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Orange 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe parked by some water.

Where can I find video overviews of all 2020 Hyundai models?

2020 Hyundai Model Review Video Compilation

Curious about the quality of the 2020 Hyundai model lineup? These unbiased YouTube review videos below should ease any qualms that may infest the corners of your brain. Check out the below videos analyzing each of the main 2020 Hyundai models, all of which are now available here at Pohanka Hyundai. Whether you’re after a hatchback, sedan, or SUV, Hyundai has got you covered with a quality machine! Continue reading

A woman enjoys the spacious cargo area of a 2018 Hyundai Tucson with her dog.

How does the Hyundai hands-free auto liftgate work?

Hyundai Hands-Free Auto Liftgate FAQs and Guide

One sweet feature of the latest Hyundai models is the hands-free auto liftgate. Having debuted in 2015, this gizmo ups the convenience of other automatically-opening hatches by not requiring the user to actually do anything besides stand there.

Unlike other brands that make users awkwardly wave one their feet underneath or even (gasp) press a physical button, the hands-free auto liftgate from Hyundai simply senses when the vehicle’s key is in its vicinity for three seconds and then opens automatically.

But as with any new technology, users have a lot of questions. Read on below for some answers to common ones regarding the Hyundai hands-free auto liftgate. Continue reading

Interior of a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. There is no third row in sight.

Does the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe have 3rd row seating?

2020 Santa Fe Seating Capacity and Interior

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts many positive qualities that have driven droves of admirers to the figurative feet of this midsize SUV. Not least of all, it’s a great value, boasting a starting price less than most others in its class at not just the start, but both ends of its trim range.

The “midsize” designation has left many prospective buyers wondering, however: does the 2020 Santa Fe have three rows of seats?


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No, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with two rows of seats in every incarnation. Those in need of three rows in their vehicle should turn instead to the all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade, a model which just debuted for this current year.

In the past, Hyundai offered a three row Santa Fe XL. However, this model’s existence has now been co-opted by the release of the Palisade.

2020 Hyundai Palisade Seating and Interior

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade also enjoys the honor of being an acclaimed midsize SUV. With its three rows, it boasts seating for up to eight people, while still granting plenty of legroom to all. Everyone will be kept happy as well with tons of cupholders and USB ports.

The vehicle also boasts a sizeable volume of cargo space. The interior is elegant, and the ride is smooth and balanced, resulting in optimal comfort. The whole package is powered by a standard V6 engine loaded with plenty of strength. Overall, this is a well-rounded machine, one that gifts buyers a lot of content for the money.

Santa Fe Interior and Seating

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has seating for up to five in its comfortable interior. Users laud the abundance of passenger space, along with the high-quality environment. There’s plenty of room for adults all around, and the rear seats even recline as an added bonus. The cabin is attractive and outfitted with high-end materials.

How much cargo space is in the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe still manages to boast solid cargo space for a two-row machine: it gets 35.9 cubic-feet behind the second row, and 71.3 cubic-feet with the rear seats folded.

Right side of 2020 Hyundai Sonata, viewed from the front in a stylized manner.

Is the 2020 Hyundai Sonata AWD?

All-Wheel Drive Capability of the 2020 Sonata

While the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is not an SUV, many consumers find themselves wondering if it can be had with power in all four of its wheels. After all, other midsize sedans like the Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima do feature the option of all-wheel drive. Does the 2020 Hyundai Sonata have AWD?


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No, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata does not offer all-wheel drive. Instead, it comes with front-wheel drive on every trim level. That being said, this vehicle is still quite a performer; it can produce up to 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Stepping up to the optional 1.6-liter four-cylinder drops that hp to 180 but raises the torque to 195 pound-feet.

Overall, though, the 2020 Sonata focuses on comfort over athleticism. The model has been fully redesigned and now features one of the nicest interiors in the class. It embodies the sultry “Sensuous Sportiness” design philosophy that Hyundai is now implementing across its brand.

Pre-Release Whispers of Sonata AWD

Before the 2020 Hyundai Sonata was released, there were rumors that the all-new model would have all-wheel drive. Jae Young Kim, the Hyundai director of product division, was asked about the possibility of an AWD Sonata in the U.S. His response?

“Yes… we are currently reviewing the need for all-wheel drive in [the US] market.”

For better or worse, the need must not have been determined to be great enough this time around.

Is all-wheel drive helpful for daily driving?

American drivers tend to value AWD because of a common perception that it is good for tackling variable road and weather conditions. While this is true, the feature is often not as useful as imagined. Snow tires, for example, are much more effective in slippery winter conditions than all-wheel drive.

All-wheel drive is handy for off-roading. However, off-roading is best done in an SUV or crossover with a high ride height. Not all consumers are into such high-flyers, which is why there continues to be such an enduring demand for midsize cars like the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

What engines are available for the 2020 Hyundai Kona?

