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.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
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.
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.
With similar torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.
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.
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.
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sorento.
Compare the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2014 Kia Sorento.
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MSRP*: $29,800 - $35,450
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MSRP*: $24,100 - $40,100
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 1.61%||As low as 7.44%|
|City MPG:||18||18 - 20|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 25||24 - 26|
|Seating Capacity:||6 - 7||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$28,396 - $33,347||$23,255 - $37,655|
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