Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento

2019 Hyundai Santa FeWhat do Columbia, Irmo, and Lexington motorists find irresistible in a midsize SUV? That's a question you may be able to answer yourself after you've read our 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia Sorento comparison.

In it, you'll see how two incredibly popular vehicles in this market segment measure up to each other in more ways than one. As you compare the two, you'll have a clearer concept of which one will serve your needs best. Have any questions? Just drop us a line at Peacock Hyundai Columbia! 

Santa Fe vs Sorento: Exterior Features

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

The first quality you'll notice about the Santa Fe and Sorento is how they appear from the outside, so we'll cover that right off the bat. The Santa Fe has been fully redesigned for 2019, with an audacious cascading grille and especially narrow available LED headlamps. Taut sheetmetal lends it a muscular aesthetic. 

The Sorento matches up feature-wise: It has its own set of available LED headlamps to shine brighter and give you a more efficient, long-lasting look at what's coming ahead. Still, the Kia SUV lacks the aggressive detailing and sharp lines of the Santa Fe, making it look softer and less athletic in comparison. 

Interior & Technology Features

While the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are both midsize SUVs, the seating arrangements they offer are a bit different. The Santa Fe comes standard with seven seats across three rows, giving you plenty of space for extended family-grandparents, cousins, or whoever wants to come along for the ride.

Meanwhile, the Sorento only offers a third row as an available option. If you want that extra seating space, you'll need to upgrade before you can see it. 

These SUVs are similar when it comes to technology. For your infotainment needs, each offers a standard 7-inch touchscreen (8-inch with navigation is available). Both offer optional premium sound systems, too: In the Santa Fe, it's the 12-speaker Infinity®Premium Audio, while the Sorento uses a 10-speaker Harman Kardon®system. 

SUV Performance Specs 

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

So, what do the Santa Fe and Sorento have going on under their hoods? You'll find identical base engines in both SUVs: each one runs on a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 185 horsepower on tap-that's plenty of power for your daily driving needs. 

In fact, both engines can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. With a capacity like that, you can hitch up a trailer with a couple ATVs or jet skis and enjoy some weekend fun, your way. 

The Sorento engine pairs standardly with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the Santa Fe engine mates with a standard 8-speed transmission. What will the extra gears get you? A transmission with more gears can optimize power and efficiency better, so you'll enjoy improved performance in the Santa Fe. 

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento: Make Your Choice 

At Peacock Hyundai Columbia, we want to give shoppers across Irmo, Lexington, and Columbia every piece of information they need to choose a midsize SUV that has everything they're looking for. We hope you'll find this Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia Sorento comparison helpful as you do your research. 

As you can see, these two SUVs have many similarities. However, if you want that aggressive appearance, standard seating for seven, and more standard transmission gears, you may find the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe ideal for your needs. Schedule a test drive and find out! 

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