Gray 2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento

Silver 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

When you need a spacious family SUV around St. James, you’ll have a hard time finding a better choice than the 2019 Kia Sorento. To show you why so many choose the Sorento, we compared it to a top competitor. Weigh the Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe for yourself to find the right fit for your family.


Both vehicles sport a standard 2.4L inline-4 cylinder engine rated at 185 hp, which is plenty for the average Jefferson City commute.If you’re looking for something that can tow or keep a good pace on the highway, however,

  • The Sorento’s top engine produces 290 hp.
  • The Santa Fe’s most powerful engine only produces 235 hp.

Speaking of towing, the Sorento towing capacity is significantly higher than that of the Santa Fe.

  • When properly equipped, the Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds around Springfield.
  • The Santa Fe can only tow 1,262 pounds.
Silver 2019 Kia Sorento in the city

Interior Dimensions

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 hiproom

Similarly, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has:

  • 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 hiproom

2019 Kia Sorento three row seating

They look pretty close, right? The big difference is that only the Kia Sorento interior has third-row seating! If you only need to seat 5, maybe the Santa Fe is the way to go, but if you want more room — or might be expecting another kid in a few years — the Kia Sorento is simply the better fit.

Test Drive the Kia Sorento in Rolla

With plenty of interior space for passengers and seating for up to seven, along with more engine power and a substantially greater towing capacity, we think the choice is clear.

Now that you’ve compared Kia vs. Hyundai SUVs, contact us at Kingdom Kia, located near Springfield and Jefferson City, to schedule a test drive of any of our in-stock Sorento models or Sorento lease deals. Compare the Kia Sorento LX vs. EXKia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander, or the Sorento vs. Chevy Equinox before you visit to find out if an upgraded model is right for you.

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