The forthcoming 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a popular family SUV that can accommodate up to seven passengers. Interior is perhaps the strongest point of this model, it is comfortable and it offers an astonishing amount of space. Moreover, the technology inside the cabin is great. The exterior looks stylish and very modern. Under the hood, a naturally aspirated V6 is among the most powerful units in Santa Fe’s respective segment.
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV will face some tough rivals such as GMC Acadia, Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, and Honda Pilot. The fourth-generation of Santa Fe delivers some significant updates. Exterior and interior won’t get significant upgrades, but the plug-in hybrid drivetrain could be in the offer. A high-performance Santa Fe N variant is also coming to the markets.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior styling cues have been taken from Hyundai Kona
Hyundai will make some changes on the Santa Fe. The exterior will borrow some styling cues from Hyundai Kona, mostly up front. That includes the headlights and LED daytime running lights that are moved slightly downwards. The front grille will change its shape and will come with a more angular approach.
At the back of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe glass sits taller and rear quarter glass is bigger now. Taillights are sleeker than before and LED technology is present too. On top of that, the side profile adds more prominent lines, mostly the lower part of the doors.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe interior is very modern
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a very stylish and comfortable interior. As we already wrote, the interior is perhaps the strongest point of this model. Some changes from the inside will happen as Hyundai is taking a flatter approach than before. A 5-inch display is gone and the larger 6-inch unit will become standard. Of course, an 8-inch display is still optional. The interior is very modern as it offers the latest technology systems. For an instance, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, along with the Infinity sound system with 12 speakers.
Numerous USB ports are standard, along with the navigation and Bluetooth. The instrument cluster is all-new, the same stands for the new door panels. The comfort is great and the seat’s layout is astonishing. Thanks to that, legroom is better than ever.
The customers can opt for two seating configurations. The first configuration is regular and you can opt for the second-row bench. This bench is sliding forward in order to open more space in the third-row. Standard upholstery includes cloth materials and leather upholstery is optional.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe powertrain
This SUV offers two drivetrain choices. A 3.3-liter V6 that can generate 295 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. This engine is among the most powerful naturally aspirated units in the mid-size segment. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available, along with the front-wheel-drive. An all-wheel-drive setup is optional. While shifting gears feels smooth and easy, the rest of the competition is offering more gears. Powerful V6 can tow up to 5,000 pounds. From now on, diesel drivetrain is available. It is a 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel unit that can produce 200 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
This diesel engine will probably offer an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, the biggest addition to Santa Fe is a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Hyundai’s goal is to electrify almost all of the vehicles by the 2025 and Santa Fe is one of the very first candidates. We still don’t know which engine will get an electrification. On the other hand, the South Korean carmaker says the hybrid variant will deliver up to 205 horses. On top of that, a driving range should be astonishing. The plug-in hybrid version will utilize a 48-volt electrical system.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N model
Next, to the regular model, Hyundai will produce performance-oriented 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N variant. This model comes with much better performances and capabilities. The exterior adds more black trims that will replace some chrome materials.
That includes a black front grille and the black roof. Blue accents are visible, custom wheels are looking brilliant and sporty front splitter is available too. The interior will offer unique steering wheel, all-new upholstery with contrast stitching and much more.
Performance-wise, new Theta III engine will be in the offer. This 2.5-liter drivetrain delivers 280 horses and the optional Performance Package could add another 30 horsepower.
Moreover, a five-mode selector is standard, along with the retuned suspension. The price will be higher than the price of the base model, but the difference won’t be that significant.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe price and release date
The forthcoming 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe will start at $33,000. You can get a Limited package for $36,500 and the Ultimate package will cost over $40,000. Santa Fe N version will cost around $40,000, more or less.
We still don’t know the price of the plug-in hybrid variant. This mid-size 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is more affordable than Honda Pilot and it sits slightly above Nissan Pathfinder. We can expect new Santa Fe on the markets by the end of 2019.