The 2020 Kia Sorento vs The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2020 Kia Sorento vs The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

High levels of initial quality, lots of standard features, and budget-friendly pricing have made the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe, two of the most popular SUVs on the market today. Each offers buyers an exceptional "bang for their buck," and each enjoys a loyal following. While the two have much in common, they also have their own distinct personalities. Here's a rundown.



Entertainment and Technology

Base models of the 2020 Sorento and 2020 Santa Fe match up quite evenly. Both come with standard infotainment systems that feature colour touchscreen displays, Bluetooth connectivity, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Higher Santa Fe trims add a twelve-speaker Infinity Premium Audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. The Sorento offers a Harman Kardon premium audio system on its top two models.



The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe matchup fairly close when it comes to interior features. Standard creature comforts found on both SUVs include heated front seats, a 10-way, or 14-way power-adjustable driver's seat (6-way, or 8-way on the Santa Fe), and a heated steering wheel (excluding base trims on both). All but the base trim on both the Sorento and Santa Fe also come with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and wireless charging (Ultimate Santa Fe models only).



A wealth of standard or available advanced safety technologies makes the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe two of the safest vehicles on the road today. Features like Electronic Stability Control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, and Hill-assist Control come standard on all Sorento and Santa Fe models. Excluding the base LX trim, every 2020 Sorento also comes with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Blind-spot Collision Warning.



Kia produces this year's Sorento with a choice of two engines - a 2.4L 4-cylinder or a 3.3L V6. The four-cylinder engine gets linked to a 6-speed automatic, while six-cylinder models get an 8-speed automatic transmission. Every new Sorento comes with Kia's Dynamax all-wheel drive. Base Santa Fe models come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder, and front-wheel-drive, other Santa Fe trims get a 2.0L Turbo-GDI 4-cylinder engine and AWD.


Overall, the 2020 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe match up somewhat close but also have several key differences, as seen by the chart below.


The 2020 Kia Sorento                        Vs. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
$30,995.00 MSRP (Base Model) $29,199.00
Yes Infotainment System Yes
Yes Backup Camera Yes
Yes Heated Front Seats Yes
Yes Bluetooth connectivity Yes
Yes Apple CarPlay Yes
Excluding base trims Automatic Climate Control Excluding base trims
Six or eight-speed automatic


Transmission Eight-speed automatic
a 2.4L 4-cylinder, or a 3.3L V6 Engine A 2.4L 4-cylinder or 2.0L Turbo-GDI 4-cylinder


Yes - Dynamax all-wheel drive on all trims Standard All-Wheel Drive Yes, higher trims only
LED Daytime Running Lights, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hill Start Assist, impact sensing auto door unlock, rear view camera, rear parking sensors Active Safety LED Daytime Running Lights, 4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hill Start Assist
11.2 / 9.0 L Fuel Economy L/100km


12.0 / 9.2

Categories: Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe