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    2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Begin At $26,480

      Remember, this is the replacement for the Santa Fe Sport


    Hyundai has announced the pricing for the redesigned Santa Fe that will be arriving later this summer. Pricing will range from $26,480 for the base SE FWD equipped with the 2.4L four-cylinder (185 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque) to $39,780 for the Ultimate AWD with the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder (235 hp and 260 lb-ft). Prices include a $980 destination charge.

    So what do you get for your money?

    • SE: 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility; and Hyundai SmartSense (suite of active and passive safety features including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and high beam assist).
    • SEL: Keyless entry and start, heated side mirrors, 7-inch color screen for the instrument cluster, power driver's seat, and heated front seats.
    • SEL Plus: 18-inch wheels, hands-free tailgate, dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a 12-speaker Infinity audio system with a subwoofer.
    • Limited: LED headlights and taillights; panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and power passenger's seat.
    • Ultimate: Surround-view camera system, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, color heads up display, and a 8-inch infotainment system with navigation.

    Be aware that the Santa Fe will be replacing the Sport in Hyundai's lineup. The current Santa Fe with three-rows will be renamed the Santa Fe XL. It will be replaced by a new three-row crossover in the near future.

    Source: Hyundai


    Hyundai Announces Pricing for All-New 2019 Santa Fe

    • Entry level price only increases $550 easily offset with more content when compared with the 2018 Santa Fe Sport
    • Fourth generation model offers family-oriented interior, loaded with practical cutting-edge technologies, bold exterior looks and Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience features

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 27, 2018 – Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for its all-new 2019 Santa Fe, starting at $25,500 for the SE 2.4 model. New standard features on the 2019 Santa Fe SE trim include:

    • Hyundai SmartSense
      • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
      • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
      • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
      • Safe Exit Assist
      • Lane Keeping Assist
      • Driver Attention Warning
      • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
      • High Beam Assist
    • Bolder design
    • Increased visibility, cabin and storage space
    • Idle Stop and Go
    • Eight-speed automatic transmission
    • Improved EPA estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg combined
    • Rear View Monitor with parking guidance
    • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
    • Dual front and rear 2.1-amp USB charge ports

    The all-new Santa Fe includes all of this with a small price increase of $550 compared with the 2018 Santa Fe Sport.

    The five-passenger Santa Fe Sport is now called Santa Fe. The current long wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger model called Santa Fe will be renamed Santa Fe XL for the 2019 model year. An all-new three-row, eight-passenger SUV is currently under development and will carry an all-new name.

    “The new Santa Fe underlines our commitment to safety through new standard features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We have been a leader in adopting key safety features into our vehicles at attractive prices. Families are going to really appreciate Santa Fe’s blend of technology, interior space and striking looks.”

    Model

    Drivetrain

    MSRP*

    SE 2.4

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $25,500

    SE 2.4

    All-Wheel Drive

    $27,200

    SEL 2.4

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $27,600

    SEL 2.4

    All-Wheel Drive

    $29,300

    SEL Plus 2.4

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $29,800

    SEL Plus 2.4

    All-Wheel Drive

    $31,500

    Limited 2.4

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $32,600

    Limited 2.4

    All-Wheel Drive

    $34,300

    Ultimate 2.4

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $35,450

    Ultimate 2.4

    All-Wheel Drive

    $37,150

    Limited 2.0T

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $34,200

    Limited 2.0T

    All-Wheel Drive

    $35,900

    Ultimate 2.0T

    Front-Wheel Drive

    $37,100

    Ultimate 2.0T

    All-Wheel Drive

    $38,800

    *Freight charges for the 2019 model year Santa Fe are $980. Pricing in this release does not include freight.



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    This makes sense to simplify the product line and standardize the style look on the new design language.

    I have to say they are still giving allot of value for the money.

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    I like the look, it has an intimidating, trucky look to it and it doesn't just look like a clone of everyone else.  This stands out a bit more.  Seems like good pricing, compared to what others charge, it is right in line. 

    I wonder what this weighs, it looks big for a 174 lb-ft  4 cylinder to haul around, the Turbo should move it fine.

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    No mention of the diesel available elsewhere..

    Santa Fe SE 2.4 FWD     $25,500
    Santa Fe SE 2.4 AWD     $27,200
    Santa Fe SEL 2.4 FWD     $27,600
    Santa Fe SEL 2.4 AWD     $29,300
    Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4 FWD     $29,800
    Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4 AWD     $31,500
    Santa Fe Limited 2.4 FWD     $32,600
    Santa Fe Limited 2.4 AWD     $34,200
    Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4 FWD     $35,450
    Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4 AWD     $37,150
    Santa Fe Limited 2.0 FWD     $34,200
    Santa Fe Limited 2.0 AWD     $35,900
    Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0 FWD     $37,100
    Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0 AWD     $38,800

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    Hard to wrap my head around almost $40k for a mainstream crossover with a 235hp turbo 4.  

