2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Kia Sorento

When looking at the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Kia Sorento, drivers have many questions, like, "How do these two vehicles compare when it comes to engine power and safety features?" To help the people of Greensville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount, NC, we created this helpful vehicle comparison.

Read below to see how these two vehicles measure up. For more information, please contact us at Pecheles Hyundai.

Santa Fe Sport vs Kia Sorento: Interior Space

At first glance, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport and Kia Sorento might seem like they're similar, but their interiors couldn't be more different. The attractive styling of the Santa Fe Sport makes it easy for drivers to find the controls they're looking for, along with comfortable accommodations like soft touch surfaces and premium build materials. In the front row, you'll find 39.6 inches of headroom, while the Kia Sorento offers only 39.5 inches.

However, in the second row, both vehicles supply 39.4 inches of legroom, which is good for their class.

Engines & Performance

Both the Kia Sorento and the Santa Fe Sport come standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower. This engine also comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system for smooth gear shifts and quick acceleration. There's also an available 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for select models. This engine packs in 240 horsepower and comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

However, in terms of handling, drivers might find that the SHIFTRONIC® technology inside the transmission of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport gives it additional responsiveness and a lively drive experience. The Kia Sorento doesn't have SHIFTRONIC.®

Santa Fe Sport & Sorento Safety Features

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers a wide variety of standard and available safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. There's also available Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start, Lane Departure Warning, Dynamic Bending Light for help with seeing around curves at night, and auto-leveling headlights.

All this technology and more helped the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earn a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2017 model was also named a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK.

The 2017 Kia Sorento was also given a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and named a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK.

Learn More

As you can see, there's a lot that the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport have in common and a lot that sets them apart. To help you learn more about these vehicles, it's important to take each one out for a test drive. You can schedule a test drive with the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport at Pecheles Hyundai. Our team can help you explore all the optional and standard features of this vehicle so you can be sure you're making the right decision.

You can save time at the dealership and get pre-approved for an auto loan by completing an online finance application. In just a few minutes, you can see how much car you can afford at Pecheles Hyundai, serving drivers from Greensville, Wilson, Rocky Mount, NC, and beyond.

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