2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

September 20th, 2018 by

2019 Kia Sorento

Those on the hunt for a roomy family SUV would be hard-pressed to find a better option than the 2019 Kia Sorento. If you’re still on the fence, though, compare the Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe, and see which SUV feels like the better fit.


The 2019 Kia Sorento provides more powerful engine options than the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, giving Astoria drivers the choice of more available power. Both crossover SUVs have a standard 2.4L inline-4 cylinder engine that generates 185 hp on the base model. However, 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 significantly higher than that of the Santa Fe. When properly equipped, the Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Santa Fe can only tow 1,262 pounds.

Interior Dimensions

The Kia Sorento interior offers individual passenger space that’s comparable to what you’ll find in cabin of the Hyundai Santa Fe. Here are the 2019 Kia Sorento’s interior specs:

  • 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

While both front seat and second row passengers will enjoy comparable space, only the Kia Sorento has third row seating! The Sorento has room for up to seven passengers, while the Santa Fe offers seating for just five.

Test Drive the Kia Sorento in Warrenton

With ample interior space for passengers and seating for up to seven, along with more engine power and a substantially greater towing capacity, the 2019 Kia Sorento is an easy choice. Add to that the very generous Kia warranty, and you’ve got a clear winner in this Kia SUV.

Now that you’ve compared Kia vs. Hyundai SUVs, compare the Sorento vs. the Toyota Highlander. Then contact us at Warrenton Kia, located near Longview and Seaside, to schedule a test drive any of our in-stock Sorento models. When you visit our dealership, be sure to also ask about our rotating new vehicle specials, so you can drive home in a 2019 Sorento for less! We’re also proud to stock a selection of used Kia Sorentos as well, so be sure to browse our affordable pre-owned Sorento inventory.

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