Crossover & Midsize

Now Is a Perfect Time to Lease a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The introduction of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and its redesigned face mean there are some deals to be had for the outgoing 2020 model. Hyundai’s aggressive lease deals for the Santa Fe make the already affordable SUV a real bargain. A recent report by CarsDirect of current lease deals found that leasing a Santa Fe could cost as little as $209 a month. Given the 2021 Santa Fe’s marginal improvements over the 2020 model, this lease deal is worth taking advantage of.

$209 a month gets you a brand-new Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai Santa Fe | Hyundai

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsized SUV that competes with the likes of the Kia Telluride and the Mazda CX-9. Despite this, the Santa Fe carries a significantly lower starting price of $26,275. The most aggressive lease deal available is for the base SE trim level. A 36-month lease deal will cost $209 a month, with $2,899 due at signing. Distributing the amount due at signing across the entire lease yields an effective cost of $290 a month. 

CarsDirect noted that the Santa Fe’s lease deal makes it virtually $55 cheaper than some subcompact SUVs like the RAV4 ($345). It’s not like you’ll be limited in terms of driving either given this lease deal’s generous 10,000-mile yearly limit. Finding another midsized SUV for this cheap is almost impossible, especially when considering all of the standard features the Santa Fe offers.

The base SE trim is full of standard equipment

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The Hyundai Santa Fe’s base trim level comes equipped with options often reserved for expensive versions of its competitors. In terms of safety, the Santa Fe is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, scoring favorably across all major categories. There’s also lots of included safety tech such as Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Driver Attention Warning. These aren’t even all of the safety technologies available, although these features require a higher trim level. 

Interior tech doesn’t fall far behind either, with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. A 7-inch touchscreen display controls all of the infotainment and media. A 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine propels the Santa Fe via an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available as an optional extra. Smart Cruise Control also comes as standard and utilizes radars to keep a safe distance from other cars in front.

The Santa Fe has high owner satisfaction ratings 

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The Hyundai Santa Fe is not just an affordable, well-optioned SUV. Consumer Reports’ testing revealed that it is also comfortable, quiet, and has high owner satisfaction. The Hyundai Santa Fe struggles in the performance-oriented categories such as acceleration and handling, scoring poorly during testing. Despite this, the interior quality, comfort, and quietness scored very favorably. A comfortable interior may just be what sways consumers to love the Santa Fe despite its low-performance chops. 

Since the Santa Fe’s primary purpose in life is to sit in daily traffic, a comfortable seating arrangement and standard technology equipment make all the difference. We can’t forget about the space as well, offering excellent rear-seat comfort. While the standard Santa Fe already provided tremendous value for the money, this new available lease deal for October makes it a real SUV bargain. Expect these lease deals to continue as the 2021 model’s arrival closes in, spreading to higher trim levels as well.