2019 Hyundai Santa Fe  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#62 of 2019 SUVs

#132 of all 2019 vehicles


The Santa Fe, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2001, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Hyundai Santa Fe packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. The Santa Fe has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.7%.

We estimate that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.048% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4827%, meaning the average driver has a 0.048% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4827% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9262Dodge JourneyMitsubishi OutlanderKia SportageHyundai TucsonFord MustangHyundai Santa FeSubaru OutbackFord FusionKia SorentoFord EscapeJeep CherokeeVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 92. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is safer than the 2019 Dodge Journey and the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander and less safe than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the 2019 Ford Escape, the 2019 Kia Sorento, the 2019 Ford Fusion, and the 2019 Subaru Outback. It is about as safe as the 2019 Kia Sportage, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2019 Ford Mustang.

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