2023 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

2023 Kia Sorento


2023 Hyundai Santa Fe




191 hp / 281 hp


191 hp / 281 hp
Kia Drive Wise

Safety Suite

Hyundai SmartSense
10 years / 100,000 miles


10 years / 100,000 miles

Cargo Space

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2023 Kia Sorento

At Kia of Chattanooga, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of Kia vehicles in all shapes and sizes, designed to match just about every budget and lifestyle! If you’re looking for a robust new SUV to give your Cleveland commute a serious upgrade, look no further than the new Kia Sorento. This mid-size crossover features powerful performance specs, a roomy interior cabin, and the latest safety features thanks to Kia Drive Wise technology. But how does the Kia Sorento stack up to key competitors like the new Hyundai Santa Fe? If you’re stuck deciding between a Kia vs. Hyundai SUV, check out the comparison guide below from Kia of Chattanooga!



Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia Sorento: Interior Dimensions

Interior space is usually one of the most important factors that prospective drivers consider when shopping for a new SUV, and the Kia Sorento takes the lead when it comes to size. While both crossovers boast spacious interior cabins, only the Kia Sorento offers a third row of seats–while also featuring more cargo room! Here are the full Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento interior dimensions:

2023 Kia Sorento Interior Dimensions 

  • First / second / third row headroom: 40.3 / 39.1 / 36.8 inches
  • First / second / third row legroom: 41.4 / 41.7 / 29.6 inches
  • First / second / third row hiproom: 55.6 / 55.1 / 42.5 inches
  • First / second / third row shoulder room: 41.4 / 41.7 / 29.6 inches
  • Cargo volume behind first / second / third rows: 75.5 / 45.0 / 12.6 cubic feet

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Dimensions 

  • First / second row headroom: 41.2 / 39.0 inches
  • First / second row legroom: 44.1 / 41.7 inches
  • First / second row hip room: 57.5 / 56.3 inches
  • First / second row shoulder room: 59.1 / 58.3 inches
  • Cargo volume behind first / second rows: 72.1 / 36.4 cubic feet

Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe: Safety Features

Another key factor that SUV drivers consider when shopping for a new ride is safety, particularly those looking for a family-friendly vehicle. While the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe both come with features like Forward Collision Assist and Safe Exit Assist, only the Kia Sorento comes with the following extra capabilities:

  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Leading Vehicle Departure Alert

Hyundai vs. Kia: Warranty and Performance

When it comes to keeping your ride protected on the Dayton roads, you can’t go wrong with either of these SUVs–the Hyundai warranty and Kia warranty is identical! They both offer 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage, so you can hit the streets with peace of mind.

You’ll also find identical performance specs for the Hyundai Santa and Kia Sorento towing capacity, engine power, fuel economy, and transmission. Here’s what you’ll get as a standard engine no matter which SUV you choose:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 191 hp / 181 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD or AWD available
  • 26 MPG combined (FWD) / 24 MPG combined (AWD)
  • Towing capacity: 2,000 pounds
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Discover the New Kia Sorento at Kia of Chattanooga!

Interested in testing out the Kia Sorento towing capacity, safety features, or anything else? Contact our office to set up a test drive! We’ll take care of everything and get you out on the Ringgold, GA roads in no time. You can also contact us or check out our model research to learn more about the Sorento and the other vehicles in our lineup.


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