Compare 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
2012 Kia Sorento
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AWD 4-Door I4 GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 25 $23,943 $24,925
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $25,748 $26,825
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $29,024 $30,925
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $26,701 $28,125
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 28 $22,328 $23,225
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 20 28 $25,630 $27,275
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $24,133 $25,125
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $27,443 $29,225
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $24,915 $26,225
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,530 $21,250
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 30 $24,595 $25,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,110 $24,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $31,125 $33,150
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 27 $26,205 $27,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 27 $24,495 $25,350
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $25,750 $26,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $32,720 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,943
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,925
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still a great choice for families, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has good safety scores and available V-6 power. With the right size, the right gas-mileage numbers, and the right standard features, the 2012 Kia Sorento is an easy recommendation in the crossover class.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 142.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.2 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.89 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.02 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3875 3571
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 3750 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.70
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Kia Sorento
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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