2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Kia Sorento Exterior Driver Side Front vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Passenger Side Front

The midsize crossover segment is nearly as expansive as the midsize sedan segment. There are dozens of options to choose from, but we want to make the shopping experience a bit less stressful for you by helping you narrow down your decision. We’ve decided to compare our favorite midsize crossover to one of its biggest competitors, by pitting the 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe.

In order to make this comparison, we’ve built the table you see just below. It’s filled with a few of the most important specifications to take into consideration when shopping for a midsize crossover like these. We thought we’d work our way through the table row by row to help illustrate the similarities and differences of the two crossovers.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

21 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 19 mpg
290 HP Horsepower 290 HP
4,101 lbs. Curb Weight 4,169 lbs.
154.2 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 146.6 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Sorento

Starting with the first row, we looked at fuel efficiency, as that’s one of the most important aspects in any vehicle regardless of segment. As you can see, this is one specification in which the Kia Sorento has a leg up, as it gets two extra miles to the gallon. That’s not a massive advantage, but over time you will certainly save a bit of change at the pump.

The second row looks at power, in which the two vehicles are at a stalemate. While it’s not pictured here, the Sorento and Santa Fe also offer the same exact torque, at 252 pound-feet. The only reprieve for either vehicle is depicted in the third row, which shows the Kia Sorento weighs 68 pounds less than the Santa Fe. Once again, that’s hardly noticeable, but it is an advantage as it means the Sorento needs less power.

Finally, space is one of the most important aspects in any utility vehicle, especially one that’s meant to transport so many passengers. Your friends and family will have an extra 7.6 cubic feet of space to stretch out and get comfortable in inside the 2018 Kia Sorento, which is a huge advantage! If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Hometown Kia!