Compare 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Kia Sorento

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
2017 Kia Sorento
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Limited 3.3L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $32,883 $34,950
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $34,508 $36,700
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $37,017 $39,400
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,642 $41,150
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $29,335 $30,800
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $30,978 $32,550
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $36,753 $38,700
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,397 $40,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic 20 28 $30,054 $31,700
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 26 $31,690 $33,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic 20 27 $34,542 $36,500
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic AWD 19 24 $36,178 $38,250
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic 21 27 $24,370 $25,350
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic AWD 20 26 $26,024 $27,100
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 19 25 $31,791 $33,500
Sorento EX FWD 20 27 $30,083 $31,700
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 25 $33,285 $35,100
Sorento EX V6 FWD 18 25 $31,577 $33,300
Sorento L FWD 21 28 $24,705 $25,600
Sorento LX AWD 21 25 $27,638 $28,700
Sorento LX FWD 21 28 $25,896 $26,900
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 25 $29,899 $31,000
Sorento LX V6 FWD 18 25 $28,157 $29,200
Sorento SX V6 AWD 17 23 $38,163 $40,600
Sorento SX V6 FWD 18 25 $36,470 $38,800
Sorento SXL V6 AWD 17 23 $43,078 $45,900
Sorento SXL V6 FWD 18 25 $41,385 $44,100

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Kia Sorento: Compare Cars

The 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport serve slightly different parts of the crossover SUV market. That's because the Sorento offers a third-row seat and a 2016 redesign makes it larger. The two come closest when outfitted with five-passenger seating. In this guise, they compete with the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, and even the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Add that third row to the Sorento, however, and it competes with larger vehicles like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

Both models serve families well, with a nice balance of comfort, space, and value. Using our new rating system, the Sorento scores a 7.2, the Hyundai a 7.3—so it's a close battle. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,883
$31,791
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,950
$33,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The restyled 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks sharp, inside and out. We can't help but wonder what the model could do with a slightly improved powertrain lineup. The 2017 Kia Sorento stays true to its high-value roots, but it's grown up in refinement and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.6 146.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 56.4
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 59.1
Third Leg Room (in)
30.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
44.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 66.3
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)
64.1 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.9 38.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.5 38.8
Brakes
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
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3997 4004
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 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)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 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 1.92
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 2.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.65 4.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Kia Sorento
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.0
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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