Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe
The midsize crossover class is getting more popular by the year, especially in Fair Lawn, NJ. People love that these vehicles are a combination between a full-sized SUV and sedan. This means that they are able to provide the cargo capacities and power outputs of an SUV and the fuel economy ratings of a sedan.
If you are in Fair Lawn, NJ and are interested in purchasing an SUV crossover, read on for a comparison between two favorites, the 2015 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe, to help you make your decision. It is important to note that, although these vehicles have some similarities, upon closer inspection, it is clear that these crossovers are very different.
2015 Kia Sorento vs 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Sorento is available in the LX, LX V6, EX, SX, and SX Limited trim levels. Backed by the reputable and affordable Kia Brand, the Sorento is perfect for families because of its roomy interior, impressive fuel efficiency rating, high tech features, athletic profile and more.
One of the Kia’s staunchest competitors is the Hyundai Santa Fe which has been redesigned for 2015. This roomy and spacious SUV will be sure to make a splash when it debuts later this year.
For 2015, the Sorento LX comes standard with a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine that delivers 191 horsepower, a 6 speed automatic transmission, and optional all-wheel drive system that includes a locking center differential.
The remaining Sorento models come equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower, six-speed transmissions, and the same optional AWD system.
The Hyundai Santa Fe, one the other hand, gives you the choice of two standard engines; a 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder engine that delivers 264 horsepower or a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine that produces 290 horsepower. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmissions and optional AWD and FWD.
According to kia.com, both the interior and exterior of the Sorento have a sports dynamic and sophisticated design element. Some other features include:
- Cruise control
- Trip Computer
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology Hands Free Connectivity
- Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
- Power windows and locks
- Air conditioning
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Comfortable seating
The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe has a new beautiful exterior that gives it an edgy look and its interior isn’t shabby either. Some of the interior features include:
- Leather steering wheel
- Sun roof
- Navigation system
The Sorento is equipped with to keep your family safe. All versions of the Sorento, except the LX, come with a reversing camera, rear park assist sensors, and blind spot monitoring system. In addition, the UVO eServices system helps enhance safety and includes a Parking Minder feature that enables you to find your Sorento in an unfamiliar city or crowded parking lot.
Because it isn’t being released until later this year, there isn’t much information available about all of the safety features of the Santa Fe. However, the most notable of these features are the seven airbags; which is more than most other vehicles. Other safety features, that are similar to the Sorento, include traction control, ABS brakes, and electronic stability control.
As you would expect, the affordable price point, available features, and revamped design puts the 2015 Kia Sorento miles ahead of its competition. Although the Santa Fe has many positive traits of its own; it is easy to see that Kia manufactured the superior crossover.