The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is fully redesigned this year with improvements across the board. It’s also undergone a slight name change that requires some explanation to avoid confusion. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport, with two rows and room for five passengers, has been replaced by the 2019 Santa Fe. The 2018 Santa Fe — a three-row, seven-passenger version of the Santa Fe Sport — has become the 2019 Santa Fe XL. In other words, the new Santa Fe is the smaller model, whereas last year it had been the larger one.
Along with the name change, the 2019 Santa Fe shows off updated styling, along with increased cargo capacity and more room for passengers than the 2018 Santa Fe Sport. There are also new advanced safety features and powertrain improvements to make the Santa Fe more fun to drive. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe to see if it’s the right crossover for your needs.