2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento Exterior Driver Side Front Angle vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

With many 2019 model year vehicles being released across the market, we thought it might be time to pit one of ours against one of its already-released counterparts. So, with that in mind, we’ve decided to compare the 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

In order to perform this comparison, we’ve compiled a list of the most important specifications to consider when shopping for a crossover like these into the table just below. We were pretty surprised to see just how similar the two crossovers are to one another, especially considering the fact that the Sorento is a 3-row crossover while the Santa Fe is just 2-rows.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

185 HP / 178 lb-ft. Power Ratings 185 HP / 178 lb-ft.
25 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 25 mpg
73 cu. ft. Max Cargo Capacity 71.3 cu. ft.
7 Passenger Capacity 5

Advantages of the 2019 Sorento

We thought we’d go ahead and work our way through the table row by row to give you a better idea of how they fare against one another, though it clearly won’t take as long as usual considering how similar they are. In fact, the two crossovers might as well be powered by the same engine. Achieving 185 horsepower alongside 178 pound-feet of torque, they’re both plenty powerful for their segment. Additionally, they each manage to travel the same 25 miles per gallon of fuel, though the Sorento does offer a much large fuel tank meaning you’ll have to stop less often.

The second half of the table is where the differences come in. With the Santa Fe being a 2-row crossover, it’s not surprising that it’s cargo area is much larger behind the back row of seats than the 3-row Sorento. So instead, we looked at the maximum cargo capacity of each crossover, an area in which the Sorento offers an extra 1.7 cubic feet. The final row is the obvious one; with an extra row of seats, the Sorento offers an extra 2 seats for passengers.

If you’re interested in a 2019 Kia Sorento of your own, be sure to check out our inventory and schedule a test drive with us right here at Hometown Kia.