2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Head to Head

Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe
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Sorento vs. Santa Fe: Which Midsize SUV Is Right for You?

The Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe are corporate cousins, which means they have a lot in common. However, Kia markets the Sorento as a 2-row midsize SUV with an available third row, whereas Hyundai offers the Santa Fe in two separate midsize SUV variants. There’s even a redesigned Santa Fe coming out next year. You can choose between the 2-row Santa Fe Sport and the 3-row Santa Fe.

The Kia Sorento was completely redesigned for the 2017 model year. The Hyundai Santa Fe was fully redesigned in 2013 and was split into two models. However, Hyundai has kept the models up-to-date with new safety and convenience technologies, as well as a refresh for the 2017 model year.

U.S. News Best Cars doesn’t have a separate review for the two Santa Fe SUV variants. But, for the purposes of this slideshow, we will put both Santa Fe models against the Sorento in the categories that matter most to midsize SUV buyers.

Remember that we update scores regularly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Is the Sorento or Santa Fe a better choice? What sets these corporate cousins apart? Read through the following slides to discover which midsize SUV wears the crown.

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