2013 KIA Sportage SX vs Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 0-60 MPH Mashup Review

2013 KIA Sportage SX vs Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
2013 KIA Sportage SX vs Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 0-60 MPH Mashup Review

The 2013 KIA Sportage SX and the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport have a lot in common.

They are both 5 passenger Crossovers. They both have automatic transmissions.

They both can have all-wheel-drive.

They both offer an outstanding value for your money.

They both are made by the same parent company and perhaps most importantly they both share basically the same turbo charged 2.0L engine. So of course we wanted to know which one is faster from 0-60 MPH at a mile above sea level.

In another fun and interesting TFLcar Mashup review we put both of these Korean twins to the test to see which one is the sporty car of the two new crossovers.

Editor’s note: I prefer the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe over many rivals. Sure, it’s a lot more expensive than its former self and there are a few (minor) quality issues, but it’s a damn good vehicle. The turbocharged engine works brilliantly in traffic, spooling up right when you need that punch.

I like the interior design as it is modern and ergonomically thoughtful without overwhelming the driver’s eye.

As a family hauler, this five-passenger crossover is one of the best in class, as good – or even better than – as many American and Japanese competitors. In the snow, I was pleased with its excellent AWD system too.

Hyundai will soon have the seven-passenger version on the road and I look forward to testing it with bated breath.

Roman Mica
Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.