Compare 2004 Kia Sorento vs 2004 Toyota Highlander

2004 Kia Sorento
2004 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 16 19 $17,990 $18,995
4-Door Automatic LX 16 19 $19,625 $20,750
4-Door AWD Manual LX 15 19 $19,660 $20,800
4-Door 4WD Automatic LX 15 20 $21,380 $22,650
4-Door Automatic EX 16 19 $21,385 $23,050
4-Door 4WD Automatic EX 15 20 $23,050 $24,850
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,429 $24,080
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,187 $24,930
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,373 $25,140
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,675 $25,480
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,129 $25,990
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,375 $27,390
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,680 $29,980
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $27,926 $31,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,990
$21,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$24,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$401 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.0 104.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.66 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P245/70HR16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 3520
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 3000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson

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