2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Save up to $6,123
MSRP range
$30,850 - $41,300
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Save up to $6,123

What’s new

  • A new name for what is essentially last year's three-row Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Not to be confused with the smaller 2019 Santa Fe, which is fully redesigned
  • Part of the third Santa Fe generation introduced for 2013
New

Pros

  • Plenty of standard features for the money
  • Easy-to-use entertainment interface
  • Generous warranty coverage
  • Confident acceleration from the standard V6 engine

Cons

  • Cargo capacity falls short of some competitors
  • Limited availability of advanced driver safety aids
  • Fuel economy is slightly subpar


Which Santa Fe XL does Edmunds recommend?

Hyundai offers just two trim levels. Our pick is the SE with the optional Premium package. The SE gets a respectable array of standard features, including smartphone integration and dual-zone climate control, and the Premium package adds items such as foglights, heated front seats and blind-spot monitoring. For all the high-end driver assist features, though, you'll need to upgrade to the Limited Ultimate with the optional Tech package.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

For 2019, Hyundai has changed the name of its three-row crossover, the Santa Fe, to the Santa Fe XL. This is not to be confused with the redesigned Santa Fe Sport, which is now called the Santa Fe. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's get down to business. Is this 2019 Santa Fe XL worth considering for a three-row family hauler?

Indeed, the XL has seating for six or seven passengers, whereas the regular Santa Fe seats just five. The XL also offers a relatively spacious interior, a comfortable ride quality and an affordable price tag. A 3.3-liter V6 is standard, and it offers respectable power along with a standard tow rating of 5,000 pounds. The Santa Fe XL's V6 is a bit less fuel-efficient than the turbocharged four-cylinder engines found in competitors, but it's still a likable engine.

On the inside, the Santa Fe XL offers plenty of standard and optional equipment for tech-savvy buyers. First- and second-row seating should be plenty for adults. And third-row seating, while not the most spacious in the class, will work just fine for kids.

There are a few downsides, though. Cargo capacity behind the seats is limited compared to class leaders such as the Honda Pilot and the Volkswagen Atlas. Also, the latest advanced driver safety aids are only available on the most expensive Santa Fe XL trim level. Most other top SUVs give you the opportunity to get these safety features at a more affordable price. Overall, though, we think the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is a viable choice for a three-row family hauler.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL configurations

The Santa Fe XL is a six- or seven-passenger midsize SUV that's available in two trim levels: SE and Limited Ultimate. Both are available in front- or all-wheel drive. Every 2019 Santa Fe XL comes with a 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower, 252 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.

The base Santa Fe XL SE starts you off with LED running lights, heated side mirrors, 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 40/20/40-split folding second-row bench seat and a power-adjustable driver's seat. Electronic features include a 7-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth, a USB port, Hyundai's Blue Link communications, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

Optional on the SE is the SE Premium package that adds LED foglights, leather seating, heated front seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, a third-row USB port, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, proximity key with push-button start, a hands-free liftgate, and rear side window sunshades.

The Limited Ultimate gets all of the SE Premium package's equipment plus 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, second-row captain's chairs (instead of a bench), a heated steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, an upgraded 12-speaker audio system, a 115-volt power outlet in the cargo area, rear parking sensors, and a multiview parking camera system.

A Tech package available for the Limited Ultimate adds a suite of safety features that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and xenon headlights with automatic high beams.

Driving

Predictable handling and precise steering help make the Santa Fe XL an enjoyable family shuttle to drive. The 3.3-liter V6 provides decent acceleration without fuss. In Edmunds testing, we measured a 0-60 mph time of 7.7 seconds, which is average for the class.

Comfort

We like the front seats for their comfort and adjustability, and both front and second rows feel roomy. The third row is fine for kids. The suspension also delivers the comfortable ride quality you'd expect from a car-based crossover, and the lack of wind and road noise adds to a relaxed atmosphere.

Interior

A smart arrangement of the controls makes the Santa Fe XL easy to use. We like the simple physical controls and attractive design. The reclining second-row seats also slide forward and back, giving them a fair amount of head- and legroom.

Utility

Stowing both rows of back seats reveals 80 cubic feet of cargo space, and there's 40.9 cubic feet with the second row upright. That's less than in some competitors, but still plenty of space. A hands-free liftgate is available.

Technology

Hyundai's infotainment system is easy to use and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on all Santa Fe XL trim levels. The available 360-degree camera system makes parking easy and safe.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

My Stormy Seas Blue Ultimate
Linda,09/08/2018
Great new look! Excellent warranty. Very nice traveling vehicle. Alot of space in hatch area. Good price for a vehicle of its class.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$30,850
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$41,300
MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$32,600
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$39,550
MPG
18 city / 23 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Santa Fe XL safety features:

Blind-Spot Detection
Alerts you if it senses a vehicle in your blind spot while you're changing lanes.
Multi-View Camera System
Shows a top-down view of the Santa Fe XL when you park, making it easier to avoid curbs and line up in the parking space.
Lane Departure Warning
Monitors road markings and warns you if it detects you're drifting out of your lane.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Hyundai Santa Fe XL vs. the competition

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

Hyundai Santa Fe XL vs. Honda Pilot

While we like the Santa Fe XL, we like the Honda Pilot more. Both the Santa Fe XL and the Pilot have a spacious three-row cabin, but the Pilot has more cargo space and rear legroom. The Pilot also has better EPA-estimated fuel economy and superior on-road comfort. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Pilot.

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Hyundai Santa Fe XL vs. Mazda CX-9

If the Santa Fe XL is noteworthy for its reasonable prices and generous standard equipment, then it'd be fair to say that the Mazda CX-9 is noteworthy for its near-luxury interior. The CX-9 is also one of the best-driving three-row crossovers available thanks to sharp handling and responsive steering. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mazda CX-9.

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Hyundai Santa Fe XL vs. Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander and the Hyundai Santa Fe XL are very similar. They both offer a lot of standard equipment for the price, about 80 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, and satisfying performance from their V6 engines. The Highlander has the advantage on advanced driver safety aids — every Highlander comes standard with them — while the Santa Fe XL has a more user-friendly infotainment interface. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Toyota Highlander.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL for Sale

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Overview

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is offered in the following submodels: Santa Fe XL SUV. Available styles include SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A), Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A), and Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Santa Fe XL 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Santa Fe XL.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Santa Fe XL featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL?
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,345. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $6,123 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is14.5% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,595. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,599 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,645. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,346 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is15.9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,405. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,758 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is11.6% below the MSRP.

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