2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2017 Kia Sorento near Washington, DC
See What Makes the 2017 Santa Fe Sport Shine in This Comparison!
Finding that ideal crossover that checks off all the qualities on your wish list often requires hours of research and narrowing down the many choices available in the market. Here at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg, we have put together a match-up between the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2017 Kia Sorento near Washington, DC, so you can get a closer look at how the Santa Fe Sport leaves its competitors in the dust. From its commodious and intuitive cabin, to its smooth and steady drive, the Santa Fe Sport is the new crossover you’ve been dreaming of!
For starters, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport knows how to deliver a high-flying performance that simply can’t be matched. Its 2.4L 4-cylinder base engine cranks out a hefty 190 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque that the Kia Sorento’s 2.4L 4-cylinder base powerhouse finds it difficult to work up to, as it only produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. Both crossovers also offer 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engines, and each one remarkably provides you with the same 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Taking the win when it comes the fuel efficiency, however, is the Santa Fe Sport’s turbo powerhouse with its 20/28 MPG city/hwy1, triumphing over the 2017 Sorento’s 19/25 MPG city/hwy2.
In terms of exterior features and style, you’ll find that the Santa Fe Sport simply can’t be beaten in our 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2017 Kia Sorento near Washington, DC, comparison. For your convenience, Hyundai has equipped the 2017 Santa Fe Sport with standard heated side mirrors to make your morning commutes on I-495 during the long winter months more bearable. The Kia Sorento does not include this helpful feature on its base model. To stand out in the crowd and increase your range of sight, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport boasts standard Projector headlights with LED accents, whereas the 2017 Sorento features less-thrilling positioning lights without LED accents.
You’ll also find plenty of more quality standard interior comforts inside the fully-packed Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The base model of the 2017 Santa Fe Sport boasts a 5-inch display audio system, whereas you’ll have to upgrade to the second trim level of the 2017 Sorento to access its smaller 4.3-inch color audio display. Both models feature similar Infinity® Surround Sound Audio Systems with Clari-Fi™3, but the Santa Fe Sport’s includes twelve speakers and includes QuantumLogic® technology, as the Sorento only has ten speakers.
Also, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport makes safety its top priority. Providing you with a standard rearview camera, you can reverse out of parking spots and make tight maneuvers effortlessly. You’ll have to upgrade your Sorento’s trim level if you want the available Rear-Camera Display4. Also, when you are driving at night, the Santa Fe Sport’s optional High Beam Assist feature will automatically turn off your brights when it senses oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, this innovative feature is not available on the Kia Sorento.
When it comes down to it, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the winning contender in our 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2017 Kia Sorento near Washington, DC, comparison! To experience the engaging ride of the Santa Fe Sport, visit us here at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg your local Hyundai dealer, or call 844-217-8325.
1 2017 Santa Fe Sport: 20 City/27 Hwy/23 Combined FWD, 19 City/25 Hwy/21 Combined AWD. 2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: 20 City/28 Hwy/23 Combined FWD, 19 City/26 Hwy/22 Combined AWD. 2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate: 20 City/27 Hwy/23 Combined FWD, 19 City/24 Hwy/21 Combined AWD EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.
2 Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.
3 Infinity® and Clari-Fi™ are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
4 The Rear-Camera Display is not a substitute for proper and safe backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution when backing up. The Rear-Camera Display may not display every object behind the vehicle.