New Hyundai Santa Fe XRT Trim is Rugged

Hyundai Santa Fe | Brownsville, TX

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a new trim level called XRT that gives the SUV a new, bold appearance that looks right at home both on and off the road.

Based on the Santa Fe SEL with the Convenience package, the Santa Fe XRT trim is available on models powered by the 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter gasoline engine and is offered with or without the HTRAC® all-wheel-drive system.

The Santa Fe XRT is targeting outdoor enthusiasts and off-road adventurers by adding dark silver front and rear skid plates that protect the SUV, black roof side rails and cross rails that make it easier to carry outdoor gear and sporting equipment, and side steps that make it easier to get into the vehicle — or wipe your shoes after a muddy hike.

It also has several XRT-exclusive visual enhancements including a matte-black grille, 18-inch dark alloy wheels, black moldings for the door sides and lower bumpers, and black mirror covers. Though it’s intended to be driven off the asphalt, the Santa Fe XRT’s classy appearance enables it to fit in wherever it goes.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT has already begun arriving at dealerships across the United States. Visit Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas, for a closer look at what could be your next ride.

Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona Bring Home KBB.com Awards

If you’re shopping for a new or used car, you know that the guides at Kelley Blue Book are essential research tools. This year, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona – both the traditional and electric versions – got the revered publication’s stamp of approval at the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.

“It is an honor to receive Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards for the Kona, Kona Electric and Santa Fe, demonstrating Hyundai’s commitment to developing a range of product offerings that deliver great customer value,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital planning for Hyundai Motor America.

Considering that the Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand’s best-selling SUV in the U.S., it’s not surprising that it has fans in the media. It drove home with the award for Best 2-Row Midsize SUV. The newer Hyundai Kona won in the Best Subcompact SUV category, and the 2020 Kona Electric conquered the general Best Electric Car segment.

It’s not easy to win a KBB.com award. The site’s team tests vehicles over a year period, watches customer reviews, and examines its signature 5-Year Cost to Own numbers to determine which new models are the best choice for American drivers. At the beginning of the process, analysts were looking at more than 300 cars, and then they narrowed the list down to a few dozen options before choosing the final Best Buys for 16 segments.

If you’re ready to drive home with a real winner, contact the team at Tipton Hyundai for more information on the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona.

WardsAuto Names 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe to 10 Best Interiors List

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is turning heads on the road – and not just with its exterior design. Named one of the 10 Best Interiors list by WardsAuto, the 2019 Santa Fe is ready to impress with its interior comfort and versatility. 

To be considered for this honor, vehicles are judged on aesthetics, comfort, fit-and-finish, material quality, and ergonomics. The Santa Fe made it proudly to the list thanks to its incredible interior comfort and innovation. As Christie Truett, senior editor of Wards, says, “It has better materials and fit-and-finish, plus a more progressive interior design, than some competing midsize CUVs costing thousands more.”

The Santa Fe boasts luxurious style in details like contrast seat stitching while the three-dimensional instrument panel looks luxurious and improves convenience.

The Santa Fe’s interior has room for up to five passengers, allowing for ample seating and cargo versatility thanks to a standard 60/40 split-folding and reclining bench seat in the second row. The Santa Fe XL also offers more seating (up to seven passengers) and two rows of split-folding seats. The Santa Fe offers up to 71.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats down while the Santa FE XL offers 80 cubic feet of space with all seats down.

Tech features include a standard seven-inch infotainment display, remote keyless entry, and a crisp-clear rearview camera.  If you want to see the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe for yourself, take a look at the inventory on the Tipton Hyundai lot.