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​​​​​​​A Brief Look at the 2022 Kia Sorento vs. the 2022 Hyundai near Santa Fe NM

For weekend adventures, family road trips, and just running errands, a comfortable and roomy vehicle is the perfect choice. A 2022 Hyundai near Santa Fe, NM, such as the Santa Fe, is a great choice, but the Kia Sorento is another excellent option. So, which SUV is right for your family? With the Kia Sorento, you’ll get more efficiency and more value-added features than the Hyundai Santa Fe, and even though both SUVs offer some outstanding features, we think the Sorento is easily the better choice. Keep reading to discover more about how the 2022 Kia Sorento compares to the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe. 

2022 Hyundai near Santa Fe NM vs. Kia Sorento: Roominess

The Sorento is a fantastic choice for the carpool lane, with seating for seven in three rows. Cloth seats come standard, but genuine leather and Syntex leather are available options for both models. And to help you get comfortable behind the wheel, you can opt for power-adjustable front seats. 

Along with all the passenger space, the Kia Sorento can haul everything you need: it comes with a large cargo hold and second and third row seats that fold flat. With both rows folded, it allows up to 75.5 cubic ft of cargo space. The Hyundai won’t carry as much as the Kia Sorento, however. On top of it only being available with two rows of seating, it offers only 72.1 cubic ft maximum storage room. 



Where technology is concerned, base models of both vehicles offer cutting-edge features that add to a pleasant drive. The Sorento and Santa Fe are both equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen, and each offer a 10.25-inch monitor. With the included tech, your command center will keep you and your passengers connected and let you stream music, get directions, enjoy your favorite playlists, and make hands-free calls safely with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, and Navigation. 

Although both vehicles have almost the same standard features, the Kia Sorento’s infotainment system is more user-friendly.  With its voice recognition feature, you can make a call, select a playlist, or make a call without ever looking away from the road. Voice recognition is unfortunately not available on the Hyundai. The Sorento also boasts more USB ports for all passengers. Considering all the little things that add up to excellent options, the Sorento comes out ahead with many advantages over the Hyundai. 

Capability and Safety

Torque-Vectoring AWD and a Center-Locking Differential are available at each trim level of the Kia Sorento. Standard Electronic Stability Control and a Traction Control System are included, too. Also, with Drive Mode Select, you have the capability to adjust to different driving conditions with options such as Snow Mode. 

In addition to all the dependable drivetrain features, the Kia Sorento offers the latest driver-assist technology. A few of the accessible safety features include Lane-Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance with Parallel Exit Assist, and Driver-Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert.

While the 2022 Hyundai near Santa Fe, NM offers several of the same driver-assist technologies, it’s simply not as capable when things get tough. Despite it offering AWD, there’s no locking differential to deliver extra stability on slick road surfaces. And even though the Hyundai has a few driving mode selections, there’s nothing like the Snow Mode that’s available on the Kia Sorento. 

Test Drive the Kia Sorento

With extra seating, more cargo space, and a more rugged drivetrain, the Kia Sorento is the better choice for families on the go. And on top of these benefits, all Kia autos come with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, which the Hyundai can’t touch. Stop by Fiesta Kia at 7400 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque to get in the driver’s seat and test drive one today!