When the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL in Winchester, VA arrived at the Apple Valley Hyundai showroom, our product experts got a lot of wondering if the automaker has added a new model to its lineup. Like too many things in the automotive industry, the answer is, yes and no. No, the 2019 Santa Fe XL is not a brand-new model. Yes, the 2019 Santa Fe XL has a brand-new model name. The three-row version of the Hyundai’s popular crossover SUV has been around for some time, but they decided to make it clearer that this was a particularly special version that might require another look from potential customers. The new Santa Fe XL differs from the standard version by adding an extra seat with a corresponding amount of available cargo space. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL today by calling, 855-463-5530.
Apple Valley Hyundai customers will have two trim grades to choose from if they are considering the 2019 Santa Fe XL, SE and Limited Ultimate. The base SE trims starts out with a long and comprehensive list of standard features which includes LED daytime running lights, heated side mirrors and dual-zone automatic climate control. The rear cargo area is easily adaptable and accessible thanks to the standard 40/20/40-split folding rear seat. A 7-inch touchscreen controls the crossover SUV’s infotainment system which also happens to be compatible with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites of applications. Hyundai Blue Link is also found on both trims. Moving up to the Limited Ultimate trim adds ventilated front seats and heated rear seats which are captain’s chairs instead of a split bench. The technology is also upgraded to include an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation capability. Buyers can also add active safety systems as well to this trim.
Both trim grades of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL are powered by the same powertrain. Under the hood is a 3.3-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will have no problem pushing it up to highway speeds with 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque.
Cargo Volume/Passenger Capacity
The new Hyundai Santa Fe XL can fit six or seven passengers depending on how they choose to outfit the interior. However, where the three-row crossover SUV really shines is in available cargo volume. The third row can be folded down to make 40.9 cubic-feet available, with an option make it 80 cu.-ft.
In addition to smartphone compatibility being available on both trim grades, customers will be able to connect their devices to the infotainment system using Bluetooth and can keep them charged with a standard USB port. An available 360-degree camera will help make parking easier and much safer.