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Compare 2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Kia Sorento
2017 Toyota Highlander
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 19 25 $31,791 $33,500
Sorento EX FWD 20 27 $30,083 $31,700
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 25 $33,285 $35,100
Sorento EX V6 FWD 18 25 $31,577 $33,300
Sorento L FWD 21 28 $24,705 $25,600
Sorento LX AWD 21 25 $27,638 $28,700
Sorento LX FWD 21 28 $25,896 $26,900
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 25 $29,899 $31,000
Sorento LX V6 FWD 18 25 $28,157 $29,200
Sorento SX V6 AWD 17 23 $38,163 $40,600
Sorento SX V6 FWD 18 25 $36,470 $38,800
Sorento SXL V6 AWD 17 23 $43,078 $45,900
Sorento SXL V6 FWD 18 25 $41,385 $44,100
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,114 $36,270
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $43,715 $47,880
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $40,866 $44,760
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $37,735 $41,330
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $27,965 $30,630
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,343 $36,520
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,010 $35,060
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,170 $34,140
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $29,837 $32,680
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,236 $46,260
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $40,903 $44,800
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,387 $43,140
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,054 $41,680
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,571 $41,150
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,237 $39,690
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $36,503 $39,980
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,169 $38,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,791
$33,114
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,500
$36,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$558 / month
$605 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Kia Sorento stays true to its high-value roots, but it's grown up in refinement and comfort. The Toyota Highlander gets a stronger, more responsive powertrain for 2017, but the main strengths are the ride quality, the cabin refinement, and the space for eight.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 59
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 44.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.4 144.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 26.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.8 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.5 83.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.8 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/60TR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4004 4825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 306 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.77 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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