Hyundai Santa Fe 2020 price and spec: More safety and style for updated SUV

Hyundai’s Santa Fe has undergone a mild makeover for the 2020 model year, with a new safety system and updated alloys rounding out the changes. 

The good news is that pricing remains the same across then range, with the Santa Fe family still kicking off with the $43,000 for the Active Auto with a 2.4-litre petrol engine, or $46,000 with the 2.2-litre diesel (147kW, 440Nm). 

That car still offers on-demand four-wheel drive, as well as 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, cloth seats, power windows front and rear and a 3.5-inch TFT  screen in the driver’s binnacle.

The safety package on the Active still includes six airbags, the usual traction systems, blind-spot monitoring, AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, active cruise control, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

New for 2020, though, is the inclusion of Hyundai’s Rear Occupant Alert, which alerts a driver if they’ve inadvertently left a child or pet in the backseat. The car senses the use of the rear doors, and so when parked, the car will sound a chime and flash a warning onto the TFT screen to “check rear seats”.

The Santa Fe then climbs to the Elite trim (still $54,000), which is offered with the diesel engine only, and remains unchanged from the MY19 vehicle. 

As such, it still adds leather seats, puddle lights, a smart key and an 8.0-inch screen with navigation to spec of the Active. The stereo is better, too; now a 10-speaker system with digital radio. You also get dual-zone climate control, a cooled glovebox and rain-sensing wipers.

Finally, the Santa Fe still tops out with the Highlander trim level, which is unchanged at $60,500. New for 2020 is are new machined-faced 19-inch alloy wheels

Elsewhere, though, the specification is unchanged from MY19, with more suede and wood in the cabin, LED fog lights, active headlights, wireless phone charging, a head-up display, heated and cooled front seats, heated window seats in the back, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Santa Fe is on sale now.