2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Ratings & Reliability
The three-row Santa Fe is renamed Santa Fe XL for 2019. The XL is still a roomy and comfortable SUV built for family duty. Its 3.3-liter V6 engine is mated to a smooth, responsive six-speed automatic transmission, a combination that attained 20 mpg overall in our tests. Handling is sound and secure. Another plus is the settled, compliant ride that blunts pavement imperfections and lets the SUV sail smoothly on the highway. The well-finished cabin brings a lot of features for the money. Access to the cramped third row is somewhat difficult. Hyundai's updated Blue Link system features remote starting via mobile phones. It is available with advanced safety features such as a multiview camera, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning. The XL will be replaced with the new Palisade this summer.