The Kona remains the newest and smallest line of SUV models from Hyundai, having just debuted in 2017 and hit the streets in the beginning of 2018. Despite its infancy, the 2019 models won a share of top awards; both the electric and non-electric variations were the proud recipients of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award, an accolade given out each January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Hyundai Kona is the first subcompact crossover SUV to ever receive this honor. In a similar vein, the 2019 Kona took the top award for its class last year from Kelley Blue Book; this award being the aptly named Kelley Blue Book Subcompact SUV Best Buy Award.

With this in mind, it goes without saying that we’re really excited about the 2020 Hyundai Kona which has recently arrived on our dealership lot here in Salisbury. Many customers have been wondering just what is going on under the hood of this vehicle. This is why we’ve decided to compile a (rhetorical) breakdown on the engines available for the 2020 Hyundai Kona. Enjoy.


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2020 Hyundai Kona Powertrain Choices

2.0-liter MPT Atkinson Inline 4-cylinder Engine:

  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 27 miles-per-gallon in the city and 33 on the highway.
  • Comes on: SE, SEL, and SEL Plus trims.
  • 147 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm.
  • 132 lb-ft torque @ 4,500 rpm.
  • Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

1.6-liter Turbo GDI 4-cylinder Engine:

  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 28 miles-per-gallon in the city, 32 on the highway.
  • Comes on: Limited and Ultimate trims.
  • 175-horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • 195 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm
  • Available all-wheel drive, which also brings an independent rear suspension.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric

The 2020 Hyundai Kona also comes in an electric variation, which is classified as a whole different model under the name KONA Electric. This ride comes in three trims: SEL, Limited, and Ultimate. It boasts a 258-mile EPA estimated range, which is 20 more than a Chevy Bolt. The 150-kW electric motor makes 201 horsepower.

Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor (Kona EV)

  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 132 MPGe in the city and 108 on the highway
  • EPA-Estimated Range Per Full Charge: 258 miles
  • 201 horsepower
  • 291 lb-ft of torque
  • 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack

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White 2020 Hyundai Elantra cruises down a city street.

What are the trim levels and prices of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra?

2020 Hyundai Elantra Trims and Prices

The Hyundai Elantra is known for having plenty of both variety and value. This can be seen in its array of trim levels and prices. Let’s take a closer look at the prices and trims of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes in six different trim levels: SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Limited and Sport.


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2020 Hyundai Elantra SE – Starting MSRP of $19,700

The base Elantra comes with more standard driver aids and safety features for 2020. It also gets standard dual-zone automatic climate control. Other features include 15-inch steel wheels and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. There’s a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, and a rearview camera with dynamic parking guidelines. A driver attention warning keeps users alert, with standard safety also including automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.

2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL – Starting MSRP of $19,700

The SEL trim gets larger alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, and satellite radio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enable new levels of smartphone connectivity. Additional safety features include blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and rear cross-traffic alight. Automatic headlights also help.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition – Starting MSRP of $20,600

The Value Edition of the 2020 Elantra adds a sunroof, proximity lock and unlock, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, hands-free smart trunk release, and the Blue Link Connected Car System.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Eco – Starting MSRP of $21,250

The Eco trim gets, as its name suggests, a more fuel-efficient engine. This comes in the form of a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder powerplant paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This thrifty machine gets 33 miles-per-gallon in the city and 41 on the highway, while still managing to produce 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited – Starting MSRP of $22,800

The Limited trim of the 2020 Elantra gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad and an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system. It also boasts heated front seats and auto high-beam assist. The Limited Ultimate package can be added on for even more amenities.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport – Starting MSRP of $23,800

Finally, the top-level Sport trim makes some, as the name suggest, “sporty” alterations to the Limited build. The engine gets upgraded to a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The rear suspension transforms into a sophisticated multilink offering with firmer tuning. Wheels are now 18-inches in size, made of alloy, and get grippier tires along with stronger brakes. A seven-speed automatic transmission is the only shifting option.

The interior of this trim gets more sporty touches, such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel and leather-upholstered front sport seats with heating. The optional Sport Premium package brings an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, Infinity audio system, and Blue Link Connected Car services.


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Lava Orange 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Cruises down a city street.

What colors does the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe come in?

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Color Options

Boldly designed and re-imagined for the 2020 model year, the Hyundai Santa Fe continues to prove its place as the ultimate family adventure machine, whether that be the adventures of daily life or a weekend getaway. Packed with innovative safety and technology, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe makes us smile a little wider with each passing day.

The striking looks of the 2020 Santa Fe are enhanced with a multitude of tasty color options. One of the most exciting parts of getting a new vehicle, after all, is choosing the color that looks best to you. Which interior and exterior color options are available on the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe?


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No matter which trim you choose, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comes in nine different exterior color options:

  • Quartz White
  • Symphony Silver
  • Machine Gray
  • Earthy Bronze
  • Lava Orange
  • Scarlet Red
  • Rainforest
  • Stormy Sea
  • Twilight Black

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The interior colors that are available to you depend on your choice of exterior color. The three available interior colors are:

  • Black
  • Black with Beige
  • Espresso with Gray