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KIA SORENTO VS HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Kia Sorento for Sale

 

The crossover SUV segment is great for drivers who want to drive an adaptable, efficient vehicle that's prepared for everything from a grocery run to a cross-country road trip. Drivers in the Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, areas have a new-car decision to make between two spacious, capable, and highly efficient crossover SUVs.

The 2019 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe discussion has already started, so the automotive experts at Feldman Kia wanted to help our drivers make an educated decision on their next vehicle. Continue reading to discover which of these crossover SUVs suits your driving lifestyle best.

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Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Engine & Fuel Efficiency

Kia Sorento PerformanceBefore we dive into how the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe differ and why we enjoy driving them, we'll talk about their shared commonalities-engine type, horsepower, torque, and EPA-estimated fuel economy. Take either vehicle just about anywhere without wondering about where the gas station is located.

Trafficked city streets and long stretches of backroads aren't an issue for the 2019 Sorento or Santa Fe thanks to their well-built 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engines. You'll feel 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque when you press the accelerator pedal and have an even better time knowing that your car gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 city/29 highway/25 combined MPG.*

Go from Point A to Point B and maybe even Point C on a single tank of gas.

Sorento vs Santa Fe: A Battle Between Interior Dimensions

Both vehicles provide plenty of room for your passengers to dance and sing along to their favorite music on the next family vacation. However, you'll see below why the 2019 Sorento has an edge over the Santa Fe when it comes to cargo and passenger space.

 

Kia Sorento

Hyundai Santa Fe

Passenger Capacity

7

5

Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)

73

71.3

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)

154.2

110.7

 

Additionally, storage space in the Kia Sorento is abundant and versatile thanks to two configurable rear rows. You'll get less variability with one rear row in the Hyundai Santa Fe as well as have some difficulty packing that last suitcase in with a slightly smaller cargo area.

Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Advantageous Seating

We all try to keep a new vehicle spotless for as long as we can-a few months for some of us and years for others. That being said, the Kia Sorento is a family car and kids are messy. Kia took this into account while they were jotting down ideas for the seating in the 2019 Sorento.

Strap the kids in and sit down to find cloth seats treated with YES Essentials®, a fabric treatment to buffer your Sorento from orange juice spills, grease stains, or really anything you can throw at it. Although you won't find the same design touch on the cloth seats in the Hyundai Santa Fe, both crossover SUVs have split-folding rear seats to make transporting a variety of goods easy.  

Which Crossover SUV Will You Choose?

At Feldman Kia, we know that our Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe comparison guide displays both vehicles as efficient and wonderfully designed. However, our experts think that drivers around the Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, areas will appreciate what the Kia Sorento brings to the road.

The best way to understand the robust offerings of the 2019 Kia Sorento is to get behind the wheel. Once you find a Sorento trim that you think will fit your family's daily driving habits, we welcome you to come down to schedule a test drive.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition. These estimates reflect EPA's revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.