Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Kia

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2017 Kia Sorrento are two popular vehicles with buyers in the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim area. In fact, thanks to their comparable price point and feature availability, they make for a superb vehicle comparison.

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing either one of these vehicles, then you’ve got to check out our 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Kia Sorrento vehicle comparison now, then schedule a test drive of your favorite at your local dealership.

Since Hyundai and Kia are sister brands, it’s no surprise that the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2017 Kia Sorrento are built with the same base engine. Both vehicles are equipped with a 2.4L I-4 engine that produces up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Both powerful and providing excellent fuel economy, the engine is powerful and fun to drive.

However, that’s really where the performance similarities end with these two vehicles. While the Kia Sorrento is meant for fun on the road, the Santa Fe Sport is designed for a more active driver. With the all-wheel drive drivetrain, the vehicle makes it easy for you to explore the off-road areas around Anaheim, Long Beach, and Cerritos without losing traction. With the turning diameter of 35.8, compared to the Sorrento’s 36.2, you’ll have an easier time taking those curves and turns at full speed.

Another major point of difference between the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2017 Kia Sorrento is in the list of standard and optional features the vehicles have to offer. The Sorrento is a bit more of a starter vehicle, while the Santa Fe Sport offers quite a few optional features that make life a little more interesting.

Features like a sun/moon roof with power tilt and sliding features, fog lamps, keyless start, a luggage rack, rear parking aid, and power liftgate are all available on the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, but not in the 2017 Kia Sorrento.

While it might seem like these aren’t important features, things like automatic dual-zone climate control, an on-board hands-free communication systems, HD Radio, a premium sound system, heated and cooled seats, and a power driver and passenger seat might be important to you. None of these are available in the 2017 Kia Sorrento at all.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is an extremely rewarding vehicle to drive, and thanks to the multitude of options it has to offer, you’ll be able to tailor the vehicle to your lifestyle. Get a closer look at the vehicle at your local Hyundai dealer near Anaheim, Cerritos, and Long Beach.

Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore at Cerritos Auto Square has a huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Hyundai vehicles for you to choose from in a convenient online inventory. Check it out not, then schedule a test drive of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.