2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Kia Sorento: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$26,275 to $39,575
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $25,247 to $37,617 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 20 - 22 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sorento, with comparable head- and legroom. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sorento.

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
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Kia Sorento.

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