2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Split screen images of the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport were both produced to fill some holes in the crossover model segment. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport offers more interior space than traditional five-passenger crossover models but sits below full-size SUVs like the original Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2018 Kia Sorento also offers a little extra room compared to other five-passenger rivals and has five passenger and seven-passenger seating configurations depending on trim level and options.

Both models offer similar starting price tags and a similar set of standard features on their base trim levels. But, car shoppers looking for a little cargo space or the ability to seat seven passengers may want to explore the 2018 Kia Sorento further.



2018 Kia Sorento

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

$25,900 Starting MSRP $24,950
21/28 Fuel Economy 21/27
2.4-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder
73.5 cubic feet Base Cargo Space 71.5 cubic feet

Which model offers better standard features?

Both the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offer a range of trim levels and a dizzying array of available amenities and add-on packages that offer everything a modern driver may be looking for. For this standard feature comparison, however, we are focusing on their base models only to see which model offers more family-friendly features at a budget-friendly starting price point.

The 2018 Kia Sorento's standard feature list for the base L trim is pretty generous and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, Bluetooth compatibility, a CD player, a USB port, and Drive Mode Select featuring NORMAL, ECO, and SPORT modes to tailor performance and fuel economy to current road conditions.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport's base trim includes a similar set of standard features including 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, Bluetooth compatibility, a CD player, and a USB port.

Stepping up to the next trim level in both models also opens up increased amenities like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, roof rails, and extra USB ports for added functionality.

Car shoppers interested in the 2018 Kia Sorento can find a variety of models in different configurations available for lease and purchase at the Paul Cerame Kia dealership in St. Louis, MO. Head to the dealership today to speak with one of our sales representatives about what you are looking for in your next family vehicle or check out our online inventory to browse currently in stock models.