2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

The 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe are both reliable family haulers that bring an excellent value to their owners. Both vehicles boast some of the best prices in the crossover SUV class, while also providing formidable capability, thrifty fuel-economy, and extensive feature lists.

In many ways, these two vehicles almost seem to be looking in the mirror at one another. They do, however, differ in one key aspect: the 2019 Kia Sorento boasts three rows of seating, bringing its total capacity up to seven passengers, while only five can sit in the two rows of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

So does the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe bring anything to counter that significant benefit of the 2019 Sorento? More cargo room, or a more compact size, perhaps? Let’s take a look.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

$26,290 Starting MSRP $25,750
5 Trim Levels 5
7 Seating Capacity 5
290 Max Horsepower 235
73 cubic feet Max Cargo Volume 71.3 cubic feet
Up to 22 city / 29 highway Fuel Economy Up to 22 city / 29 highway
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 500 to 1,138 pounds
2 Engine Options 2
189” L x 74” W x 66-67” H Dimensions 188” L x 74” W x 66-67” H

Capability and Seating Capacity of the 2019 Kia Sorento

In addition to offering two more passenger spaces than the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2019 Kia Sorento offers more cargo capacity, more horsepower, and a higher towing capacity. It does it all with only one inch in additional length over the 2019 Santa Fe.

To get three rows of seating in a 2019 Santa Fe, the buyer would have to spring for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL. This latter vehicle is actually a holdover from the previous Santa Fe model and not redesigned like the standard 2019 Santa Fe. Furthermore, it has a starting MSRP of $30,950.

The 2019 Kia Sorento is the vehicle to go with if you want more strength and seating capacity at a better value. It’s perfect for big families or anytime your kids want to bring some friends along.

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Sorento near Mobile, AL

To experience the 2019 Kia Sorento for yourself, contact us today to schedule a test drive here at our dealership near Mobile, AL.