2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row): 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Fully revamped for 2019, the Hyundai Santa Fe has been reborn with more practicality, more technology and more safety equipment. Yet with a starting price that undercuts competitors and a 5-Year Cost to Own figure that none can match, the new Santa Fe also brings more of something else: long-term value.
Part of this Hyundai's value story is that it literally offers more vehicle for the money. Larger than a compact SUV but not quite in the midsize camp, the new 2-row Santa Fe touts plenty of space for five passengers and appreciable cargo room.
Beyond its extra size is just how much the Santa Fe offers under the skin. Even the least-expensive new Santa Fe - starting at just over $24,000 - packs a wealth of features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology and active safety systems like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. These systems still cost extra in some luxury cars, yet they are included in this Hyundai.
Ironically, if you want to mimic a luxury SUV, the Santa Fe can do that too, thanks to options like a potent turbocharged engine, heated and ventilated seats, Infinity premium audio system, and head-up display. No matter which Santa Fe trim you choose, you'll get a warranty that covers 10 years or 100,000 miles on the powertrain - just one more facet to this Hyundai's stellar long-term value.
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2nd Place Finisher: 2019 Subaru Outback
Practical, surefooted and rugged, the Subaru Outback was born for adventure. And its history of low ownership costs means even more funds for outdoor fun.
3rd Place Finisher: 2019 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge midsize SUV bundles a roomy 5-passenger cabin with clean design, forward-thinking technology, and agile yet compliant road manners.
Other Category Winners
- Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-Row)
- Best Off-Road SUV/Crossover
- Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-Row)
- Best Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover