2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

193.1” x 66.5”


Front-wheel drive



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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Excellent vehicle!

We travel alot with 5 adults plus all the luggage. This vehicle is super comfortable, dependable and easy to use. Perfect for our long trips to Arizona! It’s a daily driver for my wife and she loves it. She drives everywhere in Southern California ! Loves it.


Very dependble

This car meets all my needs it is very comfortable especially on long trips. There is plenty of truck room. I have had very few issues with maintenance over the last 2 years and when there was an issue it was handled to my satisfaction.


Nicely equipped and reliable vehicle

This vehicle met all my needs. Had plenty of leg room in front and back. Nicely equipped with a great warranty. Loved the smart features!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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