2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

When it comes to midsize SUVs, the 2017 Kia Sorento is billed in a new ad campaign as the "MVP of SUVs." However, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport begs to differ, with a similar amount of cargo room and fuel economy, for starters. Stay with us for a moment and you'll see which midsize SUV has the complete package, and which is sucking exhaust fumes from the winner.

The 2017 Santa Fe Sport has an ample amount of cargo room at 71.5 cubic feet, or the equivalent of 534 gallons, but the 2017 Sorento has an even larger cargo area for equipment and shopping bags at 73.5 cubic feet in its base trim level, and 73.0 in its top trims. That's about 546 gallons, a nice upgrade from the 2017 Santa Fe Sport. While the Santa Fe Sport also has fine engine power with a top horsepower of 240, the 2017 Sorento charges past with an Earth-rattling 290 HP, and six trim levels that can handle off-road conditions with all-wheel drive. Plus, the 2017 Sorento just has a better price tag, starting around $19,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Santa Fe Sport is nearly $3,000 more with a starting price of $22,215 with the local competition.

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2017 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
$19,475 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $22,215 (The Competiton)
21, 28 MPG (city, highway) 21, 27
290 Top HP 240
5,000 Towing Capacity (pounds) 3,500
73.5 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 71.5
Yes Strategic Vision "Most Loved Vehicle" - Mid-Size CUV, 2016? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes

Test Drive the "MVP of SUVs" Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

So we've seen the 2017 Kia Sorento has more cargo room, a lower starting price, and a large advantage in performance with 290 HP in trims with a V6 engine. But we won't stop there, as the 2017 Sorento also has the esteem of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with a Top Safety Pick, which the 2017 Santa Fe Sport also has, and Strategic Vision's "Most Loved Vehicle" for 2016, which the Santa Fe Sport did not win. The "Most Loved Vehicle" award was the result of surveys sent to new vehicle owners which gauged satisfaction in 120 categories. So not only do experts love the Kia Sorento, but car shoppers like yourself are in agreement – the Sorento is, as the new ad campaign with Bo Jackson says, the "MVP of SUVs"!

If you'd like an SUV with superior cargo room, towing power, performance and fuel economy, then don't wait another second before rushing to see us on the lot to test drive a Kia Sorento 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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