2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

With the growing popularity of crossovers and SUVs for families on the go, models like the Kia Sorento stand out from the automotive crowd. Athletic profiles and spacious cabins that make room for the whole family plus a few tagalongs make three-row SUVs a perfect alternative for family adventures. Learn more about the highlights of the versatile Kia Sorento design in this 2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Toyota Highlander comparison.

Versatility is a highlight of the Kia Sorento platform, which is available in seven trim levels - L, LX, LX V6, EX, EX V6, SX V6 and SXL V6 - that can be tailored to fit your specifications. Three available powertrains add to the elite level of versatility that you will discover when you choose the 2017 Kia Sorento at Moritz Kia. A wealth of interior features are highlighted by the standard multimedia interface with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and much more. Families on the go will appreciate an available 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space and an impressive 146.4 cubic feet of passengers space.

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2017 Kia Sorento VS 2017 Toyota Highlander
$25,600 Base MSRP $30,630
3 Available Engine Options 2
5/7 Passengers Passenger Space 7/8 Passengers
Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Not Available

What Are the Differences Between the 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Toyota Highlander?

How much does the Kia Sorento cost? Price and affordability are key factors in this 2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Toyota Highlander comparison that set the Kia Sorento apart. Kia Sorento L trim levels make room for five passengers and start at a budget-friendly $25,600. An upgrade to the Kia Sorento LX adds available third-row seating and starts at just $26,900. Standard Toyota Highlander editions make room for eight passengers in a cramped 144.9 cubic-foot cabin that starts at $30,630.

Under the hood, the base Kia Sorento plays host to a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that is paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The standard Kia Sorento powertrain achieves an impressive 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Toyota Highlander editions counter with a base 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a lackluster 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. An all-new 3.5-liter V-6 engine is the only alternative engine option for the Toyota Highlander and it makes an exuberant 295 horsepower with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Drivers who wish to upgrade performance can opt for the Kia Sorento EX and its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 power plant that shells out an impressive 240 horsepower and makes 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. When equipped with the top-of-the-line 3.3-liter V-6 engine, the Kia Sorento manufactures 290 horsepower and will achieve 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Dynamax All-Wheel Drive will augment performance when faced with rough terrain and poor road conditions.

At the heart of the Kia Sorento cabin, you will discover the Kia UVO eServices infotainment system. Available with a seven- or eight-inch touchscreen display, premium entertainment is just one touch away with Kia UVO. An integrated rearview camera and available Surround View Monitor system improve safety and the optional 10-speaker Infinity® sound system upgrades entertainment. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard with Kia UVO packages and provide instant access to your favorite mobile applications. Toyota Highlander editions are unavailable with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Visit Moritz Kia today to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Sorento!

Gray 2017 Kia Sorento Side and Rear Exterior on Highway at Night
Gray 2017 Kia Sorento Front and Side Exterior in front of glass building
2017 Kia Sorento Front Interior Dashboard with Kia UVO touchscreen
Cutaway View of 2017 Kia Sorento Seating

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