2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL vs. 2017 Kia Sorento

The crossover SUV market is crowded, and has cutthroat competition. This might be a good thing, since it means that customers will have more and better car options, but it also makes it more difficult for one to pick a car that they will actually like. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Kia Sorento are two crossover SUVs that are popular in many parts of the country. If you are wondering which one to get, there are many reasons why you would be wise to pick the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Design & Style

The 2017 Kia Sorento has a balanced design, though not very memorable. The front end is particularly nondescript, and most people would not guess that it’s a new car despite the presence of LED and DRL lights. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, on the other hand, has an eye catching exterior design with a sharp, sporty look.

Both cars have roomy interiors, as they are SUVs. However, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe offers more space than the Kia Sorento. This makes it the ideal choice as a family car. However, its interior is also reminiscent of a sedan, so any car lover would love to own and drive it even if they don’t need most of the space.

Technology & Safety

Some of the technology common to both vehicles include air conditioning, a CD player and high quality audio systems. Compared to the Kia, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has a lot more to offer, since it also has a high-end audio system, heated power seats for both driver and passenger and an optional moonroof.

Basic safety features such as airbags and ABS are present in both vehicles. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe adds a more advanced form of the traction control system, smart cruise control, lane departure warning systems and more.

Performance

Both vehicles are front-wheel-drive, and have 6-speed automatic transmission systems. The Kia Sorento has a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, on the other hand, ships with a 3.3-liter 6-cylinder engine generating 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. The Santa Fe has more power and torque, and is therefore more responsive and more capable of heavy lifting owing to the higher torque.

The Bottom Line

Given the choice between the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Kia Sorento, you would be better off with the Hyundai. The Kia Sorento does have some good points, and this is why it’s popular in some parts of the country. However, if you want a crossover SUV that has a lot to offer, it definitely does not beat the Hyundai.

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