2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Kia Sorento

MPG (City / HWY)*

  21 / 28

Cargo Space

  38.8 cu.ft.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

MPG (City / HWY)*

  18 / 25

Cargo Space

  13.5 cu.ft.

2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Serving Gainesville, Toccoa, and Jefferson, GA

Crossover SUVS attract a lot of buyers because they are roomy, versatile and convenient. Two leading contenders are corporate cousins: The 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. These two SUVs share much in common, including similar dimensions and features. In general, Kia vehicles offer more luxury than their Hyundai relatives. You can decide for yourself by driving both. The ultimate decision might depend on your need for passenger seating or cargo space.

Powertrain

The 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe both offer the same 3.3-liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. However, only the Sorento offers additional choices: A 2.4-liter I-4 with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0L turbo-4 with 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. All the cars come with a 6-speed automatic transmissions. The V6 vehicles also share the same 5,622-pound gross vehicle weight rating and 5,000-pound towing capacity. Both makes are available in FWD and AWD configurations.

Dimensions

The Kia Sorento has a slightly smaller exterior than does the Hyundai Santa Fe, which has a greater overall length and larger wheel base. The Sorento is a bit wider, and both have identical heights. The Kia is a little heavier, weighing in at 4,343 pounds versus 4,178 pounds for the Santa Fe. The Kia Sorento has more front and rear leg room, more rear headroom and more passenger space – 154.2 cubic feet versus 146.6 cubic feet. Both have the same-size gas tank, 18.8 gallons.

Features

There are a few feature differences between these two vehicles. The Kia Sorento is available with two or three rows, whereas the Hyundai Santa Fe is three-rows only. The Sorento is a fine choice for those who don’t normally chauffeur around six other occupants, as the two-row version offers much more storage capacity. Another distinction, without much difference, is the UVO infotainment system on the Kia is similar to the Blue Link system on the Hyundai. An engine immobilizer is standard Sonata equipment but not available on the Santa Fe.

Our local Gainesville Kia dealership will be happy to arrange a test drive of the 2018 Sorento. You’ll love this SUV and appreciate our customer-centric service that puts your satisfaction ahead of all else. Stop in today!


* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.