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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2015 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Kia Sorento. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sorento, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Kia Sorento, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is about the same width as the Kia Sorento. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sorento.

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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,750

2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.89% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 18 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 24 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,490 - $33,626 $23,474 - $39,233

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