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CAR COMPARISON: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2018 KIA Sorento

Aside from both hailing from South Korea, the Santa Fe and Sorento are produced by two corporate cousins, so the two share a lot of commonalities. For starters, both are being marketed as two-row midsize SUVs with an extra third row. Each also use a 2.2-liter CRDi diesel engine with VGT. That said, each are at a different point in their lifespans. The Kia Sorento, now on its third generation, went through a major redesign last year. Meanwhile Hyundai has just launched its all-new fourth-generation Santa Fe. Carmudi takes a look at the current versions of these midsize SUVs to help car buyers see what sets them apart.

SpecsHyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS 6A/T 2WDKIA Sorento 2.2L DX CRDi 4x2 AT
LWH (mm)4770 x 1890 x 16804780 x 1890 x 1685
Engine2.2 CRDi Diesel Engine with e-VGT2.2 CRDi Diesel Engine with VGT
Displacement (cc)21992199
Curb Weight (kg)1870-19951826
Max Output (hp/rpm)197/3800197/3800
Max Torque (Nm/rpm)441/1750-2750441/1750-2750
Transmission8-speed Automatic Transmission8-speed Automatic Transmission
SuspensionMacPherson Strut / Multi-Link MacPherson Strut with Dual Flow Damper (DFD) and Stabilizer / Multi-Link
Brakes Front/RearVentilated Disc / Solid DiscVentilated Disc / Disc
Wheelbase (mm)27652780
Ground Clearance (mm)185185
Seating Capacity77
Cargo Capacity (L)NANA
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)7171
Wheels19-inch Full-Size Alloy235/65R 17-inch Alloy
AirbagsDriver and PassengerDriver and Passenger
Reverse CameraNANA
HeadlightsHigh Efficiency LED Dual Projection Type with Escort Function

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