Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Kia Sorento: Two Of A Kind


by Eddy Hall

The Hyundai Santa Fe has been recognized as one of the best SUVs in the market today. However, it is hard to shag off this curiosity on if the Kia Sorento is the better SUV. While it may be based on the Santa Fe, there is a chance that the Sorento might just have something more to offer.
   
Both SUV’s run on the same 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine and efficient six-speed automatic, with similar drivelines and underpinnings. However, there are some areas where the Sorento differs from the Santa Fe.

First is with the design. While they might come with the same chassis, body designs have been changed to cater the variety of taste in the market.

Then, there is the extra feature that arrives with the Platinum version of the Sorento. The car has front-seat cooling, active headlights and daytime running lights. Of course, the Sorento could have been better if they were to have a downhill speed control.

Over at the Santa Fe, it has rain-sensing wipers, heated rear seats and hill descent control for the slippery off road tracks. In terms of comfort, the Sorento is certainly a pleasure to ride on.

Also, Kia offers 5-years of unlimited KM warranty for all of its Sorento. This is a plus point but it won’t be enough to stop the Hyundai Santa FE from being named the winner. After all, the latter has got better performance than its Korean counterpart.

Photos: GRK and GRH

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