2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#57 of 2019 SUVs

#127 of all 2019 vehicles


The Santa Fe XL, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2001, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Santa Fe XL has offered Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 XL 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 XL has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% 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 3.6%.

We estimate that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0471% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3793%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0471% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3793% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9768Chevrolet BlazerHyundai Santa Fe XLKia SedonaKia SorentoNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PilotSubaru AscentToyota HighlanderFord EdgeDodge DurangoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 97. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is less safe than the 2019 Kia Sedona, the 2019 Kia Sorento, the 2019 Nissan Murano, the 2019 GMC Acadia, the 2019 Dodge Durango, the 2019 Ford Edge, the 2019 Toyota Highlander, the 2019 Subaru Ascent, the 2019 Honda Pilot, and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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