There’s an SUV out there that offers a ton of value, and by value, we mean, all the features without the hefty corresponding price tag. It’s a class and category with top-notch competitors too. Each model is bringing more in performance, tech, fuel efficiency, and comfort than before. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe may be at the head of its class when it comes to value. We thought we’d take a closer look at everything you get with this year’s model and the super attractive price points that go with it.
Engines, fuel economy, and performance
Hyundai keeps it simple, and all trim levels come standard with a 2.4-liter engine, with four cylinders and 185 horses. If more pep is what you crave, you can opt for the Limited, which provides a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and 235 horses as an option.
Both are partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission, making shifts seem effortless. EPA estimates suggest this mid-size SUV will get on average, 20, and 29 mpg.
People, places, and things come standard
When it comes to finding the perfect mid-size SUV for your lifestyle, consider people, places, and things to get you started. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe can comfortably seat five people. Santa Fe is available in AWD, meaning you’ll be able to venture out to all the best places. Things can be stored neatly in Santa Fe’s roomy cargo capacities and compartments.
It may not be best in class for any of these areas specifically, but it certainly has plenty to offer, and it may be just fine for you. It all boils down to what is important to you.
Tech, connectivity, and infotainment
Select a trim level and package that offers just what you need in terms of features. SE, SEL, and Limited each offer its own benefits.
The base model comes handsomely loaded already, though. You’ll enjoy stain-resistant upholstery, noise-reduction designed windshield, and reclining back seats. The Santa Fe also comes fully ready to connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
Additional extras included in the various optional packages include Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity, a hands-free liftgate, and upgraded sound systems.
Safety and driver assistance features
If the previously mentioned roster of tech isn’t enough, you’ll have a suite of driver assistance technology too. The Hyundai Santa Fe brings much-needed tools like auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise, and automatic high beams.
At the SEL level, you’ll get blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic warnings. You’ll appreciate the Safe Exit Assist feature, which keeps the rear doors from opening if there is oncoming traffic. Enjoy the best Santa Fe has to offer with the Limited version. You will have an eight-inch screen with navigation to start. The blind-view monitoring includes camera images in real-time, of blind spots on either side of the vehicle.
How 2020 Santa Fe measures up to its rivals
The 2020 Santa Fe’s real value comes into focus when you begin to compare it with others in its class. It offers a comfortable ride, quality interiors, decent fuel efficiency, and in-cabin tech that doesn’t require a degree to use. But, so do all the others.
The Mazda CX-9 has a more energetic engine and boasts better handling. The Honda CR-V can brag about better fuel economy. Ford Edge has a better turning radius and allows rear passengers to stretch out more. However, when it comes to price and warranty, the Hyundai Santa Fe brings home the value trophy. Buy a 2020 base model Santa Fe today for $25,000 or a Limited for $35,650.
When it comes to value, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a must-see. You get all the features you want, in a stylish and functional SUV, without the monstrous price tag.