2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2018 Kia Sorento

In a rush to acquire an SUV that offers both space and luxury, Springfield, Pennsylvania car buyers often are torn between going for the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Kia Sorento. Both offer quite a deal of great styling, safety and techy features, but there are those nuggets that make the Santa Fe tower above the Sorento. Find out what these features are:

Design & Style

Both SUVs made their debut on the current exterior styling on the 2016 models, with the Kia fixing a semi-prominent grille on the front end, highlighted by the LED lighting at its corners. The look tends to be a bit bluff but better than previous versions. Its interior is neatly done with controls wrapped cohesively by the dash, though some of them seem placed higher than what users are accustomed to.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has maintained its mature 2017 front-end mild makeover. The front bumper, 6-side grille and the LED fog lights exude an attractive face. Its proportions front-back is great and the dash on its interior is both user friendly and sleek – large knobs for more frequent uses. It scores among the best on cargo space, even as a 3-row SUV.

Technology & Safety

Safety is the one thing that all SUV buyers unapologetically look out for when doing a purchase. Both the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Hyundai Sante Fe score exceptionally on crash tests. Lower trims of the Kia however score poorly on headlight tests, something that is unseen with the Hyundai.

If you are looking for an SUV that offering outstanding tech features, you may want one with a dual-zone climate system, Bluetooth connectivity, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, power passenger screen, blind spot monitoring and hands-free tailgate. Such are the features of the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.


Sorento pushes out 185 horsepower through the 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. The 6-speed shift may however be criticized for having to overcome a slight turbo lag before revving up to smooth acceleration. Though the 2018 Sorento is a powerful machine, you may prefer Santa Fe off-road.

The only downside to the Santa Fe is its weight. It tows a weight of 4000 pounds without passengers or cargo, but does so relatively easily on a 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Fuel economy is a strongpoint for the SUV as the electric power steering gives you the option of choosing among economy, normal and sport modes. You are better placed handling the 2018 Santa Fe.

The Bottom Line

It is clear that you will have a better ride with the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe in comparison with the 2018 Kia Sorento. Kia has done well in styling its new Sorento. However, anyone looking to score with style performance, and safety all in one car should go for the Santa Fe. Its powerful picking characteristic, its tech features and wonderful exterior are the reasons why the market tilts towards Hyundai Santa Fe.

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If you desire to experience the comfort and smooth ride offered by the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, you can do a test drive with us at Springfield Hyundai. You can also call us in advance to book a Santa Fe drive appointment now.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.