2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

The 2019 Kia Sorento lineup offers drivers seating for up to seven passengers and a variety of configurations complete with attractive amenities and modern active safety and technology. It’s perfect for drivers who need more room than a five-passenger crossover can provide but don’t want to move into the full-size eight-passenger SUV category.

To see just how much the 2019 Kia Sorento offers, we are stacking it up against another strong competitor, the brand-new seven-passenger 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL, to see how each compare. Find pricing and fuel economy specs below along with a comparison of each model’s standard and available feature offerings.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

$26,290 Starting MSRP $30,850
22/29 Fuel Economy 18/25
7 Total Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Total Passengers
Yes Available Active Safety Yes

Available Trim Levels and Features

Drivers will have a limited selection of trim levels to choose from when shopping the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL lineup. The three-row SUV offers only two trim options – the base SE configuration and Limited Ultimate. Though the lineup is well-equipped, there is less choice and drivers will need to do without some features they may have been interested in to secure the more affordable base model at $28,350 or spring for the steeply-priced Limited Ultimate configuration starting at a wallet-busting $37,050.

Eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a 3.3-liter GDI DOHC engine, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 50-50 split-folding third-row seat come standard in every 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL model. Available features include side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a hands-free liftgate, push button start, leather-wrapped interior accessories, and a variety of active safety features depending on trim and package selection.

The 2019 Kia Sorento lineup offers a little more customizability with six available trim levels that allow drivers to tailor their vehicle to their needs. The six trims include the base L configuration starting at $26,290, LX, LX V6, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited. All 2019 Kia Sorento models come standard with split-folding third-row seats, UVO Play with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated side mirrors with turn indicators, Brake Assist, and more. Other available features include Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless phone charging tray, and more.

To learn more about the 2019 Kia Sorento lineup or to see 2019 Sorento models in person, drivers can visit the Moritz Kia dealership in Fort Worth, TX. Our team would be happy to point out each standard and available feature more in-depth and can help you set up a test drive.