The welcoming 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are driver-centric SUVs loaded with plenty of interior amenities. When comparing the 2019 Santa Fe vs. 2019 Sorento, it's easy to see why these SUVs are so well-liked by drivers throughout Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

The Maguire Hyundai sales team has put together this comparison to help you find your next SUV. Continue reading to learn more about vehicle performance, interior amenities, and safety features, the things that matter when you're looking for a car.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento Performance

Your next adventure in the 5-passenger Hyundai Santa Fe can begin today. It all starts with what's under the hood. In the Santa Fe, you'll have a 4-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing 185 horsepower. There's also an available turbocharged 4-cylinder which is more powerful and is able to deliver 235 horsepower. You'll find the latter to be a better option if you do a lot of highway driving.

The Kia Sorento features a similar base engine: a 4-cylinder which produces 185 horsepower. Much like the Santa Fe, it also features an available powerful engine, which is a sporty V6.

Both SUVs feature all-wheel-drive capability. In the 2019 Santa Fe, that means the HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive system, which brings power to the wheels with the best traction. You can also lock in the torque-split for continuous 50/50 power between the front and rear axles.

Interior Amenities

When it comes to the interior, both the Santa Fe and Sorento are capable of making you feel at home. After all, we do spend a lot of time in our cars, so it's nice to be comfortable. Use the 60/40-split fold-flat seats with recline and head restraint capability to your advantage. If there's more cargo to carry, these seats can be folded down in either SUV.

A 7-inch display audio system comes standard in the Santa Fe, as does Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The 2019 Sorento also comes with a 7-inch screen, along with this smartphone capability. It takes just a few taps to set up your smartphone, for simple access to text messages, your playlist, or other available apps.

Hyundai vs Kia: Safety Features

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are both stocked with safety features designed to protect you, those in the car with you, and even others on the road.

The Santa Fe features:

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Drive Attention Warning

These safety features are constantly working together to alert you to any potential issues on the road. The Kia DRIVE WiSE suite of safety features includes Blind Spot Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and available Forward Collision Warning. Similar to the Santa Fe, these features will alert you to various concerns while driving.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento: The Verdict

Comparing the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia Sorento, it becomes clear that these cars offer outstanding performance, a long list of interior amenities, and forward-thinking safety features to Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre drivers.

Contact Maguire Hyundai today and take a test drive of the Santa Fe to see this SUV in action for yourself.

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