The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2019 Kia Sorento are among the highest ranked SUVs this year for a reason. Not only are these models efficient and off-road-ready, they're also spacious and packed with some of the best features available on the market.

So, with so much to love about both models, how will shoppers in Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown choose between them? That's what we at Fred Beans Hyundai hope to help you do with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Santa Fe vs Sorento: Performance

As competitively capable SUVs, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2019 Kia Sorento have a lot in common under the front hood. Both models are standardly equipped with a 185 horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a front-wheel drivetrain.

Another thing that the Santa Fe and the Sorento have in common is their available all-wheel drive systems. These systems allow these already intuitive vehicles to take on any kind of road conditions or off-road adventures. Where these two models begin to differ is availability of this feature. In the Santa Fe, you can access all-wheel drive in every trim level, which isn't the case with the Sorento.

Santa Fe vs Sorento: Space & Comfort

Inside the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2019 Kia Sorento, you'll find more than 70 total cubic feet of cargo space. However, when it comes to passenger space, the Santa Fe excels with these dimensions:

Santa Fe


Front-Row Headroom

41.2 inches

39.5 inches

Front-Row Legroom

44.1 inches

44.1 inches

Second-Row Legroom

40.9 inches

39.4 inches

Second-Row Shoulder Room

58.3 inches

58.0 inches

Santa Fe vs Sorento: Technology

Both the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2019 Kia Sorento were designed with convenience in mind. That's why both models sport a lineup of intuitive technology features starting with touchscreen infotainment systems, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and wireless charging capabilities.

There are a few extra feature that you'll miss out on in the Sorento, though. On top of all the features that it shares with the Sorento, the Santa Fe also sports Blue Link® Connected Car Services, a hands-free power liftgate, a 360-degree Surround View Monitor, and a head-up display.

The latter feature smartly delivers all kinds of important information right to your line-of-sight. With this feature, you won't have to look away from the road because all the information you need about the speed limit, safety warnings, and more is projected right on the windshield in front of you.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2019 Kia Sorento: The Verdict

While the 2019 Kia Sorento offers a few great features, it's clear that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe comes out on top. Now that you've had a taste of what this model has to offer, it's time to take a test drive. Shoppers in Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown should give us a call at Fred Beans Hyundai today to schedule a test drive!

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