Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

 

2020 Kia Sportage

 

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

How Does the New Kia Sportage Compare to the New Hyundai Santa Fe?

When drivers in the Frederick and Owings Mills areas go looking for a new SUV, they know that Kia is a name they can count on for quality. They know that because the automaker has proven it with years of high-quality models that have delivered everything from interior comfort and great features, to rock-solid performance options.

The Kia Sportage is no exception. The latest version of Kia's popular compact SUV, the new Sportage delivers an attractive vehicle package built on a foundation of rich features and competitive pricing. If you want a small SUV built to deliver a high standard of "more," the new Sportage is equipped to deliver.

The thing about the Sportage, however, is that it's far from the only option drivers have. Other SUVs like the Hyundai Santa Fe can also offer impressive road experiences. The big question, of course, is which one's the right SUV for you? Let's look at what both new models bring to the table.

The New Kia Sportage

If there's one thing the Kia Sportage does right, it's outclassing its compact peers. With its affordable pricing and thorough collection of standard features, it delivers an experience that's founded on value. Turbocharged performance options and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty are just the icing on an already substantial cake.

Performance: 2.4-liter inline-4 (181 horsepower, 175 pounds-feet of torque, 23/30 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (240 horsepower, 260 pounds-feet of torque, 21/26 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: 7-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Built-In Navigation, Hands-Free Liftgate, Heated/Ventilated Seating

Safety Features: Blind-Sport Alerts, Cross-Traffic Alerts, Rearview Camera, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Departure Alerts

Starting Price: Around $25,000

The New Hyundai Santa Fe

The recipient of a significant overhaul for 2019, the Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a robust warranty, as well as a wealth of safety features, media options, and comfort amenities. Offering comfort and a solid-standard of performance, it's a good all-around compact SUV.

Performance: 2.4-liter inline-4 (185 horsepower, 178 pounds-feet of torque, 22/29 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (235 horsepower, 260 pounds-feet of torque, 20/25 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: 7-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Heated Seating, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Wireless Phone Charger

Safety Features: Forward Collision Assistance, Blind-Spot Alerts, Rear Cross Traffic Alerts, Lane-Keeping Assistance, Smart Cruise Control, Driver Attention Warnings

Starting Price: Starting Price: Around $26,500

Which SUV is the Right One for Me?

There's a lot that the Kia Sportage and the new Hyundai Santa Fe share in common. They both offer similar performance options, and comfortable five-seat interiors. They likewise both provide rich standard feature suites complete with options tailored to entertainment, safety, and comfort.

The ultimate difference is that the Kia Sportage delivers more for less. Its standard feature package is a bit richer and, perhaps more importantly, you can drive it home for nearly $1,500 dollars less. Those aren't small savings.

Is the Hyundai Santa Fe good? For sure. Would we say it's as good as the new Kia Sportage? No.

Schedule a Kia Sportage Test Drive Today

Does the New Kia Sportage sound like the new SUV for you? Get in touch with the team at Buchanan Kia and let us know. Our Westminster dealership serves drivers all over the Garrison and Eldersburg areas. We'd love the chance to show you everything our new Kia inventory has to offer.

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