For 2019, Hyundai’s line up of family-friendly SUVs and crossovers has gone through extensive changes. For starters, its popular seven-passenger SUV has a new name. The Santa Fe, whose current generation debuted in 2013, is now called the Hyundai Santa Fe XL, while the company has also completely redesigned the popular five-passenger Santa Fe Sport, renaming it Santa Fe. Meanwhile, an all-new eight-passenger model called the Palisade, its largest SUV ever, is coming this summer as a 2020 model. And let's not forget the all-new Hyundai Kona, a subcompact crossover that has just been named the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Still with us? Great. Let's get back to the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL, which continues to offer buyers attractive styling, impressive safety, and strong performance. It competes in the continuously expanding three-row mid-size SUV segment against a long list of popular models including the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen Atlas, and Mazda CX-9.