2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is Built to Last -- Just Ask Kelley Blue Book

The research and SUV valuation experts didn't mince words, either. At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, 2019 Santa Fe took home the Internet wing, KBB.com's 5-Year Cost to Own Award, sweeping its two-row mid-size SUV/crossover category.

The evaluation process behind the award is designed to help those in the market for a new SUV make a more informed buying decision by itemizing typical cost-of-ownership details and looking for the crossover brands and models with the lowest projected total for the first five years of ownership. It took into consideration factors ranging from depreciation and expected fuel costs to finance, insurance, and state fees and maintenance and repair expenses. Crunching the numbers, the new Santa Fe came out on top. We can see, then, how it earned that honor.

For one, the case can be made: it sure stands up to depreciation and minimizes maintenance and repair costs owing to a more durable design than ever before. A larger, more robust high-strength-steel chassis is just one aspect of it. The SUV's sterling safety commitment surely helps: Santa Fe standardizes many driver-assistance features, from its SE base to the Ultimate 2.0T trim at the top of the line. They range from blind-spot, rear cross-traffic, and forward collision-avoidance assistance systems to a pedestrian detector, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, and safe exit assist. Plus, a reverse parking distance warning system comes standard in Santa Fe SEL Plus and later, as does a surround view monitor in Santa Fe Ultimate and later. The takeaway: accident avoidance you can count on for the long haul.

As for low expected fuel expenses, Santa Fe makes them possible thanks to its great fuel economy. Pair select engines with a standard eight-speed auto transmission, and the crossover can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in cities like Live Oak, TX, 29 mpg down the highway to Schertz, and 25 mpg between New Braunfels and Windcrest in FWD. Mileage is still respectable with available HTRAC All-Wheel Drive, too -- up to 21 mpg, 27 mpg, and 23 mpg respectively.

Needless to say, the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is an experience. But perhaps the best way to see its low costs in action is via the finance and insurance fees route. Choose to buy or lease a new Hyundai Tucson from us here in San Antonio, TX, and there's no doubt you'll find it affordable. Our on-site auto financing department can help make your ownership dream reality, too. Just get in touch to discuss the many SUV loan and Hyundai leasing opportunities we make available. Then, when it's time to pick out your favorite from among its new Hyundai car and SUV siblings, just give us a call -- we'll be happy to schedule you for a test drive.

We look forward to seeing you here at 12908 IH-35 North!

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