Compare 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2022 Kia Sorento

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2022 Kia Sorento
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Calligraphy AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD 21 28 $40,257 $42,250
Santa Fe Calligraphy FWD 22 28 $38,828 $40,750
Santa Fe Limited AWD 21 28 $38,543 $40,450
Santa Fe Limited FWD 22 28 $36,923 $38,750
Santa Fe SE AWD 22 25 $27,351 $28,700
Santa Fe SE FWD 25 28 $25,732 $27,000
Santa Fe SEL AWD 22 25 $29,065 $30,500
Santa Fe SEL FWD 25 28 $27,446 $28,800
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EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX FWD N/A N/A $34,247 $35,490
Sorento LX AWD 23 25 $30,292 $31,390
Sorento LX FWD 24 29 $28,555 $29,590
Sorento S FWD N/A N/A $31,257 $32,390
Sorento SX AWD 22 27 $38,285 $40,090
Sorento SX FWD 22 29 $36,566 $38,290
Sorento SX Prestige FWD 22 29 $39,337 $41,190
Sorento X-Line EX AWD 22 27 $37,819 $39,190
Sorento X-Line S AWD 23 25 $33,187 $34,390
Sorento X-Line SX Prestige AWD 22 27 $41,247 $43,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,257
$34,247
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,250
$35,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$592 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe makes premium gains with hybrid and turbo-4 power and a Palisade-like interior. The 2022 Kia Sorento throws wild styling pitches, but swings for the efficiency fences with a plug-in hybrid version.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
28 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 53
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.6
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 189
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 110.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.4 12.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 38.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.1 75.5
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)
12 12
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)
12.8 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4076 3999
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 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
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
311 @ 1700 311 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
277 @ 5800 281 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.32
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.22
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.22
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.62
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.43 3.43
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
7.4 7.1
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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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2022 Santa Fe available; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $319 per month
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 48 months
2022 Kia Sorento
  • 2022 Kia Sorento available; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $309 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 48 months
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