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2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2.4L inline-4 cylinder

Standard Engine

2.4L inline-4 cylinder
185 hp


185 hp
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds


39.5 inches

Front Headroom

41.2 inches
44.1 inches

Front Legroom

44.1 inches

If you’re in the market for a reliable family vehicle around Mascoutah or Smithton, you may be choosing between a Kia vs. Hyundai SUV. While both brands offer impressive and competitive SUV options, one of the more popular debates is between the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. Inside, each model delivers advanced performance and interior features sure to enhance your next Smithton commute. Let’s see which one comes out on top!


One of the first things you can look at when comparing these Kia vs. Hyundai SUV models is performance. In terms of engine configurations, the 2019 Kia Sorentoprovides Smithton customers with more powerful engine options over the Hyundai Santa Fe. And, with more selections comes even more available power. The Sorento and Santa Fe both feature a standard 2.4L inline-4 cylinder engine that generates 185 hp on the base model, but the Sorento’s highest configuration generates 290 hp, while the Santa Fe’s most powerful engine only produces 235 hp.

In addition, the Kia Sorento towing capacity cannot be matched, as when properly equipped it can tow up to 5,000 pounds displaying it is much more capable of tough tasks for work or hauling boats or trailers in the summer. Customers that opt for the Santa Fe will quickly find that it can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Interior Dimensions

When Trenton drivers explore the Kia Sorento interior they will notice that it offers comparable cabin space seen inside the Hyundai Santa Fe. Here are the 2019 Kia Sorento’s interior specs:

  • 39.5 inches of front headroom
  • 44.1 inches of front legroom
  • 59.1 inches of front shoulder room
  • 39.3 inches of second-row headroom
  • 56.4 inches of second-row hip room

Similarly, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers:

  • 41.2 inches of front headroom
  • 44.1 inches of front legroom
  • 59.1 inches of front shoulder room
  • 39.2 inches of second-row headroom
  • 56.3 inches of second-row hip room
2019 Kia Sorento Interior

Despite the fact that the Sorento and Santa Fe provide ample room for front and back passengers, the Kia Sorento manages to edge past the Santa Fe as it provides third-row seating for a total of seven passengers over the Santa Fe which only has available seating for five. This way, when you opt for the Sorento, now nobody gets left behind!

Test Drive the Kia Sorento in O'Fallon

Now that you’ve seen how the Kia Sorento compares to Hyundai Santa Fe, you can learn more about this popular model by checking out additional comparisons like the Kia Sorento vs. Honda Pilot or spotlight features such as the Kia Sorento towing capacity or third-row seating. And, be sure to view our inventory of new Sorento vehicles to find your favorite. When you purchase any Kia model, you can have peace of mind wherever you go with the Kia Warranty. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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