2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Though the sheer volume of vehicles that it produces nowadays isn’t as much as some of its other rival nations, South Korea’s two model brands – Kia and Hyundai – have quickly found themselves at the top of the automotive heap. Young professionals, growing families and adventure junkies have all flocked to these two brands because of the prospects of top-tier performance, comfort, innovation and efficiency all in the same beautiful package. It’s because of this that we want to introduce you to the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, both of which are high-ranking members of the mid-size SUV class. They both have much to offer, all of which is sure to please anyone who steps behind the wheel – but how well do they match up with one another?

With a maximum payload capacity of 1,537 pounds (which dwarfs the 1,138 pounds promised by the 2019 Santa Fe), the 2019 Kia Sorento certainly makes a strong argument for itself right off the bat. Join Kia of Attleboro today as we see what each of these industry frontrunners can do!

2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe in comparison image

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
$25,990 Starting MSRP $25,500
3.3-liter V6 / Up to 290 horsepower Largest Available Engine / Horsepower Output 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline 4 / Up to 235 horsepower
Seven Passengers / 73 cubic feet Maximum Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume Five Passengers / 71.3 cubic feet
22 miles per gallon city / 29 miles per gallon highway City and Highway Fuel Economy Ratings 22 miles per gallon city / 29 miles per gallon highway

Test drive the 2019 Kia Sorento at Kia of Attleboro near Providence RI

Both the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe are adventure-ready, with each offering a strong and capable All-Wheel Drive system, as well as smooth-shifting automatic transmissions. You might be drawn to the 2019 Santa Fe’s available wireless smartphone charging, as well as its Heads-Up Display, but for a more comprehensive and safe driving experience, there’s no debate that the 2019 Sorento holds an upper hand. It features a premium Harman/Kardon® surround audio system, as well as UVO infotainment, both of which are more advanced than what the Santa Fe can offer. Plus, with the following driver assistance features (which come to you as part of Kia Drive Wise™), the 2019 Sorento has every base covered when it comes to your peace of mind: 

  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist 
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Low/High Beam Assist
  • Park Distance Warning Forward and Reverse
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Many more!

Because of all this, maybe it should come as no surprise that the 2019 Kia Sorento has been acclaimed as the “Highest Ranked SUV in Initial Quality” for the second year in a row – if you want to see more of what it’s capable of, feel free to contact our Kia of Attleboro team today. We can get you inside for a test drive at your earliest convenience!

Front view of 2019 Kia Sorento parked on snowy terrain
Second row of seats inside 2019 Kia Sorento
Front two seats and steering wheel of 2019 Kia Sorento
Rear view of black 2019 Kia Sorento silhouetted on sky at sundown