Compare 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2016 Kia Sorento

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2016 Kia Sorento
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AWD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $34,090 $36,250
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $30,603 $32,150
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $32,465 $34,500
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door SE 18 25 $28,960 $30,400
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.0T 18 24 $31,267 $33,000
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.4 19 25 $25,626 $26,700
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.0T 19 27 $29,620 $31,250
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.4 20 27 $23,964 $24,950
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AWD 4-Door 2.0T EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento AWD 4-Door 2.0T EX 19 25 $31,230 $32,900
Sorento AWD 4-Door 2.0T SXL 19 25 $39,195 $41,700
Sorento AWD 4-Door 2.4L LX 21 26 $27,165 $28,200
Sorento AWD 4-Door 3.3L EX 17 23 $32,164 $33,900
Sorento AWD 4-Door 3.3L LX 17 23 $29,425 $30,500
Sorento AWD 4-Door 3.3L SX 17 23 $37,699 $40,100
Sorento AWD 4-Door 3.3L SXL 17 23 $40,680 $43,300
Sorento FWD 4-Door 2.0T EX 20 27 $29,522 $31,100
Sorento FWD 4-Door 2.0T SXL 20 27 $37,502 $39,900
Sorento FWD 4-Door 2.4L L 21 29 $24,232 $25,100
Sorento FWD 4-Door 2.4L LX 21 29 $25,423 $26,400
Sorento FWD 4-Door 3.3L EX 18 26 $30,456 $32,100
Sorento FWD 4-Door 3.3L LX 18 26 $27,683 $28,700
Sorento FWD 4-Door 3.3L SX 18 26 $36,006 $38,300
Sorento FWD 4-Door 3.3L SXL 18 26 $38,987 $41,500

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,090
$31,230

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,250
$32,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$604 / month
$548 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is geared toward big families with a strong V-6 and loads of features, but third-row seat space is slim, and safety scores are absent. The 2016 Kia Sorento grows a little bit larger, and grows up a lot.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

146.6 146.4

Second Hip Room (in)

55.4 56.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.4 59.1

Third Leg Room (in)

31.5 -

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 39.3

Third Hip Room (in)

44.1 -

Passenger Capacity

6 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.6 58

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 44.1

Third Head Room (in)

35.7 -

Front Hip Room (in)

56.7 56.7

Third Shoulder Room (in)

53.9 -

Second Leg Room (in)

41.3 39.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 39.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.5 64.5

Wheelbase (in)

110.2 109.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.2 74.4

Track Width, Front (in)

64.5 64.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.3 7.3

Length, Overall (in)

193.1 187.4

Height, Overall (in)

66.5 66.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

80 73.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

13.5 38.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

40.9 38.8

Brakes

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)

11.9 12.1

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 12.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.8 18.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.9 37.3

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/55TR19 P235/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/55TR19 P235/60HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5000 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 350

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4057 4004

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

252 @ 5200 260 @ 1450

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.3 L/204 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

290 @ 6400 240 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 19

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.04 3.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.83 2.83

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.39 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.65 4.64

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Santa Fe Kia Sorento

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.8 8.0 (Est)

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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