2019 hyundai santa fe red exterior

2019 Kia Sorento

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2019 kia sorento white exterior

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2.4L inline-4 cylinder

Standard Engine

2.4L inline-4 cylinder
185 hp

Horsepower

185 hp
5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,262 pounds
Seven

Seating

Five
39.5 inches

Front Headroom

41.2 inches
44.1 inches

Front Legroom

44.1 inches


If you’re searching for a new SUV in Raleigh, family and friends have likely recommended both the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, and for good reason! Both models bring a tough 2.4L inline-4 cylinder engine with 185 hp, but when you compare the Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe in-depth, you’ll see that the Sorento offers more passenger space, greater towing power, and more. Explore these popular Kia vs. Hyundai SUV options with Hendrick Kia of Cary before you get behind the wheel in Cary!

Kia vs. Hyundai: Performance

While the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe each offer a 2.4L inline-4 cylinder engine generating 185 hp at their base-level, the Sorento offers additional engine options which are far more powerful. The top Sorento engine delivers 290 hp, while the Santa Fe top engine only musters 235 hp.

What’s more, the Kia Sorento towing capacity is significantly higher than the Santa Fe, allowing you to haul more through Durham. When properly equipped, the Kia Sorento towing capacity reaches 5,000 pounds maximum, while the Santa Fe is only capable of pulling 1,262 pounds.

Kia vs. Hyundai: Interior Dimensions

Not only is the Kia Sorento towing capacity greater than that of the Hyundai Santa Fe, but the Kia Sorento interior is also more versatile. Seating up to seven passengers compared to the Santa Fe’s five-passenger capacity, you’ll have more space for your Apex family:

  • 39.5 inches of front headroom
  • 44.1 inches of front legroom
  • 59.1 inches of front shoulder room
  • 39.3 inches of second row headroom
  • 56.4 inches of second row hiproom

Similarly, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers:

  • 41.2 inches of front headroom
  • 44.1 inches of front legroom
  • 59.1 inches of front shoulder room
  • 39.2 inches of second row headroom
  • 56.3 inches of second row hiproom

As you can see, the Sorento and Santa Fe offer comparable second-row space, but only the Kia Sorento offers third-row seating!

Explore the 2019 Kia Sorento at Hendrick Kia of Cary

Experience the 2019 Kia Sorento’s superior performance and interior space when you contact Hendrick Kia of Cary to schedule a test drive! You can explore our full Sorento inventory while you’re here, then start a conversation with our friendly finance team to learn about the generous Kia warranty and our latest national offers and incentives.