|2014 Hyundai Santa Fe||2014 Kia Sorento|
|25 MPG||Hwy Fuel Economy||26 MPG|
|147 ft³||Passenger Volume||107 ft³|
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2014 Kia Sorento
Out of all the segments in the automotive market, the mid-size crossover class is gaining a great deal of popularity as the vehicles are a cross between a full-sized sedan and a full-sized SUV, meaning that the vehicles are able to deliver fuel economy ratings similar to the sedans on the market, as well as power outputs and cargo capacities similar to some of the larger SUVs out there. Two popular mid-size crossovers are the Santa Fe and the Sorento, which seem to be similar from the outside, but a closer look at the interior capabilities of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2014 Kia Sorento shows that the crossovers are actually extremely different.
It all starts with the seating capacities. The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is capable of seating up to seven passengers, while the 2014 Kia Sorento is only able to accommodate five. Since the Santa Fe takes on an extra two seats, it boasts a larger passenger volume than the Sorento. The extra seat also makes it seem as if the Sorento has a larger cargo capacity, but when the flat-folding third-row seat of the Santa Fe is collapsed, the crossover provides nearly 41 cubic feet of space, which is larger than the Sorento’s 37-cubic-foot cargo capacity. The cargo capacity of both vehicles can be further expanded by folding down the second-row of seats, but once again, when the seatbacks are collapsed, the Santa Fe offers the larger cargo capacity of 80 cubic feet.
Superior Power in the Hyundai Santa Fe
The differences between the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento don’t end at interior capabilities. The powertrains of both crossovers are also extremely different. Since the Santa Fe is able to take on two additional passengers, it offers a more powerful base engine. The Santa Fe comes standard with a 3.3-liter V6 capable of producing an output of nearly 300 horsepower. The Sorento on the other hand, can only be equipped with a four-cylinder that struggles to break 200 horsepower. Even with the added power, the V6 of the Santa Fe is able to produce fuel economy ratings that are quite similar to the four-cylinder of the Sorento. On the highway, the powerful V6 is able to achieve up to 25 mpg, which is only one mile per gallon less than the 26 mpg rating of the Sorento.
As you would expect, the superior capabilities of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe do come with a bit of a price increase, but as with all cars, you get what you pay for. When comparing the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2014 Kia Sorento, it’s easy to see that the Santa Fe is the superior crossover. If you’re interested in finding out more about the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, be sure to get in touch with the experts at Phillipsburg-Easton Hyundai. The 2014 Santa Fe is in stock at the dealership and the experts are prepared to help Phillipsburg, NJ and Easton, PA residents to get behind the wheel of the spacious, powerful and efficient crossover SUV.