2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

A well built SUV is often considered to be the perfect portrait of America. It’s the image of a mom taking her kids to school and a father pulling up to the office, knowing that no matter what their belongings and loved ones are safe and secure. That’s the story that’s told by two of America’s most trusted SUVs: The 2017 Kia Sportage and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. The two models are rivals with each other, and that rivalry extends well past their headquarters; it seems that year after year, both Kia and Hyundai look for ways to outdo each other. And as we all know, a little healthy rivalry can be great for business.

Both the 2017 Sportage and 2017 Santa Fe have built astounding reputations and legacies for being two of the most practical, reliable, and stylish SUVs on the American market today. To help consumers and drivers make a better decision on which of these two giants is the best fit for them, we’ve compiled some data about both vehicles. For simplicity we will be comparing both vehicles’ base models; let’s see how Kia and Hyundai stack up.

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2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
$24,065 Pricing $30,800
22 miles per gallon city, 29 highway Fuel Economy 18 miles per gallon city, 25 highway
30.7 cubic feet Storage space w/seats up 13.5 cubic feet
41.5 inches Front leg room 41.3 inches

It’s worth mentioning at this point that comparing the base engines of both the 2017 Sportage and the 2017 Santa Fe would be very apples to oranges. The base engine of the 2017 Kia Sportage is a 2.4 L DOHC Inline 4 capable of producing up to 181 horsepower; an upgrade to Kia’s 2 liter turbocharged engine is also available. The 2017 Santa Fe comes standard with a 3.3 L V6 capable of up to 290 horsepower, which is why it edges out the Sportage in towing capacity as well. However, due to its vastly superior efficiency, storage space and handling, the 2017 Sportage provides a much better value for the money.

2017 Kia Sportage in High Point NC

There really is no debate that both the 2017 Kia Sportage in High Point NC and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe are worthy adversaries; they have their own vast advantages over the other, and in the end this comparison really comes down to a matter of preference. For consumers who prefer increased fuel efficiency, world class safety features and a much lower price tag than its counterpart, there is no denying that the 2017 Kia Sportage is the way to go.

The 2017 Kia Sportage in High Point NC is currently available for purchase or lease at Carolina Kia. We encourage you to schedule a test drive with our sales team, or you can contact us anytime you’d like to discuss financing options, our current inventory, and any other questions you may have.

Kia Sportage Taillight
Kia Sportage Front Row
Kia Sportage Turbo Engine
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