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2015 Kia Sorento vs. 2014 Toyota 4Runner Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sorento and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The Toyota 4Runner requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sorento, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sorento will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Toyota 4Runner have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much slimmer than the Toyota 4Runner, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Sorento is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sorento doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sorento has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sorento and the Toyota 4Runner. The Kia Sorento has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Toyota 4Runner.

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2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700

2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% As low as 2.71%
City MPG: 18 - 20 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 21 - 22
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,474 - $39,233 $30,193 - $39,928

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