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    Just now, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Hard to wrap my head around almost $40k for a compact crossover with a 235hp turbo 4.  

    Isn't this midsize? I think Tucson is their compact.

     

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    6 minutes ago, frogger said:

    Isn't this midsize? I think Tucson is their compact.

     

    They said it was replacing the Sport, which is a small midsize I guess.   

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    Just now, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    They said it was replacing the Sport, which is a small midsize I guess.   

    I just checked, the dimensions are pretty much spot on with a Ford Edge, 3 inches longer than previous model.

     

     

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    9 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Hard to wrap my head around almost $40k for a mainstream crossover with a 235hp turbo 4.  

    You can run a Terrain or Equinox over $40k and those have a 250 hp turbo 4, and they are a whole size segment smaller than the Santa Fe.  All these crossovers are expensive.  You can spend $50k on a loaded Edge I think.

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    Yup joining the crowd in saying that I also like the look of this. It reminds me of the ORIGINAL Cherokee from the 90's, that lovely Brick on wheels that Jeep sold a butt load of.

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    Looks good, has more of a truck presence, which I like in a crossover.  SEL Plus AWD seems like the sweet spot.

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      If you wanted a subcompact crossover that handled decently, your choices were either the Mazda CX-3 or Toyota C-HR. The Kona enters the ring as the third choice, and possibly the best. On the backroads, the Kona feels quite agile and has almost no body roll. If I was to nitpick, the steering doesn’t have as much feel as you’ll find in the CX-3. But it feels noticeably better than the C-HR. Ride quality is impressive with most bumps being isolated from passengers sitting inside. Not too much wind and road noise come inside.
      Possibly the Best Subcompact Crossover At the Moment
      Hyundai has a very compelling package in the Kona. There is an excellent performance from the turbocharged engine, impressive driving dynamics, easy to use infotainment system, and a long list of standard equipment. There are some drawbacks with the small cargo area and rear legroom topping the list. If you need the space, a Honda HR-V would be my first pick. The dual-clutch transmission still needs a bit more work to iron out the hesitation issues I experienced. 
      That first impression I had still stands and moves the Kona not only being the best in the class at the moment, but also onto a very rarefied list; a vehicle I would considering buying.
      How I Would Configure A Kona: The only reason I see buying the Ultimate is for the adaptive cruise control as most of the other safety equipment such as blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, and forward collision avoidance are available on other models. So if I wanted the Turbo engine, then I would step down to the Limited at $26,100. For those who think that is a tad expensive still should consider the SEL Plus as it comes very well equipped for $23,950. You do sacrifice the turbo engine for the 2.0L four-cylinder which is fine if your planning to drive mostly around town. Add an additional $1,400 for all-wheel drive.
      Disclaimer: Hyundai Provided the Kona, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas
      Year: 2020
      Make: Hyundai
      Model: Kona
      Trim: Ultimate
      Engine: 1.6L Turbocharged DOHC 16-Valve GDI Four-Cylinder
      Driveline: Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch, All-Wheel Drive
      Horsepower @ RPM: 175 @ 5,500
      Torque @ RPM: 195 @ 1,500 - 4,500
      Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 26/29/27
      Curb Weight: 3,276 lbs
      Location of Manufacture: Ulsan, South Korea
      Base Price: $29,150
      As Tested Price: $ 30,380 (Includes $1,095.00 Destination Charge)
      Options:
      Carpeted Floor Mats - $135.00
    • By William Maley
      The Hyundai Santa Cruz has been talked about off and on since its debut as a concept in 2015. But it seems the truck is finally coming to fruition as some new spy shots reveal.
      Compared to the concept which was an extended cab, Hyundai is using a crew cab layout. The bed is quite short, possibly around four to five feet being our guess. Up front, the Santa Cruz gets the same front end treatment as the refreshed 2021 Santa Fe - wider front grille and new headlight treatment.
      Following in the footsteps of the Honda Ridgeline, the Santa Fe will be based on a unibody platform. In this case, the Santa Fe. This likely means power will come from either the 2.4L four-cylinder with 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque or turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 235 hp and 260 lb-ft. Our money is on the latter engine. 
      Expect more details to come out on the Santa Cruz before its launch next year.
      Source: Autoblog, Car and Driver

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