Kia Sorento 2006 vs Hyundai Santa FE 2006

Kia Sorento
2006 - 2009
Hyundai Santa FE
2006 - 2010
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.5 Diesel2.2 Diesel


Power: 170 HP150 HP
Torque: 392 NM335 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds11.6 seconds
Kia Sorento engine produces 20 HP more power than Hyundai Santa FE, whereas torque is 57 NM more than Hyundai Santa FE. Despite the higher power, Kia Sorento reaches 100 km/h speed 0.4 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.97.3
Real fuel consumption: 9.4 l/100km8.4 l/100km
The Hyundai Santa FE is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Kia Sorento consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai Santa FE, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Kia Sorento could require 90 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Kia Sorento consumes 1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai Santa FE.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres75 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1010 km in combined cycle1020 km in combined cycle
850 km with real consumption890 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Length: 4.59 m4.68 m
Width: 1.88 m1.89 m
Height: 1.72 m1.72 m
Kia Sorento is smaller.
Kia Sorento is 9 cm shorter than the Hyundai Santa FE, 1 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 486 litres969 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1751 litres2274 litres
Hyundai Santa FE has more luggage space.
Kia Sorento has 483 litres less trunk space than the Hyundai Santa FE. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai Santa FE (by 523 litres).
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Kia Sorento is 0.1 metres more than that of the Hyundai Santa FE.
Gross weight (kg): 2`4602`520

Kia Sorento has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai Santa FE has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Kia Sorento, so Kia Sorento quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 38005000
Pros and Cons: Kia Sorento has
  • more power
  • higher safety
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Hyundai Santa FE has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
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