Drivers around the country are choosing to bring home new sport utility vehicles due to their style and versatility. From soccer moms that want to ditch the minivan to individuals and professionals that need a vehicle that looks great and performs even better, it is no wonder why SUVs continue to become more advanced with each model year. Two popular choices for new SUV drivers are the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Before buying or leasing a new SUV it is important to research your options. Comparing performance, available features and more is a great way to see your choices side by side before moving forward. Check out the 2017 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe to see which SUV is the best option for you and your family.
Fuel Efficiency *
The last thing drivers want to do after driving off the lot in their dream car is to constantly have to pull it into the gas station. Over time, having better fuel efficiency in your vehicle can lead to more money in your pocket. So where do these two SUVs check in when it comes to fuel economy ratings? The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe delivers an 18 mpg City and 25 mpg Highway fuel efficiency, while the 2017 Kia Sorento rewards drivers with 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Both of these vehicles have a gas tank that holds roughly 18.8 gallons of fuel, meaning the Sorento is a bit more efficient when it comes to helping you get where you need to be.
You and your passengers spend nearly all your time enjoying your SUV while you are actually inside the vehicle, so it should have the features you want on the inside to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. Comparing the feature lists for the 2017 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe lets you mix and match what you want so you can build the perfect vehicle. The Sorento has an available built-in hard drive, destination download and navigation, as well as standard Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio. The Santa Fe also comes standard with a satellite radio but does not have the hard drive capability. Both have available parking assistance systems and are comparable in head, leg and hip room for drivers and passengers.
One of the main reasons for buying or leasing an SUV is for the storage space. Being able to carry around equipment is essential, which is why it is important to compare the cargo capacity of different vehicles. While you can fold back row seats down to open up space in your SUV being able to haul everything you need, and all your passengers, is the best of both worlds. The cargo capacity for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, with all seats in place, is 13.5 cubic feet. On the other hand, the Kia Sorento has 38.8 cubic feet of cargo space when all the seats are in place.
Overall the 2017 Kia Sorento is among the top-scoring midsized SUVs, according to Consumer Reports. The organization took particular notice with the Sorento’s quiet and comfortable ride. Learn more and take a test drive of the 2017 Kia Sorento by stopping by our Kia dealership to see how it compares with the Hyundai Santa Fe.
* Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.