third-row access

The Bad

  • Third-row comfort
  • Over-shoulder visibility
  • Cargo room behind third row
  • Road noise
  • Interior quality
  • Advanced safety features part of expensive package
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • New name for Hyundai's three-row SUV
  • Seats six or seven
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 3.3-liter V-6 engine standard
  • Hands-free power liftgate available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL?

Renamed for 2019, the three-row Santa Fe XL — formerly known as the Santa Fe — seats six or seven people in three rows. The SUV has a standard 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and the Santa Fe XL can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse and Honda Pilot. (Hyundai is launching a new three-row SUV, the Palisade, for the 2020 model year.)

What’s New on the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL?

Besides the name change, the Santa Fe XL's available navigation system has a faster processor, a Favorites hard key and subscription-free traffic and incident data.

What Features in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Are Most Important?

Standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and LED daytime running lights. Also standard is a sliding and reclining second-row bench seat and a split, folding third-row bench. The second row can be equipped with captain's chairs, which drops the seating capacity to six.

An available Tech Package bundles adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, among other features. Other available features include a hands-free liftgate, leather seats, a heated steering wheel and an Infinity premium stereo.

Should I Buy the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL?

The Santa Fe XL's standard V-6 engine performs well, but third-row comfort is lacking and the interior is showing its age. With the Palisade set to arrive in the summer of 2019, Hyundai will soon have a new three-row SUV. If your car shopping situation allows, it might be worth your while to wait for it to arrive so you can see the two side by side.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Santa Fe XL-Limited Ultimate is a quality SUV!

by Phil S. from Manchester NH on February 15, 2019

This SUV outdoes the competition regarding quality, price and reliability. The vehicle warranty stands for itself and is the best in the industry! The Santa Fe XL is loaded with outstanding features ... Read full review

(5.0)

So many features for the price!

by c_alanis from Houston, TX on February 2, 2019

This design is beautiful and the limited platinum XL has so many luxurious features. The drive is so smooth and the interior is extremely comfortable. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Hyundai

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)

  • Powertrain

    10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    150-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Santa Fe XL received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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