Comparison - Kia Sorento SX 2021 - vs - Hyundai Tucson SEL 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

Hyundai ix35,Hyundai Tucson ix,Hyundai Tucson ix35

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
42,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
27,150
Updated: 
08 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Aruba Stone
#8C9485
Crystal Beige
#C7B7A2
Glacial White Pearl
#E0DEE4
Sparkling Silver
#E3E4E8
Ebony Black
#343434
Everlasting Silver
#7C7C78
Gravity Gray
#61656A
Sapphire blue
#4F5866
Color: 
Black Noir Pearl
#000000
Dusk Blue
#122676
Sage Brown
#937C6E
Coliseum Grey
#382C2E
Winter White
#C8C9C3
Gemstone Red
#70000D
Aqua Blue
#378CE7
Cream White
#C3C2C8
Stellar Silver
#C1C5CE

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover finds a new look but the same mission: it’s the smaller hauler compared to the Telluride.

PROS
Better style
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
Telluride’s looks

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Is the second row more comfortable?
Not appreciably bigger

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The all-new Sorento is expected to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Disguised and undisguised spy photos and several official images of the Kia have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the redesigned mid-size crossover. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the current Sorento. The Korean automaker has also said that the next-gen model will ride on an all-new platform that helps make it bigger inside and out. It will also feature a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.No significant changes for the 2020 Tucson.

Pros
A wealth of features for the money
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Comfortable ride on rough roads
Interior materials are a little bit nicer than what's used in rivals

Cons
Slow acceleration with the base engine
Less cargo space than top rivals
Fuel economy falls behind class leaders

By: 
edmunds.com

What the 2020 Hyundai Tucson lacks in distinctiveness, it makes up for in value, safety, and features.

Pros
Great value
Smooth ride
Quiet interior
Excellent warranty
No-frills styling

Cons
Spartan base model
Smaller size than rivals
Top tech reserved for Limited model

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson ranked #9 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Hyundai Tucson has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Relaxed ride
Good predicted reliability rating
Solid list of standard technology
Long warranty

Cons
Uninspiring engine options
Lower fuel economy estimates than rivals
Below-average cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 received a wide range of updates, so the 2020 Tucson's changes are modest. Hyundai revamped the available colors for the exterior; a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard on Sport trim levels and above.

Pros
Handsome exterior, straightforward dashboard design, agreeable driving demeanor.

Cons
Less cargo space than key rivals, mediocre fuel economy, powertrain warranty doesn't transfer to second owner.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
311ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
175ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
281hp
at 5 800rpm
181hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
34.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Bluetooth for connecting mobile devices
Electric, Column-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Roadside Assistance

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
176.20in
Width: 
74.80in
72.80in
Height: 
70.30in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.50in
63.00in
Rear Track: 
64.80in
64.00in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
54.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
61.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
31.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4120.00lbs
3627.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
4.2-inch Trip Computer Display
odometer
Estimated range of remaining fuel

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power Door Locks
Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leather seats
8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats
One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
Reclining 3rd-Row Seats w/ 50/50 Split-Folding
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Struts
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, Multi-link
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer Bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10.25-inch Touch-Screen
Navigation
Wireless connectivity included with 8.0-inch Touch-Screen.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
6 Speaker AM/FM/HD Radio Audio System
USB Data Port, Front Console
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
12-Volt Power Outlet, Front Console
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Gloss Black
Roof Rails, Low Profile Gloss Black
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Locking Fuel-Filler Door
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Shark Fin Antenna
Sound-Absorbing Front Windshield
Privacy Glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
18 X 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Tire Mobility Kit
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Disc
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill Start Assist
Descent Assist System
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) w/ Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification

Options

Packages: 
X-Line SX Prestige Rust Color Package
Option Group 01
Winter Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars X-Line
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch PnP
Mudguards
Tow Hitch
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails - Non-Pano
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
First Aid Kit
Cargo Cover
Carpeted Floor Mats
EC Mirror W/HomeLink And Compass
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sills

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#212121
Rust, leather
#B17B52
Color: 
Beige, cloth
#CDBEAB
Black, cloth
#232428
Gray, cloth
#707477