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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Kia Sorento

Features

Seating
Technology
Smartphone Integration
Engine
Horsepower
Torque
Transmission
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Complimentary Maintenance
Warranty
Starting Price
Hyundai Santa Fe SE

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Seating
5 Adults

Technology
7-Inch Display Screen

Smartphone Integration
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

Engine
2.4L 4-Cylinder

Horsepower
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Transmission
8-Speed Automatic


Fuel Economy
22/29

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Standard

Complimentary Maintenance
3 Years/36,000 Miles (Oil Changes & More)

Warranty
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Starting Price
$26,125
Kia Sorento L

2020 Kia Sorento L

Seating
7 Adults

Technology
7-Inch Touchscreen Display

Smartphone Integration
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

Engine
2.4L 4-Cylinder

Horsepower
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Transmission
6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Economy
22/29

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Not Available

Complimentary Maintenance
Only Available for K900

Warranty
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Starting Price
$26,990

LEARN ABOUT THE 2020 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

A Side-To-Side Comparison of the Santa Fe and Sorento

Hyundai and Kia are amid a sibling rivalry. And it gets intense with the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento. These two automakers have collaborated on multiple passenger vehicle platform designs in the past. While the Santa Fe and Sorento are built on different platforms, they share several similarities that make it difficult to choose between these well-equipped crossover SUVs.

So – which one offers the best bang for your buck? That is what we’ll explore today. In the information below, we’ll compare the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. We’ll provide an overview of what’s new for 2020, the trim levels and power options offered, interior technology and connectivity features, and of course, the driver-assisted safety.

Ultimately, we’ll articulate why the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has been awarded the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award, which you can see up close at Brandon Hyundai.

What’s New for 2020 – Santa Fe vs Sorento

The Hyundai Santa Fe received a few minor upgrades for 2020. The first is a Rear Occupant Alert system that will remind drivers to verify that rear seat occupants are buckled up. They’ve also increased their driver-assisted safety technology to include available blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

The Limited and SEL trims are standard with wireless device charging, while premium door sills, blind-view monitor and a dark-chrome exterior trim is likewise available. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is offered with a pair of engine options (designated by 2.0T) in three trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL 2.0T, Limited, and Limited 2.0T.

The 2020 Kia Sorento is relatively unchanged from last year’s edition. They’ve simplified their lineup, now offering five trim levels: L, LX, S, EX, and SX.

Engine Options – Two Ways to Power Down the Road

Hyundai takes a simplistic approach to the powertrain configurations available with the 2020 Santa Fe. Consumers can opt for a normally aspirated or turbocharged engine. The standard is a 2.4-liter fuel-injected engine that produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft of torque.

The turbocharged engine is a 2.0-liter variant that belts out 235 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft of torque. Each engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is available with standard FWD or upgraded AWD.

In FWD configuration, the 2.4-liter returns an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg highway. AWD’s reduce slightly to 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine returns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway with FWD. City mileage stays the same with AWD but reduces slightly to 26 mpg on highways.

The Kia Sorento also gives consumers two engine options. The standard is a 2.4-liter engine that produces identical performance numbers as Hyundai’s similar engine. Their upgrade is a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft of torque. Each is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and available with FWD or AWD.

Family using trunk in the Santa Fe

Interior Comparison – Similar Features – Different Configuration

This is an area where the Santa Fe and Sorento are fundamentally different. The Santa Fe is a five-passenger, two-row seating configuration. The Sorento offers a third row and increases total occupant capacity to seven in select trim levels.

The Santa Fe is spacious with 146.6 cubic-feet of total interior volume and 71.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space located behind the front seats. It is available with standard and available technology enhancements that improve the driving experience.

A seven-inch infotainment display is standard, with an eight-inch touchscreen version with full navigation being an available upgrade. There is also a 12-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, several USB ports, and SiriusXM® satellite radio.

The Kia Sorento features a unique 40/20/40 second-row seating configuration, with a 50/50-split third row. Like the Santa Fe, a seven-inch infotainment display is standard, with an eight-inch touchscreen being available in upper-tier trims.

Safety – Driver-Assisted Technology

Hyundai does not skimp on safety. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has garnered a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

There are multiple standard driver-assisted safety features including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, automated emergency braking, and a forward collision warning system. It is likewise offered with a lane keeping assist system and lane departure warning.

The Sorento is likewise offered with many available safety features such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist. However, most of these are upgrades in higher trim levels.

The Best Value – 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Value is defined differently by each individual consumer. However, there are generally three items that help to determine whether a vehicle is a best buy. The first is sticker price. In comparing the Hyundai and Kia – they are only separated by $1,000, with the nod going to the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe.

The second is the warranty and service offerings by each manufacturer. Hyundai provides scheduled maintenance intervals for 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). It’s also backed by America’s Best Warranty - Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 5-Year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and 5-Year/Unlimited Miles 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

However, arguably the most important factor is the cost to own. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe was recently awarded The Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award - that helps shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lowest projected five-year total.

With all that said, the best bang for your buck is clearly the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Test Drive a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe in Tampa, FL

If you’ve been contemplating a new midsize crossover SUV – Brandon Hyundai is the place to visit. Our Tampa Hyundai dealer strives to exceed the expectations of every visitor. Whether you’re purchasing a new or previously owned Hyundai, or simply checking out what’s new in the automotive world, we treat everybody with the same respect.

We always keep a large inventory of Hyundai Santa Fe’s on hand, in several trim and colors. This allows you to find a Santa Fe that is perfect for your style, preference, and budget. Take time to visit Brandon Hyundai to test drive a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe today.

Interior seating in the Santa Fe

Finance Your 2020 Santa Fe with Ease

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