2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Kia Sportage | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Kia Sportage Review

Picture of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

See Details & Photos
Picture of the 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$27,000 to $42,450
Get Your Price
$24,090 to $35,250
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $23,125 to $33,664
MPG - City 21 - 25 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Kia Sportage. 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 Sportage.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Hyundai Santa Fe, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Sportage, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Kia Sportage, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Sportage.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Sportage.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Kia Sportage for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Kia Sportage.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sportage. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sportage.

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