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2015 Kia Sorento vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sorento offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander, with comparable head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander 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 Highlander. 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 Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

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

Utility
The Kia Sorento has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Sorento has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Kia
Sorento

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

2015 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,415 - $43,790
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 20 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 7 - 8
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 $26,855 - $39,981

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