2024 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2024 Kia Sorento Review

Picture of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $33,950 to $48,300
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Picture of the 2024 Kia Sorento

2024 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $31,990 to $47,390
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 27 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 79.6 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 277 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 4,500 lbs 2,000 - 4,000 lbs
Exterior Length 190.2 in 189.0 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 44.4 in
Rear 42.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.1 in
Rear 39.6 - 40.6 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sorento. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
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.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is about the same width as the Kia Sorento. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Santa Fe takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sorento.

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.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Sorento, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.