2019 Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

Two midsize SUV models - the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe - have risen to the top of their category. To help drivers near Nixa, MO determine which of these vehicles is right for them, the experts at Youngblood Kia have written the following comparison guide.

In this breakdown, we're looking at the Kia Sorento LX V6, starting at $31,290 MSRP, and the Hyundai Santa Fe SEL Plus, starting at $29,800 MSRP. After reading about the Sorento and Santa Fe differences, you can get in touch with the team at our Kia dealership in Ozark, MO online or by calling (866) 825-9532.


The 3.3L engine that powers the 2019 Sorento makes zero compromises. While the Santa Fe's 2.4L configuration is perfectly capable, it can't stack up to the Kia Sorento. Whether you're in the middle of your commute or seeking out adventure, this powertrain is built to adapt to your lifestyle.

Kia Sorento LX V6


Hyundai Santa Fe SEL Plus

3.3L V6


2.4L I4

290 HP


185 HP

252 lb.-ft.


178 lb.-ft.

Up to 3,500 lbs.

Towing Capacity

Up to 2,000 lbs.


The versatile cabin space of the Kia Sorento gives this SUV a distinctive appeal to busy families. Additionally, the Sorento is equipped with impressive features that you won't find in the Hyundai Santa Fe. Upgrades unique to the 2019 Sorento include:

  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • 40/20/40 sliding and auto-folding 2nd-row seats
  • 50/50 split-folding 3rd-row seats
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto de-fog system
  • Interior accent illumination

2019 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe Interior


While either of these SUV models will keep you and your family connected and entertained on the road, there are a few features that you can only enjoy if you opt for the 2019 Sorento. Tech that you won't find in the Santa Fe SEL Plus includes:

  • UVO play with 7-in. touchscreen display
  • Smart shift and drive

2019 Kia Sorento Infotainment screen


Drive smarter with the suite of safety technology included in the 2019 Sorento. Both of these models are equipped with adaptive features to provide you with peace of mind behind the wheel, but our experts agree that you'll feel more in control behind the Sorento. You can expect the following features in the Kia SUV:

  • Rear camera display
  • Blind spot collision warning
  • Rear cross traffic collision warning
  • Available reverse park distance warning

2019 Kia Sorento blind spot detection demo

2019 Kia Sorento Models near Nixa, MO

If you're ready to learn more about the 2019 Kia Sorento, take a look at our Sorento model hub. Youngblood Kia has a wide variety of Sorento trims currently available in our new inventory, so scroll through and find your favorite model. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call (866) 825-9532 or use our contact form and a Youngblood representative will be happy to help!

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