Side by Side Comparison of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2013 Kia Sorento
You deserve a midsize vehicle that’s able to meet your many demands, be it chauffeuring your kids to school during the week or hitting the road for a much-needed weekend getaway. Crossover SUVs have become popular midsize options because of their functional size and stellar fuel economy. Select the perfect crossover that provides optimal performance, ample space and provides peace of mind with a manufacturer warranty you can trust. Consider this side-by-side comparison between the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2013 Kia Sorento.
Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento
Like the Santa Fe, the Kia Sorento offers both 4-cylinder as well as V-6 option. The 4-cylinder option averages 30 MPG HWY, just slightly more than the Santa Fe. However, drivers of the Sorento expressed concern with how underpowered the 4-cylinder engine felt. Kia does not offer a turbocharged option.
Size and Space
The interior of the Kia Sorento may not be spacious enough for everyone. The standard size offering can squeeze in up to seven passengers with the optional third-row seating. This doesn’t leave a lot of room for storage space. The Kia Sorento lags behind the cargo capacity of the Santa Fe offering only 9.1 cu. ft. of volume when the third seat is in place.