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2014 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2015 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

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

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). The Toyota 4Runner is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Toyota 4Runner will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota 4Runner is much wider than the Kia Sorento, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota 4Runner, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota 4Runner transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sorento.

Handling
The Toyota 4Runner has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota 4Runner has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota 4Runner and the Kia Sorento. The Toyota 4Runner has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota 4Runner is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400

2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.71% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 17 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 22 24 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,193 - $39,928 $23,474 - $39,233

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