2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Kia Sorento


2016 Toyota Highlander

$22,474 at Yonkers Kia Price $32,000 (The Competition)
290 Top HP 270
21, 29 MPG (City, Highway) 20, 25
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes
3,704 to 4,343 Curb Weight (lbs. Range) 4,134 to 4,354

You are looking for a car that offers fuel efficiency and is spacious enough to carry the entire family; small SUVs like the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Highlander come with plenty of options. The Kia Sorento is a wonderful vehicle that offers plenty of fuel savings and is a car that comes with a good price tag.


In terms of price, the Kia Sorento is likely the better option. It helps you save plenty of money and is a wonderful car when you are looking to get the best deal on your car. The Kia Sorento like other Kia cars comes with a long warranty. This will help you avoid expensive repairs in the future.

The Kia Sorento is also a fabulous car in terms of styling. The Toyota Highlander does catch your attention due to its innovative design, its sharply defined edges and distinctive front area. The Kia Sorento however, looks more sophisticated.


The Kia Sorento offers similar mileage as the Toyota Highlander. In fact, the Sorento outdoes the Highlander slightly in terms of mileage. While it can seat five people, as opposed to the seven that the Toyota Highlander can seat the Kia Sorento is notable for its many other superior features. The Kia Sorento offers more cargo volume if you consider the cargo capacity of the car in its entirety whether front row, back row, or middle row. The Kia Sorento offers better handling since it features a smaller turn radius. You can navigate the car more easily on narrow roads. The car offers only 2000 lbs trailer towing as opposed to 5000 lbs offered by the Toyota Highlander. However, the Kia Sorento does offer plenty of cargo and towing capacity in relation to its weight, which is around 1500 lbs less than the Toyota Highlander.

The Kia Sorento also comes with less torque and horsepower. So if you are targeting engine output and torque, then the Toyota Highlander offers more choices. The Kia Sorento comes with a front wheel drive while the Highlander offers an all-wheel drive on some trims. The Kia Sorento does slightly better than the Toyota Highlander in crash tests, offering better ratings than the Highlander for front impact safety.

If you are planning to purchase the Kia Sorento, Yonkers Kia can help you locate financial assistance for your car, and arrange test drives for the vehicle.


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