Compare the Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander

Kia Sorento vs Toyota Highlander 

See How the New Kia Sorento Stacks Up Against the New Toyota Highlander

If you're looking to buy or lease a midsize SUV, its good to know which one has the best passenger space, features, and warranty. Drivers in Newton, NJ who want a well-rounded family SUV should consider the new Kia Sorento. Its spacious cabin has high-end materials and user-friendly infotainment technology. The new Toyota Highlander is similar in size to the Sorento and it also has a stylish interior with plenty of standard safety features. But here at Kia of Sussex, we think the Sorento has more of what families in Hopatcong, NJ desire from their SUV. Keep reading to see why. 

Performance

Both the new Kia Sorento and the new Toyota Highlander come standard with a 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine. However, the Sorento gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with its base engine, while the Highlander only gets 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with its entry-level motor. You'll pay less for gas in the long run with the Kia Sorento. The Sorento also has a smaller turning radius than the Highlander, so you can more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots in Hackettstown, NJ.

2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Safe Driving 

Features

Both the Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander have intuitive infotainment systems, but the Sorento's controls are easier to reach. People in Dover, NJ will appreciate the Sorento's standard 7-inch touch screen, handy physical controls, clear graphics, and responsive menus. The Highlander's infotainment standard touch screen is only 6.1-inches long, and its display and some controls require a stretch to reach.

Dimensions

The Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander have similar-sized cargo holds, but the Sorento has more passenger space. Taller drivers in Sussex, NJ will like that the Sorento has 44.1 inches of front legroom, while the Highlander only has 40.4 inches of legroom up front. The Sorento also has more second-row legroom. It has 39.4 inches of legroom in the second row, compared to just 38.4 inches of room for the Highlander. In terms of total passenger volume, the Sorento has 154 cubic feet compared to only 144 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Highlander.

Safety

Both the Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Highlander actually has more standard safety features than the Sorento. However, safety-conscious drivers in Newton will appreciate that the Sorento has 12 total available driver assistance features compared to 10 for the Highlander. The Sorento offers forward collision warning and driver drowsiness monitoring which are not available on the Highlander.

Price and Warranty

The new Kia Sorento is one of the most affordable SUVs in its class, with a starting price that's over $5,000 less than the Toyota Highlander. People in Hopatcong will have peace of mind with the Sorento's warranties. Kia backs it with a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Highlander is only covered with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Test Drive the New Kia Sorento Today!

The new Kia Sorento and the new Toyota Highlander are both good midsize SUVs, but the Sorento has superior fuel economy, a nicer infotainment system, more passenger space, and more available safety features. It even costs less and has a longer warranty than the Highlander. Stop by Kia of Sussex and test drive the new Sorento today.