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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Kia
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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$29,390 to $42,590
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City 21 - 25 21 - 24
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 25 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Hyundai Santa Fe 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). 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 similar torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Kia Sorento, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and 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. The Hyundai Santa Fe has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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