Compare 2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Kia Sorento
2020 Toyota Highlander
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EX V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 24 $35,414 $37,290
Sorento EX V6 FWD 19 26 $33,679 $35,490
Sorento L FWD 22 29 $25,952 $26,990
Sorento LX AWD 21 26 $28,736 $29,890
Sorento LX FWD 22 29 $26,966 $28,090
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 24 $31,227 $32,390
Sorento LX V6 FWD 19 26 $29,459 $30,590
Sorento S V6 AWD 18 24 $33,665 $34,990
Sorento S V6 FWD 19 26 $31,896 $33,190
Sorento SX V6 AWD 18 24 $39,512 $41,890
Sorento SX V6 FWD 19 26 $37,792 $40,090
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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,489 $39,800
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,022 $38,200
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,090 $47,000
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,302 $45,050
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,025 $50,200
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,237 $48,250
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,056 $42,600
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $37,589 $41,000
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,050 $36,200
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $31,589 $34,600
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,059 $38,400
Highlander LE FWD 20 28 $33,598 $36,800
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,633 $45,600
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $39,853 $43,650
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,555 $48,800
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $42,775 $46,850
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $37,616 $41,200
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,155 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,414
$36,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,290
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Sorento skimps on third-row seating, but in all other respects it’s a more than respectable crossover SUV. The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
41.4 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.2 141.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 41
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.4 57
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59
Third Leg Room (in)
31.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8
Length, Overall (in)
189 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 76
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.3 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38 48.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73 84.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 13.3
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 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 17.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front 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 4465
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 5200 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3 L/204 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 243 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 35
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
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
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 5.1
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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