At long last Jenny reviews the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe in the top Highlander trim.

It’s a completely new 7 Seater SUV and it’s better in every respect that the already good outgoing Santa Fe.

The new Santa Fe has two engine options. A 2.4 l petrol with 138 kW of power and 241 Nm of torque is only available on the lowest trim level called Active.

The Santa Fe Elite and top of the range with the Highlander trims have a 2.2 l turbo diesel with 147 kW of power and 440 Nm of torque.

It’s bigger, more modern, packed with safety features and presents more comfort and style than ever seen in a Hyundai.

Engine Specifications

2.4 GDi AWD

Engine: 2.4L Turbo Petrol
Power: 138 kW@ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 241 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 9.3L/100km
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

2.2 CRDi AWD

Engine: 2.0L Turbo Diesel
Power: 147 kW@ 3,800 rpm
Torque: 440 Nm @ 1,750-2,750 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.5L/100km
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic


Safety /Security

  • Active lock/unlock operation
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Central locking
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Smart Key remote – 2x
  • Airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Advanced Smart Parking Assist System (ASPAS)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear (BCA-R)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) – Car, Pedestrian & Cyclist
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)

Convenience / Tech Features

  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) (with auto hold function)
  • Hyundai Auto Link Premium
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) – driver’s seat
  • One touch turn signal – 3, 5, or 7 flashes
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear wiper – 2-stage, with auto wipe on reverse
  • Smart Key with push button start
  • Steering wheel mounted controls – audio, phone, cruise control & trip computer
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Drive Mode – 4 settings (Comfort, Eco, Sport, Smart)
  • Paddle shifters
  • Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®4 phone connectivity
  • Satellite navigation
  • SUNA™ Live Traffic Updates
  • Touch screen – 8″ display
  • Infinity® premium audio system – 10 speakers with external amplifier
  • AM/FM radio
  • Digital radio (DAB+)
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • AUX / USB audio input with iPod®
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming

Other Features

  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Parking Distance Warning-Front (PDW-F) – 6 sensors, with guidance display
  • Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) – 6 sensors, with guidance display
  • Rear view camera with dynamic guide lines
  • .Speed limiter
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – individual tyre pressure readout
  • Electro-chromatic Mirror (ECM) – auto-dimming with integrated compass
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Supervision cluster – 7″ TFT colour LCD with trip computer & digital speedometer
  • Climate control – dual zone with auto defog function
  • Cabin air filter
  • Cluster ioniser (clean air function)
  • Leather appointed7
    interior – seats, steering wheel & gear knob
  • Carpet floor mat – cargo compartment
  • Driver’s seat – height adjustable
  • Driver’s seat – power adjustable – 14-way (including 4-way lumbar
    support and drivers cushion extension)
  • Passenger’s seat – power adjustable – 8-way
  • Passenger’s seat – walk-in switch – driver’s control for slide and recline
  • Front centre console storage cubby – power outlets – 1 x 12V outlet


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