The New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe: The Complete Guide

The New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has just about everything you could hope for in a midsize SUV, including comfy seats, a smooth ride, good gas mileage, and a quiet cabin. Once you get to know the Santa Fe, your only remaining question will be, "Which trim level do I choose?" If you're looking to buy an SUV, keep reading to discover why the Santa Fe should be at the top of your shopping list.

Performance and Handling
The Santa Fe's available engines are a 184-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 235-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. At each trim level, you can choose either front- or all-wheel drive. In this midsize SUV, you'll experience a comfortable ride as it absorbs bumps in the road with ease. On winding roads, the 2020 Santa Fe remains poised, with ample body lean around turns.

When driving the Santa Fe, you'll feel safe in this quiet, reliable vehicle. When properly equipped, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a class-topping fuel economy rating, with 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway (base model). Its turbo-four engine earns a respectable 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. 

High-End Interior
The all-new 2020 Santa Fe can seat five people with two rows of seats that are comfortable for adults. If you have passengers that like to lay back on long drives, you'll enjoy the reclining rear seats. Inside, you'll find an attractive cabin with luxury materials. You'll get to enjoy those high-end touches in peace, as the SUV is quiet at highway speeds.

For a two-row SUV, the Santa Fe offers a fair amount of cargo space. With 35.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 71.3 cubic feet when the seats are folded, you'll have plenty of room for vacation luggage or supplies for a family beach day.

Responsive Infotainment System
The Santa Fe comes standard with a rear-seat reminder and a 7-in. display infotainment system. The system includes four USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.You can also opt for dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Infinity auto system, HD radio, navigation, an 8-in. touchscreen, wireless device charging, and a panoramic sunroof. The Santa Fe's infotainment system is fast and intuitive, responding quickly to commands. It's easy to see because Hyundai has tilted the screen to reduce any glare from the sun.

Safety Ratings and Features
The 2020 Santa Fe received the highest rating of "Good" in all six crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS also gave the Santa Fe the highest award for its standard front crash prevention effectiveness. The Santa Fe also earned a safety rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-four stars in the frontal crash and rollover evaluations and five stars in the side crash test.

The new Hyundai's 2020 Santa Fe comes with several driver assistance features that are standard. These include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist. Plus, never worry about falling asleep at the wheel with driver drowsiness monitoring.

Available features include a head-up display, rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. More advanced features are available, including Blind View Monitor, which displays an image of the vehicle's blind spots in your instrument screen when you flip on a turn signal. Another advanced feature offered is Safe Exit Assist, which alerts passengers of rear traffic before they attempt to exit the vehicle.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Trim Levels
The new Santa Fe comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Limited. The SEL is a popular choice, as it comes with several additional driver assistance and comfort features. It also allows you two options you won't find available for the base model. Plus, you can upgrade to the turbocharged engine at this lower trim level. Keep reading for an overview of each trim level and the features offered.

Santa Fe SE
The SE trim comes with a 185-hp four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard are features such as keyless entry, a rear-seat reminder, a 7-in. touchscreen infotainment system, four USB ports, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. 

You'll also find several standard safety features, including adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, driver drowsiness monitoring, pedestrian detection, and lane-keep assist. While there are no packages available with this trim, you can add all-wheel drive.

The Santa Fe SEL has all of the standard features of the SE but includes:
 • Power-adjustable driver's seat
 • Heated front seats
 • Blind-spot monitoring 
 • Proximity keyless entry
 • Rear cross-traffic alert
 • Safe Exit Assist
 • HD radio
 • Satellite radio

You can add the Convenience package, which adds dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a hands-free power liftgate, wireless device charging, and a 12-speaker Infinity audio system. If that's not enough, the Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and a power-adjustable passenger seat. 

The Santa Fe Limited is the top trim level and comes with luxury features such as:
 • Ventilated front seats
 • Heated steering wheel
 • Heated second-row seats
 • Head-up display
 • Surround-view camera system
 • 8-in touch screen
 • Blind View Monitor 
 • Navigation

If you're someone who likes to have it all, the Limited comes standard with nearly every feature Hyundai offers for the Santa Fe.

Schedule a Test Drive at Hamilton Hyundai
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is satisfying to drive and delivers an upscale vibe paired with desirable features and loads of curb appeal. If you're ready for a test drive, stop searching "Hyundai dealer near me," and check out our New and Used inventory at Hamilton Hyundai. Contact us to set up a test drive and get ready to receive the stellar customer service you deserve! If you're interested in more of Hyundai's top models, make sure to check out our research hub page for more information.