The Santa Fe XL comes standard with a 3.3L V6 making 290 horsepower. Once again, power and fuel economy compare positively to most of its rivals. The Santa Fe XL accomplishes this feat with a combination of slippery aerodynamics, light weight, a 6-speed transmission and state-of-the-art direct injection on all of its engines.
The Santa Fe has plenty of standard equipment. Even the base SE model comes with features such as air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, dual front USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, LED daytime running lights and a body-colored rear spoiler.
Plenty of options can be added and the Santa Fe comes in a multitude of trim levels. Beyond the SE, the SEL comes with a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, drive mode select, a proximity key, heated side mirrors, fog lights, heated front seats and SiriusXM satellite radio. SEL Plus models come with parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free liftgate and a 12-speaker Infinity sound system. Limited models add a panoramic sunroof and LED lighting, while the top-of-the-line Ultimate trim includes a surround view monitor, a bigger screen with a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a memory system for the driver's seat and a heated steering wheel. All-wheel drive is offered throughout the range and costs $1,700 extra.
The Santa Fe XL is available in three basic trim levels: SE, SE Ultimate and SE Limited Ultimate. Since the Santa Fe XL is a little bit bigger and more expensive than the regular Santa Fe, it gets more standard features. The base SE comes with 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic temperature control, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated side mirrors, Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system and SiriusXM satellite radio. The SE Ultimate comes with memory seats, 19-inch wheels, a multiview camera system, a hands-free liftgate, blind spot detection, leather seating surfaces and a heated steering wheel. The top-of-the-line Limited Ultimate gets a panoramic sunroof, an Infinity sound system, heated rear seats and second row captain's chairs. Once again, all-wheel drive is an option at $1,750.