The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Delivers a Fresh Design for a New Year

For close to two decades, the Hyundai Santa Fe has served as a favorite for drivers in search of an affordable and dependable mid-size SUV. More than a million and a half Santa Fes have taken to the road since the year 2000, carrying countless drivers and passengers to all of the places they need to go.

With the 2020 Santa Fe, Hyundai is gearing up to win people over for another twenty years. Receiving a thorough redesign, the newest version of this popular mid-size model delivers a winning combination of performance, safety, features, and affordability. If you're searching for your next SUV in St. Charles or Aurora, you owe it to yourself to visit Gerald Hyundai and experience everything this new model has to offer.

A New Design Full of Value-Driven Features

The first thing many Batavia drivers will notice about the 2020 Santa Fe is how different it looks compared to its predecessors. The new model enjoys an all-new chassis design that gives it a sleeker look that's more firmly "SUV." This redesign extends to its interior, where the driver and passengers alike are bound to enjoy the new model's extra legroom.

We're also willing to bet they'll have few complaints about the Santa Fe's rich selection of standard and optional equipment. Every Santa Fe model, from the base level to its highest trim, comes equipped with Hyundai's SmartSense safety suite as a standard feature. This safety collection includes technology like forward collision assist, blind-spot collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alerts, smart cruise control, and more. Base-level Santa Fe's also come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.

And if you choose to invest in some of its more higher trim models? Some of the Santa Fe's optional features include all-wheel drive, a wireless smartphone charger, heated seating, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a premium Infinity audio system, and more. You can even get a surround-view monitor system that lets you inspect the area surrounding your vehicle before you start driving.

Solid Engine Options with Improved Emissions Technology

One area where the Santa Fe might feel familiar to Elgin and Naperville drivers is under the hood. The Santa Fe model offers a 2.4-liter inline and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, both of which have made appearances in recent-year models. The 2.4-liter powertrain can get up to 185 horsepower with a 178 pounds-feet of torque. The turbocharged engine, meanwhile, can achieve a robust 235 horsepower with 260 pounds-feet of torque.


Just because these engines are familiar, however, doesn't mean they're identical in every way. The Santa Fe utilizes a new electric variable valve-timing system that improves the overall efficiency of the fuel you're using. That allows it to burn cleaner and produce fewer pollutants and emissions. That's certainly something to keep in mind if you're an environmentally conscious driver.

Would You Like to Know More About the 2020 Santa Fe?

If you're curious about everything the Santa Fe has to offer, get in touch with the sales team at Gerald Hyundai in North Aurora, IL. We can tell you everything you need to know about this exciting new SUV. This includes explaining why it was named SUV of the Year by the Texas Automotive Media Association. We can also show you other highlights from our inventory of new Hyundai models. We have a lot of excellent options here that we'd love to show you.

Research the Differences Between 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Trim Levels

Do you like the new Hyundai Santa Fe? Do you think that it's the right midsize SUV for you and your family? If you know that you want to finance or lease the Hyundai Santa Fe from your North Aurora Hyundai dealer, you'll have one more decision to make. You'll need to choose a Hyundai Santa Fe trim level, and there are five for 2020.

You can see the different trim levels listed in our new inventory. However, our team makes it easier by breaking down the differences for our Santa Fe shoppers near Aurora. By reading through the distinct characteristics of each SUV trim level, you can decide which one you'd like to finance before leaving your home in nearby Naperville to come to North Aurora and tour our Hyundai showroom.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Every trim selection starts with the base package. For the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, the starter trim is the SE, which sets the foundation for the remaining trim levels for this midsize SUV. If you choose the entry-level SUV trim level, you'll get everything that comes standard on the newest Hyundai Santa Fe in the areas of design, technology, safety, and performance. Here's an overview of the Hyundai Santa Fe SE:

Performance and Efficiency: The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine cranks out 178 pound-feet of torque, 185 horsepower, and 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. It gets 29 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city with front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive comes available on every trim level). Additional smooth handling stems from the eight-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.

Design, Size and Tech: The midsize SUV seats five passengers with 35.9 cubic-feet behind the back row (71.3 cubic-feet in total). Those in the front will have 44.1 inches of legroom, and those rear-seat passengers will have 40.9 inches. Cloth seating is standard along with these other amenities:

  • Six-way adjustable and two-way power lumbar driver seat
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Seven-inch display audio system
  • Rear View Monitor with parking guidance
  • Dual front and rear USB outlets
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

Safety and Security: As a popular option for Illinois families near Elgin, the Hyundai Santa Fe always prioritizes the safety of its passengers. In the 2020 Santa Fe SE trim level, you'll see the truth of this based on the driver-assist safety technologies that come at no additional cost. These include:

  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL

A step above the starter SE trim is the Santa Fe SEL option. This trim level shares the same engine, fuel economy, and towing with the base trim. However, it offers Convenience and Premium packages. While many features remain the same as the Santa Fe SE, the SEL trim level adds a handful of standard upgrades:

  • Door handle welcome lights
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Shark fin roof antenna
  • Eight-way power driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Blue Link® Connected Car Service
  • Seven-inch TFT LCD multi-information display
  • Proximity key entry with push button start
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T

The main difference between the SEL and SEL 2.0T is the engine. The Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T upgrades to the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that gets 235 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It also hauls more cargo with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds despite losing a couple gallons on fuel economy (20 mpg city/27 mpg highway). A few features that were optional on the SEL trim level become standard on the SEL 2.0T:

  • Parking Distance Warning - Reverse
  • Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert
  • LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights
  • Side mirrors with LED turn signals
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Roof side rails
  • Hands-free smart liftgate
  • Leather seating
  • Eight-way power front passenger seat
  • Rear side-window sunshades
  • 12-speaker Infinity® premium audio system
  • Wireless device charging
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror and LED interior lights

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

This luxurious trim level elevates many areas of the Hyundai Santa Fe. It builds off everything that was added to the Hyundai Santa Fe SEL 2.0T. However, this version of the Limited drops back down to the starter four-cylinder engine. North Aurora shoppers who select the 2020 Santa Fe Limited will unlock pathways to the most sought-after amenities such as:

  • Surround View Monitor
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Heads-up Display
  • Eight-inch touchscreen with navigation
  • Heated rear seats
  • Integrated Memory System for driver seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Four-way power lumbar driver seat

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T

The final option in the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe trim lineup is the Limited 2.0T. Like the Santa Fe SEL trim, the engine shifts from the 2.4-liter four-cylinder to the 2.0-liter turbo option to boost the SUV's potential for towing, horsepower, and engine torque. The difference in powertrain is the only characteristic that distinguishes the Limited and the Limited 2.0T. The standard design, in-car technology, and safety features that you found in the Santa Fe Limited remain the same in the Limited 2.0T.

Get an Up Close Look at Hyundai Santa Fe Trim Levels in North Aurora

Which Hyundai Santa Fe trim level did you like the most? If you're still unsure which one meets your family's needs, schedule time for a test drive and chance to discuss these five options with our Hyundai sales team, serving families near Batavia. Before coming to North Aurora to take the Hyundai Santa Fe for a spin down Hansen Boulevard, check out eligible offers on new Hyundai SUVs like the Santa Fe. If a new SUV is out of your price range, Gerald Hyundai also sells pre-owned Santa Fe models.

Keep researching Hyundai Santa Fe trim levels online to find out which one is right for you and your family. Then reserve an afternoon to visit Gerald Hyundai, serving St. Charles, and take this midsize SUV on a short trip around North Aurora.

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