Compare 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Toyota Highlander
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EX Sport V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX Sport V6 AWD 19 24 $34,941 $36,790
Sorento EX Sport V6 FWD 19 26 $33,206 $34,990
Sorento EX V6 AWD 19 24 $35,510 $37,390
Sorento EX V6 FWD 19 26 $33,775 $35,590
Sorento L FWD 22 29 $25,278 $26,290
Sorento LX AWD 21 26 $28,315 $29,450
Sorento LX FWD 22 29 $26,545 $27,650
Sorento LX V6 AWD 19 24 $31,901 $33,090
Sorento LX V6 FWD 19 26 $30,132 $31,290
Sorento S V6 AWD 19 24 $33,183 $34,490
Sorento S V6 FWD 19 26 $31,415 $32,690
Sorento SX Limited V6 AWD 19 24 $43,847 $46,490
Sorento SX Limited V6 FWD 19 26 $42,127 $44,690
Sorento SX V6 AWD 19 24 $39,419 $41,790
Sorento SX V6 FWD 19 26 $37,699 $39,990
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $34,256 $37,520
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,903 $49,180
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $42,053 $46,060
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,877 $42,580
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $29,060 $31,830
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $34,893 $38,220
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $33,561 $36,760
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $32,265 $35,340
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,932 $33,880
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $43,378 $47,510
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $42,045 $46,050
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $40,529 $44,390
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $39,196 $42,930
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,711 $42,400
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $37,378 $40,940
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,598 $41,180
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,264 $39,720

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,941
$34,256

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,790
$37,520

Monthly Payment Estimate

$613 / month
$625 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
6.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Kia Sorento is a right-sized, well-priced three-row crossover SUV for those who can skimp a little on third-row space. The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 30 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

154.2 144.9

Third Head Room (in)

36.3 35.9

Front Hip Room (in)

56.7 57.2

Third Shoulder Room (in)

52.8 55

Second Leg Room (in)

39.4 38.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.5 40.7

Passenger Capacity

7 8

Second Hip Room (in)

56.4 57.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.1 59.3

Third Leg Room (in)

31.7 27.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.3 39.9

Third Hip Room (in)

41.4 45.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58 59.6

Front Leg Room (in)

44.1 44.2

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.3 8

Length, Overall (in)

189 192.5

Height, Overall (in)

66.5 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 42.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

73 83.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

11.3 13.8

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.8 17.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.3 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR19 P245/60SR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR19 P245/60SR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5000 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 350

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4101 4398

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

252 @ 5200 215 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.3 L/204 3.5 L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

290 @ 6400 306 @ 5800

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 30

Transmission

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.65 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.51 3.54

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.86 -

Trans Type

8 1

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.22 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.80 -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.90 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.42 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.81 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.5 6.1

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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