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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Santa Fe, 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). The Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento. 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 the same turning radius as the Kia Sorento, so they both maneuver the same 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
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.

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

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2018 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,850 - $41,300

2019 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $25,990 - $46,490
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City MPG: 17 - 18 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 22 - 25 24 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,382 - $38,782 $24,990 - $43,847

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.