2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Vs 2019 KIA Sorento


Safety

Both the Santa Fe and Sorento have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Santa Fe has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Sorento's child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can't know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Santa Fe SEL Plus/Limited/Ultimate are reminded to check the back seat when a sensor determines the back seat is occupied. The Sorento doesn't offer a back seat reminder.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Santa Fe has a standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Sorento doesn't offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Santa Fe SEL/Limited/Ultimate has standard Blue Link, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it's stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Sorento doesn't offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you're involved in an accident and you're incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Santa Fe and the Sorento have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive and around view monitors.

Warranty

The Santa Fe's corrosion warranty is 2 years and unlimited miles longer than the Sorento's (7/unlimited vs. 5/100,000).

Engine

The Santa Fe 2.0T's standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 8 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 252) than the Sorento's optional 3.3 DOHC V6.

The Santa Fe's 2.2 turbo diesel produces 5 more horsepower (190 vs. 185) and 144 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 178) than the Sorento's standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Santa Fe's 2.2 turbo diesel produces 70 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 252) than the Sorento's optional 3.3 DOHC V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Santa Fe AWD with its standard engine gets better highway fuel mileage than the Sorento AWD 4 cyl. (21 city/27 hwy vs. 21 city/26 hwy).

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Santa Fe's engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn't accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Sorento doesn't offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Suspension and Handling

The Santa Fe has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Sorento's suspension doesn't offer gas-charged shocks.

The Santa Fe has a standard automatic load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Sorento doesn't offer a load leveling suspension.

Chassis

The Hyundai Santa Fe may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 200 pounds less than the Kia Sorento.

Cargo Capacity

The Santa Fe 2.2D's cargo area provides more volume than the Sorento.

 

Santa Fe

Sorento

Behind Third Seat

11.6 cubic feet

11.3 cubic feet

Ergonomics

The Santa Fe Ultimate has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver's line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Sorento doesn't offer a heads-up display.

The Santa Fe's standard side window demisters help clear frost or condensation from the side windows in the winter. The Sorento doesn't even offer side window demisters, so the driver may have to wipe the windows from the outside to gain side vision.

The Santa Fe Ultimate's standard GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Sorento's navigation system doesn't offer real-time traffic updates.

Recommendations

The Hyundai Santa Fe outsold the Kia Sorento by 34% during 2017.

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