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Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sorento

When we compare the Hyundai Tucson to the Kia Sorento, the Hyundai Tucson has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. The Kia Sorento has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Tucson versus the Kia Sorento, the Hyundai Tucson is a better car than the Kia Sorento.

Hyundai Tucson versus Kia Sorento Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Tucson ranges from $21,749 to $31,999 while a used Kia Sorento from the same model year range is priced between $22,682 to $35,835. For a new model, the Hyundai Tucson's price is between $27,435 and $38,413, with the Kia Sorento priced between $31,260 and $45,998.

Hyundai Tucson versus Kia Sorento Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Tucson is 8.4 out of 10 while the Kia Sorento's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Tucson being ranked 11 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Kia Sorento being ranked 26 out of 61.

Hyundai Tucson versus Kia Sorento Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Hyundai Tucson’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Kia Sorento base engine makes 191 horsepower.

Hyundai Tucson versus Kia Sorento Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The Hyundai Tucson has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Kia Sorento has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Kia Sorento

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,435 - $38,413

Used Asking Price:

$21,749 - $31,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$31,260 - $45,998

Used Asking Price:

$22,682 - $35,835

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 24
9 / 61
9 / 24
11 / 61
12 / 24
17 / 61
23 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 25
3 / 31
14 / 25
14 / 25
17 / 61
17 / 31
18 / 31
18 / 31
19 / 25
26 / 61
31 / 61
39 / 61

Summary Review

The Hyundai Tucson is a five-passenger SUV with an upscale cabin and plenty of room for cargo and people. The current Tucson was redesigned for the 2022 model year, with new models costing an average of $29,524 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,667.

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Summary Review

Kia’s Sorento is a two- or three-row crossover SUV on sale since 2015 in its outgoing generation. It is built in West Point, Georgia. All-new for 2021, shoppers in the midsize SUV segment should give the Sorento a fresh look.

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Pros and Cons

  • High quality cabin materials
  • Plenty of standard safety equipment
  • Comfortable ride

  • Tricky capacitive infotainment controls
  • No volume knob
  • No wireless Apple CarPlay with large screen

Pros and Cons

  • Available in past years with two or three rows of seats
  • High safety scores

  • 2020 and older models showing their age
  • Smaller than many midsize vehicles in this segment
  • Past models had low reliability scores

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SE, SEL, Limited, XRT, N Line

Trim Levels

X-Line EX, S, X-Line SX Prestige, SX Prestige, X-Line S, SX, EX, LX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

178 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.056 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 29 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

425 / 513 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

38.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

146.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

12.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

75.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3341 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

65.6 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

108.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3714 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

66.7 inches

Length:

189 inches

Wheelbase:

110.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17