Compare Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Kia Sorento

Compare the Hyundai Santa Fe against the Kia Sorento. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Santa Fe stacks up against the Sorento in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Santa Fe or Sorento. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 Kia Sorento
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 Kia Sorento
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr 2.0T Sport
  • FWD 4dr 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int
  • FWD 4dr GLS
  • AWD 4dr 2.0T Sport
  • AWD 4dr 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr GLS
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr Limited
2WD 4dr I4 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4-GDI LX
  • AWD 4dr I4-GDI LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4-GDI EX
  • AWD 4dr V6 LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 EX
  • AWD 4dr I4-GDI EX
  • AWD 4dr V6 EX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SX
  • AWD 4dr V6 SX


MSRP $24,700 $23,150  
Invoice $23,728 $22,370
Avg. Paid $20,102 $19,068

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 7.9  
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.4
Performance 7.5 7.3
Interior 7.5 7.4
Cost to Own 8.9 8.9
Safety 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Santa Fe Sport’s generous cargo space
  • Santa Fe Sport’s excellent fuel economy
  • Straightforward UVO infotainment system
  • Dull navigation graphics
  • Cramped third row in Santa Fe
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped second row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy



Body Style Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle  


Wheelbase(in) 106.3 106.300  
Length, Overall (in) 184.6 183.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 74.200
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 67.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional  
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3459 3605  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.0 142.500
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.200
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 59.300
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 56.300
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.200
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.700
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.900
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71.5 72.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.4 37.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional  
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 181 @ 4250 169 @ 3750
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 35.8 35.700


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.000


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.