2019 Kia Sorento L FWD

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.4L Auto FWD

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2.4L inline-4 cylinder

Standard Engine

2.4L inline-4 cylinder
185 hp


185 hp
5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,262 pounds



You may think that all family SUVs are the same, but Grosse Pointe drivers know the difference. That’s why we’re comparing some crucial specifications of the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe to find out why the Sorento proves to be the better option.

Kia vs. Hyundai SUV: Performance and Towing Capacity

Grosse Pointe drivers will be surprised to see powerful engine options of the 2019 Sorento next to the 2019 Santa Fe. The Sorento and Santa Fe both have a standard 2.4L inline-4 cylinder engine that generates 185 hp on the base model, the Sorento’s top engine produces 290 hp, while the Santa Fe’s most powerful engine only produces 235 hp.

Additionally, the Kia Sorento towing capacity is also significantly higher than that of the Santa Fe. When properly equipped with the Kia Sorento Tow Package, the Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Santa Fe’s towing capability tops out at 1,262 pounds. You can learn more about the towing capacity of the 2019 Sorento lineup.

2019 Kia Sorento on the road

Interior Dimensions

The Kia Sorento interior has enough room for passengers of all sizes and resembles specs you’ll find in the cabin of the Hyundai Santa Fe. For instance, both models offer 44.1 inches of front legroom and 59.1 inches of front shoulder room.

Despite the fact that both models enable passengers in the first and second rows to sit comfortably, only the Kia Sorento has third-row seating so you can bring your entire family and friends along for the ride. While many models attempt to have enough space to squeeze in more seats, the Sorento offers seating that just as spacious for its maximum of seven passengers when compared to the Santa Fe’s standard five-passenger seating.

2019 Kia Sorento seating

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When it comes to down to Kia vs. Hyundai SUVs, the 2019 Kia Sorento wins with ample 3rd-row seating along with more engine power and a substantially greater towing capacity. And to ensure your family vehicle is protected, be sure to add on our generous Kia warranty.

Contact Jeffrey Kia — we’re located near St. Clair Shores and Sterling Heights, and we’ll be happy to let you take a test drive in a new Sorento.

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