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Compare the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Hyundai Tucson Versus

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe


2019 Hyundai Tucson

2.4L 4-Cylinder


2.0L 4-Cylinder
185 hp


164 hp
8-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic

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Hyundai offers two great models for those in the market for a crossover. The big buying decision is always about size and comfort. Today's three-rows are generally more fuel-efficient than in years past, so it's no wonder many shoppers are drawn to the mid-size, three-row Hyundai Santa Fe. If a smaller, five-passenger transport is all that's needed, the Hyundai Tucson should fit the bill. Both of these vehicles offer a long list of standard features, and the various trim options means even more buying and customizing flexibility.

Both models are receiving major styling and design upgrades for 2019. In fact, the Santa Fe will hardly be recognizable when it arrives on dealer lots, but all of the changes are positive. The smaller Tucson isn't being left behind. The 2019 models will come with a longer list of standard safety and entertainment features. Whether it's a three-row or a compact, Hyundai has two revised models that are definitely worth checking out.

Trim Options

At this time, buyers can purchase a smaller version of the Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Sport. For 2019, that changes. The smaller version will simply be called the Santa Fe, and the larger model will bear the name Santa Fe XL. All three current trims of the Santa Fe XL will carry over to 2019. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and smartphone app integration will be standard on the base trim. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson seats five and comes with split-folding rear seats, air conditioning, privacy glass, and a rearview camera. Uplevel trims add on leather upholstery and a long list of advanced safety and infotainment features.


One of the biggest changes to the Hyundai Santa Fe for 2019 is the larger engine selection. Gone is the V6, replaced by a 2.4L engine rated at 185 horsepower. An option is a turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 232 horsepower. There's also a new 2.2L turbo diesel engine with a 200-horsepower output. Buyers will want to consider the 2.0L engine if they go for the larger XL model. A new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on the 2019 models. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson retains the base 2.0L, 164-horsepower engine, and the uplevel trims will be fitted with a larger 2.4L engine rated at 181 horsepower. Six-speed automatic transmission is the only option, but buyers can choose all-wheel drive.

Interior Amenities

For 2019, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets quite a makeover. The dash and forward control console is redesigned, and the infotainment screen now sits atop the dash surface. The instrument panel is virtual in style, and drivers will be able to easily access the new list of controls for the standard safety system. The available Safety Exit Assist detects moving objects such as pedestrians or other vehicles. The rear seating area is also newly designed and offers better legroom. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson gets the same dash and forward console makeover as the Santa Fe, and the 7-inch screen display is now standard on the base trim. The seats have also been updated and are more comfortable than what is experience on the 2018 models. There are now USB ports in the second row, and the Limited trim now has a wireless phone charging pad in the front console.

Check out the newly redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson models when they arrive at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.