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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2010. - 2012.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2014.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4660 mm
1890 mm
1725 mm
528 liters
1582 liters
75 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4685 mm
1885 mm
1710 mm
258 liters
2052 liters
70 liters
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
2009 KIA Sorento

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2359 cc
175 hp
227 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2359 cc
175 hp
227 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1712 kg
11.2 s
190 km/h
11.7 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
208 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1670 kg
10.5 s
190 km/h
11.4 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
208 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1734 kg
11.7 s
186 km/h
11.7 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
8.8 l/100km
210 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1690 kg
11.6 s
186 km/h
11.4 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
8.8 l/100km
209 g/km

Expenses

9000 EUR
Price from
9700 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Not only that they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style, they are even powered by the same Hyundai-developed petrol engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the KIA being a slightly better choice apparently. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Santa Fe offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the KIA badge with 4.6 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

KIA is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Sorento offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with KIA offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say KIA. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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