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2017 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Kia Sorento Review

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Comfort
The Toyota Highlander offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sorento, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota Highlander and the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Highlander as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Highlander 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. Both the Toyota Highlander and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota Highlander is a little wider than the Kia Sorento, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Highlander, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento.

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

Handling
The Toyota Highlander 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 Highlander is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Kia Sorento, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Toyota Highlander has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

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

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Compare the 2017 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Kia Sorento.

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2017 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $30,630 - $46,260

2018 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $25,800 - $46,200
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City MPG: 19 - 21 17 - 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 23 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,965 - $42,236 $24,895 - $43,356

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.