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2019 Kia Sorento

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2019 Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander

Deciding between a Toyota or Kia SUV? If you’re shopping for a three-row SUV, you may be considering the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Toyota Highlander. Although both SUVs share many similarities, Warrenton Kia is convinced the new Sorento is the better pick for Astoria families due to its lower price and higher fuel economy. Read on for our Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV comparison!


Sorento vs. Highlander: Price

The 2019 Kia Sorento has a starting MSRP of $25,990. The 2019 Toyota Highlander starts at $31,330. Right off the bat, you’ll save over $5,000 by opting for the Sorento.

Sorento vs. Highlander: Engines & MPG

When it comes to engine power, the Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander are almost identical. The Sorento sports a 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, and the Highlander gets a 185-hp 2.7L four-cylinder engine. Both crossover SUVs also feature six-speed automatic transmissions with overdrive and auto-manual settings. The main difference between the two is the fuel economy. Here’s a quick look at their ratings:

  • 2019 Kia Sorento: 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway
  • 2019 Toyota Highlander: 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway
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Sorento vs. Highlander: Features

The 2019 Toyota Highlander is known for being well-equipped. Notable features include:

  • All-season tires
  • Three-row seating
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Rearview camera
  • Power heated exterior mirrors
  • Available V6 engine

The 2019 Kia Sorento also includes all of the above features — and for a much lower starting MSRP! Additionally, you can add an optional auto-dimming rearview mirror and programmable garage-door opener, neither of which are available on the base Highlander.

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Test Drive the New Sorento at Warrenton Kia Near Longview!

In the above Kia vs. Toyota SUV comparison, the Kia Sorento pulls ahead of the Toyota Highlander with higher mpg ratings and comparable features — all for less. Explore all this Kia SUV offers at Warrenton Kia or find out more about its towing capacity, then contact us to schedule a test drive near Seaside and Long Beach!

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