When potential buyers come into the Classic Kia Carrollton to look for their next, or first crossover SUV, they often feel a bit overwhelmed at all of the available options. A comparison of the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe should help customers winnow down their choices. For the current model year, the 2019 Kia Sorento picks up a new transmission for its top engine option as well as a few subtle changes to the exterior elements. To be sure, there are a few common threads between the Kia and Hyundai vehicles, but the advantages demonstrated by the Sorento that should put it on the top of a lot of buyer’s must-see lists. The 2019 Kia Sorento is available right now at Classic Kia Carrollton. Customers can schedule a test drive today with a Classic Kia product expert by calling, 866-559-8140.
The 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe share a fairly similar suite of standard technology. Both automakers make an infotainment system that is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Buyers interested in the 2019 Sorento will have at least one important advantage over those who choose the 2019 Santa Fe – interior space. Of the two crossover SUVs, only the new Sorento offers three rows of seating with room for up to seven passengers. On the other side of the equation is the 2019 Santa Fe with two rows of seats and room for five riders. Interior cargo volume is also a major selling point for crossover SUVs. The 2019 Kia model can have its interior configured to offer up to 73 cubic-feet and the 2019 Santa Fe tops out at 71.3 cubic-feet.
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Avail. V-6 engine
At the base level, the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe use very similar powertrain platforms. Under the hood of the entry-level 2019 Sorento is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, inline four-cylinder engine, as is the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. The Sorento uses a six-speed automatic transmission on the base trim and the Hyundai crossover SUV uses an eight-speed automatic gear-changer. Powertrains in both vehicles will produce 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Classic Kia Carrollton buyers can also choose versions of the 2019 Sorento with a 3.3-liter, V-6 engine that will make 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai buyers also have an engine upgrade available, but it’s a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder with a peak output of 235 horsepower.