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.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
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.
The Kia Sorento is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Kia Sorento is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, which may make it easier to park.
With similar torque, the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.
The Kia Sorento has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
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.
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Highlander. The Kia Sorento has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Toyota Highlander.
Compare the 2014 Kia Sorento and the 2013 Toyota Highlander.
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MSRP*: $24,100 - $40,100
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MSRP*: $29,020 - $39,400
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $1,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 7.44%||As low as 1.08%|
|City MPG:||18 - 20||17 - 20|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 26||22 - 25|
|Engine(s):||Inline-4, V-6||Inline-4, V-6|
|Seating Capacity:||7 - 7||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$23,255 - $37,655||$26,494 - $35,972|
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