Convincing a family that a crossover SUV will make a good purchase, isn’t always an easy task for the family member who is at the forefront of making the final deal. But few brands have the capability in them, that their models do not need too much persuasion to get booked and finally get driven home. The 2019 year edition of Santa Fe is one such crossover SUV model from Hyundai that could easily win hearts with its roomy cabin and cargo, which can be appreciated even by those, who are novice in terms of driving, and are seeing the car only from a passenger’s perspective. So, finally we chose the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe from the reputable Orlando Hyundai dealer and have been driving the car since last six months. But the experience we are gathering with it in daily commute needs is worth sharing, and that’s why this article.
Our First Impression
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe as a three-row crossover SUV took no time in winning our hearts as it provided us with enough space to accommodate five adults and two children without the need to bump on one another.
With the 2019 edition release we can see the Santa Fe grown taller and become stiffer in its disposition because of which it didn’t take much effort to convince our family members, that it is the best possible vehicle as of now that retains all the SUV qualities, we were looking for. It has also stretched about three inches in length than its outgoing version. The new appearance looks squarer in shape while the stance got more aggressive, that is specifically being punctuated near its nose while the tail end is holding more bold attire.
We stuck to the Base features for the convenience as of now that included cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen that was well integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the infotainment front.
Engine We Choose
At the Orlando Hyundai dealership, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe gave us the option to choose a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine as that was the standard one offered while there was a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine available as a second option. The base engine could make 185 of horsepower and could carry 3,591-pound mass of weight, though it didn’t hurry ever on the test drive. The 235-hp turbo-4 engine felt brighter, and we also like the way the new 8-speed transmission helped in pepping up the performance a bit. Front-wheel drive was offered to us as standard irrespective of the trim we chose from the 2019 trims of Santa Fe, but we wanted the all-wheel drive and got it only after paying a $1,700 added to the bill. Finally we found nothing to complain and simply loved its refined ride even in the ferocious test drive we took and was amazed by its quiet demeanor that continued in every road situation.