Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Kia Sorento

vs.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2.5L 4cyl

Engine

2.5L 4cyl
191 HP

Horsepower

191 HP
24 city / 29 hwy*

Fuel Economy

25 city / 28 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

Affiliated with the same parent company, the 2021 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe share a similar platform. Imported from South Korea, both SUVs come with three rows of seating and lots of convenient amenities that are designed with families in mind.

Performance

Producing up to 281 net horsepower, a 2.5 L turbocharged engine propels the 2021 Sorento. Employing the CVVT technology during combustion, the I-4 powertrain cranks out 311 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 RPM and higher tachometer speeds. When revolving at 4,000 RPM, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe’s 2.5 L turbo engine also creates such a peak torque output. However, this four-cylinder powertrain offers slightly less horsepower. Both SUVs take advantage of the Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) mechanics for optimum output at relatively low tachometer readings. Both turbocharged engines are also linked to the Idle Stop and Go functionality for maximum fuel economy. The 2021 Kia Sorento online test drive is available with an AWD system that has the Torque Vectoring design. Analyzing real-time road conditions, a transfer case controls the torque that flows into the front and rear wheels through a center-locking differential. Featuring the Lock Mode, the all-new AWD system is mated to a dual-clutch transmission system. Kia Fort Walton Beach will explain the advantages of this advanced gearbox that comes with a wet-type clutch. Incorporating the SHIFTRONIC design, the 2021 Santa Fe’s transmission system also has a dual-clutch configuration. Both midsize SUVs get up to eight different gear speeds from the advanced DCT system. Additionally, the Hyundai model offers the HTRAC AWD, which isn’t as dynamic as the Sorento’s AWD with the Lock Mode. Nevertheless, both three-row models have the Drive Mode Select for maximum efficiency, power or comfort. When it comes to durability, both vehicles are covered by a powertrain warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles.

Technology

The 2021 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe offer a 10.25-inch touch screen with highly intuitive controls. You could access the latest UVO Link services inside the Kia model. For instance, this patented digital suite comes with the Find My Car, Connected Routing and Roadside Assistance. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant also allow you to remotely manage the UVO Link infotainment system through simple voice commands. Similarly, the 2021 Santa Fe offers the Blue Link packages with a host of smartphone-friendly features. Both midsize SUVs have wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay portals. The 2021 Kia Sorento at Kia Fort Walton Beach also boasts a dozen speakers that are made by Bose. Also consisting of 12 speakers, the Santa Fe’s audio system is produced by Harman Kardon. Both three-row cars offer a digital instrument display that measures 12.3 inches wide. You could take the Kia Sorento online test drive to explore the Supervision Meter Cluster LCD interface. Additionally, Kia Fort Walton Beach will explain how to utilize the Smart Key technology for this 2021 model.

Safety

The Kia Sorento at Kia Fort Walton Beach earns the Top Safety Pick certification from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The Hyundai Santa Fe also receives this important safety label from the IIHS. Both midsize SUVs offer a multitude of crash-prevention technologies, such as the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. You could try other advanced active safety features during the 2021 Kia Sorento online test drive. For instance, the Leading Vehicle Departure Alert encourages you to drive at a proper speed behind another automobile. Kia Fort Walton Beach advertises the 2021 Sorento’s Blind View Monitor and Surround View Monitor for all-around awareness. These three-row vehicles have the Driver Attention Warning to discourage distractions on the road. Additionally, these family-friendly models have the Safe Exit Assist, which warns the rear passengers about vehicles that approach from the side.

The 2021 Kia Sorento at Kia Fort Walton Beach is available in five models. Contact us for information on this midsize SUV that has three rows of seating.


*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.