Compare the Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia SorentoWhich SUV is Right For You?

Hyundai Santa Fe

Kia Sorento

Experience the Hyundai Santa Fe Defeating the Kia Sorento in Yorkville, NY, with this Detailed Comparison

If it is an SUV great for everyday travels that you are perusing around the region for, a new Hyundai Santa Fe has specifications worth looking through. With substantial room in the front and back, the Hyundai Santa Fe can be comfortable whether you are driving, sitting next to the driver, or enjoying the ride in the 2nd row. While the choice may be easy for us, we know that drivers in the Rome, NY, area have an extensive series of SUV models to explore. So, to help you see how special the Hyundai Santa Fe is, we have comprised this comparison between the Hyundai Santa Fe and rival Kia Sorento.

What happens after you decide the Hyundai SUV is your definitive choice? You can schedule a test drive, as well as get information about Hyundai Shopper Assurance at our facilities.

Hyundai Santa FeKia Sorento
Horsepower (Net @ 6000 RPM)185185
Transmission8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC®6-speed automatic
Front Head Room (cu. in.) 41.239.5
Turning diameter37.537.5
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)71.373
Fuel Economy (MPG)29 highway / 22 city29 highway / 22 city

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia Sorento


Power gets provided on both sides, where the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento offer a standard 185 Horsepower with a 2.4-liter engine. But, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® standard, compared to the 6-speed automatic transmission that the Kia Sorento has standard.


Even though the Kia Sorento has a larger exterior design with a wheelbase of 109.4-inches to the Hyundai Santa Fe and its wheelbase of 108.9-inches, the inside of the Hyundai Santa Fe offers more head room in the front at 41.2-inches compared to a lesser 39.5-inches that the Kia Sorento offers as front head room. The Hyundai Santa Fe also has more hip room in the front than the Kia Sorento.


On each SUV, you can find a well-packed list of advanced features. Hence the Kia Sorento having Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ standard, as does the Hyundai Santa Fe; and both also have a 7-inch screen standard along with a rear view camera. If you want a premium entertainment experience, however, with the Hyundai Santa Fe, there is Infinity® Premium Audio available that has 12 speakers. The Harman/Kardon® Audio System that gets offered with the Kia Sorento has 10 speakers.

You can also find luxuries on the Hyundai Santa Fe sooner than the Kia Sorento. For example, up just one trim from the base Hyundai Santa Fe SE, you get heated front seats standard on the Hyundai Santa Fe SEL. When you go up from the Kia Sorento L to the Kia Sorento LX, heated front seats are only an available feature; and this is so for the next Kia Sorento LX V6 trim, too. Another standout feature that the Hyundai Santa Fe offers is an 8.5-inch full-color Heads-up Display to receive navigation efficiently.


If state-of-the-art safety features are a primary requirement when SUV shopping near Utica, the Hyundai Santa Fe can make your selection simple. Smart Cruise Control with stop and start is standard on the Hyundai Santa Fe, where the comparable feature is standard on higher trims in the Kia Sorento lineup. The Hyundai Santa Fe generously outweighs the competition regarding the standard safety feature category. Some of the other amenities each Hyundai Santa Fe has is Lane Keeping Assist, Safe Exit Assist, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

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If you want a modern-styled SUV with many advanced driver assist and safety features, buyinga new Hyundai Santa Fe near Manlius is for you. Discover all of the boxes that the Hyundai Santa Fe checks off your want list by visiting our Hyundai dealership serving the Oneida, NY, area today. We can look into available Hyundai specials; and with your finance pre-approval completed, you can head into our Finance Center and get started easily.