Compare the New Kia Sorento to the Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Escape in Hagerstown, MD


When it comes to your next crossover SUV, you might not be looking to make many compromises when it comes to the important stuff. The right one for you needs to have a spacious interior to accommodate your growing family, with some of the latest in safety technologies, and fuel efficiency in its powertrain. Fortunately for you, the Kia brand makes just those types of family-friendly SUVs that you might need, such as the all-new Kia Sorento.

The new Sorento is rapidly becoming a sought-after choice by families everywhere thanks to its versatility and performance on the roads ahead. However, it is one thing to simply say you have a great SUV, and another thing to back it up with some concrete facts, which is what we are prepared to do here at Hagerstown Kia. We believe in making things as simple as we can for our customers which is why we took the Kia Sorento and compared it side-by-side against two other challengers in the mid-size crossover class: the Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe. As you will see, the Sorento offers much more for less, making it an ideal choice for you and your budget. Check out our comparison, then schedule out the Kia Sorento here at Hagerstown Kia, located less than 45 minutes outside of Chambersburg, PA.

Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe XL

  • The Kia Sorento offers the most interior space out of its worthy competitors, with three rows of seating and a passenger volume of 154.2 cubic feet, providing more leg room for you, your copilot, and your backseat passengers. The Hyundai Santa Fe seats only offers space for five passengers with a passenger volume of 98.7 cubic feet and finds itself lacking in front leg room and rear hip room.
  • As the Kia Sorento is a three-row SUV, it offers a more versatile cargo capacity with 38 cubic feet available behind the second row and a total of 73 cubic feet behind the first row. The Hyundai Santa Fe features 35.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity, but falls short with maximum capacity, offering a total volume of 71 cubic feet.
  • While both SUVs provide a great deal of safety for your family, the Kia Sorento holds more resilience and higher safety ratings, with full five-star ratings in front driver and passenger crash prevention by the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Hyundai Santa Fe has no ratings in these areas to report.
  • For a little extra convenience, on your daily drive to Charles Town the Kia Sorento offers standard features as power heated exterior mirrors, third-row seating, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. These features are available on the Hyundai Santa Fe, but are absent from base trim levels and must be upgraded with a higher fee.

Kia Sorento vs Ford Escape

  • Despite the Ford brand and their robust engine performance, the Ford Escape falls short in this regard, with a four-cylinder engine that generates 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The I4 engine of the Kia Sorento generates 185 horsepower and a maximum of 178 pound-feet of torque.
  • As with the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Ford Escape falls short in terms of interior space, with a five-seat capacity and a passenger volume of 98.7 cubic feet, making it the less preferable choice for a trip out to Martinsburg, WV. Meanwhile the Kia Sorento seats seven passengers with a spacious 154.2 cubic feet of passenger volume.
  • In addition to its powertrain, the I4 engine of the Ford Escape falls short in fuel efficiency as well and can travel an EPA -estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, with a fuel tank capacity of 15.7 gallons. The Kia Sorento, despite being the larger SUV, can travel up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway with a fuel tank capacity of 18.8 gallons.
  • The warranties provided by Kia for the all-new Sorento keep important systems covered for much longer than those provided by Ford for the Escape. The Kia Basic Warranty lasts for a duration of 60 months or 60,000 miles (whichever occurs first) while the Kia Powertrain Warranty lasts for 120 months or 100,000 miles. Meanwhile the Ford basic warranty lasts for 36 months or 36,000 miles and its powertrain warranty for the Escape lasts for 60 months or 60,000 miles.
  • Finally, when it comes to safety, you will find that the Kia Sorento is the more preferable choice by parents and new car assessment programs alike and carries a status of a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as a full five-star overall rating buy the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Ford Escape falls short in safety ratings by IIHS and has no NHTSA ratings available currently.

Come Test Drive One Today!

If the new Kia Sorento sounds like the right type of SUV for you and your family's needs, then schedule a test drive and come check one out here at Hagerstown Kia in Hagerstown, MD. See you soon!

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