Compare 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


2021 Kia Sorento

2.5L 4cyl


2.5L 4cyl
191 HP


191 HP
25 city / 28 hwy*

Fuel Economy

24 city / 29 hwy*

Serving Vandalia , OH

If you’re in the market for a mid-size SUV, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2021 Kia Sorento are two top-selling models in the industry. The cars boast plenty of features and a high level of performance. Before you schedule an online test drive, you’ll want to compare a few of the main features to determine which car will meet your daily driving needs.


The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has reliable performance and is constructed with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers 191 horsepower. An optional 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is also available if you want to take advantage of 281 horsepower for more than enough passing power. The steering feels nimble, and the car rides smoothly while absorbing different bumps and holes in the road. It has strong brakes and hefty steering, making the driver have more confidence by feeling in control of the vehicle. Scheduling an online test drive can allow you to get more insight into the powerful performance of this model and discover how it feels more engaging than the Sorento.

The 2021 Kia Sorento stands out for its excellent gas mileage, making it easy to save on fuel. It comes standard with a four-cylinder base engine and delivers impressive acceleration. Drivers can choose to invest more and upgrade to the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which offers 281 horsepower with 311 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a lag with the throttle response. Drivers will find that the transmission is smooth and delivers timely shifts.

Interior Features

Inside the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe are a variety of quality materials, boosting the value of the car. You’ll also find soft leathers on the higher trims, making the car feel luxurious and upscale. You can utilize up to 36.4 cubic feet of space behind the second row, which is more than enough room for different types of equipment and items. The vehicle’s top features include four USP ports, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Available upgrades include navigation, HD radio, and wireless device charging for your electronics.

The attractive cabin in the Kia Sorento is one of the main reasons it’s a top competitor of the Santa Fe. The infotainment system is easy to use and navigate without too many controls and complicated features. Some of the top features include Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. There are fewer USB ports present in the cabin compared to the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. Available upgrades include navigation, wireless device charging, a wifi hotspot, and satellite radio. A rear-seat entertainment system can also be purchased.


All of the seats in the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe feel comfortable but are supportive to help improve your posture. A lot of head and legroom is provided to ensure you can stretch out. The large windows contribute to the excellent visibility, which allows the cabin to feel even more spacious. The quiet interior setting also makes it easier to relax and feel at ease while traveling on the highway.

The 2021 Kia Sorento has a lot of headroom, which accommodates tall passengers. The third row offers a lot less space than what you’ll get in the Santa Fe and doesn’t seat adults as well as children. The seats also feel like they sit too close to the floor. There’s also less cargo space provided than the room rear of the Santa Fe. Synthetic or genuine leather upholstery is available, creating a lush and posh interior setting.

Feel free to reach out to our team today to take an Online Test Drive 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe to determine how the car compares to the 2021 Kia Sorento. We’ll answer your questions and help you to make your selection at our dealership.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.