2017 Kia Sedona vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe (Three-Row)

It might seem like apples and oranges to compare a minivan like the 2017 Kia Sedona with an SUV like the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, but these are both large vehicles with three rows for passengers and plenty of cargo room besides. Just how much cargo room you need can make all the difference in your final selection. That, and how much you value tech options that are second to none.

The 2017 Sedona comes with an available UVO3 eServices package that has an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and apps like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which can sync up with compatible smart phones. While the 2017 Santa Fe also comes with available Android Auto, there is no Apple CarPlay connectivity for Apple's iPhones. Both vehicles top out at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, but only one can fit 142 cubic feet of cargo, and that is the 2017 Sedona. The 2017 Santa Fe falls short at 80 cubic feet.

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2017 Kia Sedona Vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe (Three-Row)
18, 25 Top MPG (city, highway) 18, 25
142 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 80
Yes Available Apple CarPlay? No
Yes Heated Second-Row Seats Available? Yes
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes
Yes NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating? Not rated as of Jan. 2017

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Safety is important when you are driving with a large group of seven passengers, which is why the 2017 Kia Sedona has been engineered to withstand crash impact among the best in its class, and has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which the 2017 Santa Fe also received. However, the 2017 Sedona has also been rated by the NHTSA with a 5-Star crash safety rating, while the 2017 Santa Fe has not been rated.

It might seem like a close race, but if you look at the numbers, the 2017 Kia Sedona has more room for your gear for a long weekend or a cross-country trip, and is also judged by two vehicle safety experts to be among the safest in its class, which also makes it ideal for family transit. So the choice is clear - look for a Kia Sedona at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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