Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2019 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe are driver-focused, with cabins ready for a weekend adventure or vacation with the family. When sitting down to compare the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll quickly learn why Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton drivers enjoy these cars.

The sales team at Maguire Kia has created this comparison, designed to help you find your next car. Read all about vehicle performance, interior amenities, and safety features, the things that are important to consider when buying a car.

Sorento vs Santa Fe Performance

The dynamic 2019 Kia Sorento has the power and performance for every adventure. The 4-cylinder base engine produces 185 horsepower, but it does come with an available V6 engine. This commanding V6 is capable of providing 290 horsepower, while the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine found on the Santa Fe can only get up to 235 horsepower.

Both SUVs offer all-wheel-drive. In the 2019 Sorento, that means you'll be the owner of the Dynamax™ All-Wheel-Drive system, which can monitor road and driving conditions to anticipate your every move. With this functionality, the drivetrain is able to stay one step ahead and offer better control for the road ahead.

Cabin Comforts

When it comes to the interior, both of these SUVs can make you feel at home. After all, you probably spend a lot of time in your car each week, so it's nice to feel welcomed. The 60/40-split fold-flat rear seats with recline and head restraint capability can be used to your advantage. If there are numerous bags or luggage to carry, just fold down the seats in either the Sorento or Santa Fe.

A 7-inch display screen is found in both the Sorento and Santa Fe, with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality standard. It takes just a few taps to set up your smartphone, giving you easy access to text messages, a playlist, or other available apps.

Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe Safety

Kia DRIVE WiSE, a suite of available advanced driver-assistance technologies, keeps you alert and aware of surrounding traffic and can also intervene in certain situations to avoid an accident. The system includes Lane Departure Warning, which can detect when you're getting too close to lane markers. Lane Keeping Assist can prevent you from drifting into another lane.

Blind Spot Collision Warning uses radar to detect cars in your blind spot and alerts you if needed to avoid a potentially hazardous lane change.

The Hyundai Santa Fe also comes with a range of safety features, including Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection. With both vehicles capable of providing outstanding driver assistance functionality, you'll be ready for the road ahead.

2019 Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe: The Verdict

From the driver-focused interior to the powerful performance to the helpful safety features, both the 2019 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe are ready for Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton roads. Visit Maguire Kia today to take a test drive of the 2019 edition of the Sorento to see this SUV for yourself.

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