2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Kia Sorento is back for 2021 with a complete redesign and 7 models to satisfy the needs of even the choosiest of buyers. At South Trail Kia, your local Kia dealership in Calgary, we are pleased to offer a variety of 2021 Kia Sorento SUVs for you to choose from in order to find the one that is perfect for your needs. If you're in search of a Kia Sorento in Calgary, we're sure to have it! If you're hesitant about the 2021 Kia Sorento redesign, we've detailed all the changes below and even compared it to its nearest competitor, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe in order to help put your mind at ease. Keep reading to find out more.



The 2021 Kia Sorento


First things first, we mentioned 7 model choices on the 2021 Sorento which are as follows: LX, LX+, LX+ V6, Black Line V6, EX, EX+, and SX. In terms of power and fuel economy, the LX and LX+ get 185 horsepower and 11.2 L/100 km city with 9.0 L/100 km highway whereas the others get 290 horsepower and 12.3 L/100 km city with 9.5 L /100 km highway. The LX and LX+ also offer seating for 5 while the rest can accommodate 7. Engine options include the 2.4 L 4-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC with 178 lb-ft of torque on the LX and LX+ and the 3.3 L V6 24-valve, DOHC with 252 lb-ft of torque. Your choice of transmissions include the 6-speed automatic and the 8-speed automatic. These are the major mechanical differences between the models.



What sets the Sorento apart is having the Dynamax All-Wheel Drive come standard on all models to keep you confident on any road condition. The Drive Mode setting allows you to adjust power delivery, transmission shift points, and steering feedback to give you the driving experience you desire. You'll also stay safe with available safety features such as Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, the Lane Keep Assist System, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and the 360 degree camera monitoring system.


The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


On the other hand, the Hyundai Santa Fe has 4 model options: Essential, Preferred, Luxury, and Ultimate. They tend to be largely the same with slightly more features added on the higher up you go. Unlike the Sortento, All-Wheel Drive is available, not standard. Engine choices appear similar on the standard offering of the 2.4 L Gasoline Direct Injection 4-cylinder with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque and the available 2.0 L Turbocharged GDI with 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The bonus of the 2.0 L Turbo engine is that models are equipped with a full trailer package with 3,500 lb of towing capability.




HTRAC All-Wheel Drive comes with Intelligent Drive Modes like Comfort, Smart, and Sport to allow you to choose the traction distribution and alter transmission mapping, power distribution, throttle responsiveness, and stability control settings. The Santa Fe is also equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies to ensure you're in control and comfortable behind the wheel at all times.


Trust in Kia's "Power to Surprise" and choose the 2021 Kia Sorento for your next SUV from South Trail Kia. Go ahead, book a test drive with us today!

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