2018 Kia Sedona Vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 kia sedona split screen with 2018 hyundai santa fe

Transporting family members or substantial amounts of cargo require special vehicles. Both third-row crossovers and minivans attempt to accomplish this feat with style and efficiency. Choosing between the two isn’t necessarily a right or wrong thing. Both vehicles have their benefits and advantages over one another. For instance, if your journey is going to take you into unforgiving weather or uncertain terrain, then third-row crossovers and their available AWD can come through in a big way.

However, if you’re looking for the best family-mover that can comfortably seat more than five passengers and a ton of their stuff, you just can’t beat a minivan. Today, we’re going to be comparing two models which fall into these separate automotive classes. In the one corner, we have the 2018 Kia Sedona – a stylish and comfortable minivan full of technology and with a ton of standard power. In the other corner, we have the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, a third-row crossover that promises performance and capability. Let’s see how they measure up:

2018 Kia Sedona


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Minivan Vehicle class Third-row crossover
8 Maximum passengers 7
120.5 inches Wheelbase 110.2 inches
166 cubic feet Passenger space 147 cubic feet
142 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 80 cubic feet
Yes – four years in a row J.D. Power Initial Quality Study non-luxury leader No
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Crossover Vs Minivan – Which is the Better Family Vehicle?

As you can see in the comparison above, the 2018 Kia Sedona has the upper hand on the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe in every category that is commonly cited as being important for families. Both have been recognized by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick/Top Safety Pick + and both allow transportation for 7 passengers.

That’s really where the comparison ends. The 2018 Kia Sedona gives you a smoother ride, courtesy of its longer wheelbase and significantly more passenger/cargo space. Additionally, you know you can count on the 2018 Kia Sedona as Kia has now earned their fourth year in a row as the number-1 non-luxury brand on the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

If you’re shopping for a competent, capable and stylish family vehicle, the 2018 Kia Sedona goes above and beyond. You’ll love its combination of tech features, comfort and interior space.

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