Launched earlier this year, the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers seating for seven people, all the creature comforts you could want and all-wheel drive as standard. Here’s what it’s like to drive, what the interior’s like and how much room there is in the boot.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Active Specifications

Price From $43,000+ORC (petrol); From $46,000+ORC (diesel) Warranty five-years unlimited kilometres Service Intervals 12 months, 15,000km Safety N/A Engine 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine; 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine (as tested) Power 138kW at 6000rpm; 147kW at 3800rpm (as tested) Torque 241Nm at 4000rpm; 440Nm at 1750-2750rpm (as tested) Transmission six-speed automatic; eight-speed automatic (as tested) Drive on-demand all-wheel drive Dimensions 4770mm long, 1890mm wide, 1705mm high (roof rails), 2765mm wheelbase Turning Circle 11.42m Ground Clearance 185mm Angles 18.5-degrees approach, 21.2-degrees breakover, 20.7-degrees departure Boot Space 545L-1625L Weight From 1745kg Towing 2000kg maximum braked; up to 150kg towball download Spare full-size alloy Fuel Tank 71L Thirst 9.3L/100km claimed combined petrol; 7.5L/100km claimed combined diesel; 8.1L/100km as tested

Sales of SUVs are booming in Australia and while Hyundai’s Santa Fe has gone off the boil with buyers, the Korean car maker is hoping its all-new model win back those looking for a roomy SUV with dirt-road capability. We tested the entry-level Santa Fe Active (read our written review here) with the diesel engine; this is the only variant where buyers can choose from either petrol or diesel engines.


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