2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 kia sorento vs 2018 hyundai santa fe sport

There's probably not a segment of the entire automotive industry that is as competitive as the midsize SUV. For many drivers, a midsize SUV is a Goldilocks SUV of sorts, it's not too big or too small, just right! With all this driver interest, manufacturers have tried to capitalize on this interest by flooding the market with multiple midsize SUV models, leading to a dearth of options for drivers. With so many to choose from, which stand out?

That's where we come in. We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicle models today stack up directly against one another. We find that it helps to see vital model information side-by-side to cut down on confusion. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular midsize SUVs, the 2018 Kia Sorento and 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. To see which model offers drivers more value, we're going to examine their fuel economy, power and interior space. Let's see who comes out on top!

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2018 Kia Sorento
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
24 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 24 MPG
185 HP Horsepower 185 HP
146 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 108 Cubic Feet
38.8 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Volume 35.4 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the measurements and specifics of both models, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Both offer impressive value when it comes to efficiency, power and space. However, when you look at the two side-by-side, it's clear that the 2018 Kia Sorento holds the edge over the 2018 Santa Fe Sport.

When it comes to horsepower and fuel economy, the two models are dead even. It doesn't get any closer than that! Where the 2018 Kia Sorento starts to pull away from the Santa Fe Sport is in the space department. Even though both models seat five passengers, the 2018 Sorento offers much more space for passengers as well as for luggage. It makes it even more impressive the 2018 Sorento matches the 2018 Santa Fe Sport in fuel efficiency considering how much bigger it is!

Of course, as impressive as those specifications and measurements may be, they don't matter much if the vehicle isn't also safe. Thankfully, the 2018 Sorento also comes with some of the most advanced safety features available. Safety features include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking 

  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control 

  • Blind Spot Detection 

  • Lane Departure Warning System 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sorento? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Courtesy Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 


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man using hands-free smart liftgate on 2018 kia sorento
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