Deciding on a vehicle for your adventures around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is an exciting process. There's a lot to consider from fun colors, technology, and what engine will get you through your day. The Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe will likely be two models on your list.

Pitre Kia is here to help you with your decision. This Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe comparison pits these two SUVs against each other to see which SUV is right for you.

Performance and Fuel Economy

There's no shortage of power when you look under the hoods of the Kia Sorento or the Hyundai Santa Fe. Both offer two different engine options to choose from. In fact, the engines are pretty similar.

The standard engine under the hood of both vehicles is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which generates 191 horsepower. Both offer a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with an impressive output of 281 horsepower for a bit more power.

Where the two differ is when it comes to fuel economy. The Hyundai Santa Fe's standard engine has an EPA-estimated 25 city/28 highway MPG. Even though it's the same engine, the Sorento offers better fuel efficiency in the city with an EPA-estimated 24 city/29 highway MPG.*

Interior Comforts and Seating

Who doesn't want to be comfortable when they're on the go? Whether you're going to the store or heading out on a road trip, comfort amenities let you travel longer and enjoy every ride.

Both SUVs offer seating for at least five people. However, the Sorento has room for up to seven! More space also means more overall cargo room. The Sorento has a maximum of 75.5 cubic feet of cargo volume compared to the 72.1 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Santa Fe.

For an extra bit of style and comfort, both SUVs also offer available leather-trimmed seating and even ventilated seats for the first row. This keeps you cool even when it's quite hot out!

Exterior Style

What you see first when you look at a car is its outside. You get a sense of what the vehicle is like and who the driver is.

The Sorento and the Santa Fe will certainly make a good impression. Both offer an array of colors to choose from, like whites, grays, or blues. The Sorento, however, gives you a few more options, including:

  • Aruba Green
  • Passion Red
  • Ebony Black

While both SUVs can head off the beaten path, only one comes equipped for it on the outside. The Sorento offers front and rear skid plates in a stylish black gloss finish. The Santa Fe has skid plates as well, but they're only on one trim instead of several for the Sorento.

See how the Kia Sorento compares to the Toyota Highlander in this comparison!

Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Which Is Right for You?

There's no arguing that the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Sante Fe are great choices for drivers looking for an SUV. However, when it comes down to it, the Kia Sorento's fuel economy, interior amenities, and exterior features make it stand out as the superior ride.

Want to experience the Sorento for yourself? Drivers around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, NM, can browse our website and pick out the Sorento model that's right for them and test drive it at Pitre Kia. All you have to do is give us a call today!

 

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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