2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Silver 2021 Kia Sorento and orange 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Kia Sorento has long been a fan-favorite at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. Drivers from all over the Tampa Bay area have come out to Friendly Kia to get behind the wheel of a new Sorento. Now with the 2021 Sorento model soon to release, many shoppers are wondering if this SUV will be worth the wait.

In this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison we are taking a look at how the upcoming Sorento compares to a current member of the automotive competition. Keep reading to see how the 2021 Sorento is hitting the streets bigger and better than ever. Click the link below to visit our current lineup of in-stock Kia Sorento models at Friendly Kia, Tampa’s favorite Kia dealership.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2.5-liter turbo-4 engine Base Engine 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission
277 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 185 horsepower | 178 pound-feet of torque
8.0-inch touchscreen standard | 10.3-inch touchscreen available Infotainment System 7.0-inch touchscreen standard | 8.0-inch touchscreen available
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Standard
Front-Wheel Drive Standard | All-Wheel Drive Available Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Standard | All-Wheel Drive Available

2021 Kia Sorento Outdoes Itself and the Competition

Even before its debut, the 2021 Kia Sorento has been making a buzz. With its new sculpted look and chiseled exterior, the 2021 Sorento is one of the most appealing vehicles to come from the Kia brand. The 2021 model year marks a new generation of the Kia Sorento and with it the Sorento has received a complete overhaul. Fit with a new and bolder grille, deep exterior design lines, and crisp new features, the 2021 Kia Sorento has outdone itself.

For the first time ever, the Kia Sorento is bringing hybrid powertrains to its lineup. The 2021 Sorento comes standard with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 engine paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, but shoppers are now able to opt for an eco-friendly hybrid alternative. The competing 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is fitted with a standard 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and produces less standard power than the 2021 Sorento.

Kia is known for including some of the best entertainment and safety features in its vehicles and the 2021 Sorento is no exception. This Kia SUV comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display or can be fitted with a massive 10.3-inch screen. The technology in the competing 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe falls short of the Sorento, offering a smaller 7-inch standard screen or an available 8-inch alternative.

For more information on the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento or its availability in New Port Richey and the Tampa Bay area, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.