When you’re traveling through Dublin, Powell, or Columbus, OH, you’ll want an SUV by your side that’s capable of getting you anywhere seamlessly. Two vehicles you should consider for such a task are the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and the 2021 Kia Sorento. At Dennis Hyundai of Dublin, we want to help local drivers decide which one of these vehicles will work better for their specific needs.
This side-by-side comparison should help you do just that, so let’s get into it!
Hyundai vs Kia: MPG
The reliability of an SUV can’t be understated. Part of that reliability stems from the ability of the Hyundai and the Kia to provide great fuel economy for their respective drivers. However, the Hyundai MPG outclasses the Kia MPG here since the Tucson gets 26 city/33 highway MPG while the Kia gets 24 city/29 highway MPG.*
Both vehicles are able to help maximize a single tank of fuel thanks to Idle Stop & Go technology, which shuts off the engine when the vehicle is idle and then turns it back on as soon as you press on the gas pedal. Still, if you truly want to get the most out of your drives, the Hyundai Tucson is the winner here by a wide margin.
Safety Technology in the Hyundai & the Kia
In the world of safety, your vehicle is the focal point. You need it to help you avoid and/or minimize the impact of dangerous situations. Many of the safety features in the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sorrento are similar: They both come with standard Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, and more.
Where the Tucson really shines over the Sorento, though, is with its Remote Smart Park Assist. This available feature will literally allow your Tucson to park itself, so you don’t have to do anything. If the vehicle can’t fit into a particular space, it will let you know automatically. The Kia, by comparison, doesn’t offer a similar feature.
Technologically Advanced Vehicles
In today’s world, technology is king. The Hyundai Tucson technology and the Kia Sorento technology will both provide tons of enjoyment on your adventures. Both vehicles feature standard 8-inch infotainment display screens with the option to upgrade to 10.25-inch screens. Also standard are wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. To truly maximize the audio experience, available BOSE® Premium Audio Systems are available in both vehicles.
The Hyundai, however, takes technology to a whole different level with its Integrated Memory System for the driver’s seat. With this feature, you can customize how you like your driver’s seat to be positioned, and the system will automatically adjust to those specifications every time you get behind the wheel. The Kia doesn’t have a comparable feature.
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Hyundai Tucson vs Kia Sorento: Final Word
When you want to get the most out of a single tank of gas, feel safer knowing your vehicle can do so much for you, and enjoy the convenience of it remembering how you like your driver’s seat to be positioned, there’s really only one model to consider. The team at Dennis Hyundai of Dublin would point drivers in Dublin, Powell, and Columbus, OH, in the direction of the Hyundai Tucson over the Kia Sorento.
To schedule a test drive of the 2022 Tucson, contact us via our website or by phone or simply stop by our dealership!
* 2022 Tucson: FWD 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined MPG, AWD 24 City/29 Hwy/26 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.