2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Toyota Highlander

The 2019 Kia Sorento offers families everything they need to feel at home while on the go. The 2019 Sorento lineup consists of six available trims (L, LX, LX V6, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited) that offer plenty of customization opportunities and available amenities. We particularly love the lineup’s available Kia Drive Wise active safety package, UVO Play infotainment offerings, and convenience features like push button start and keyless entry.

Let’s see how the 2019 Kia Sorento fares when stacked up against another popular family-friendly three-row SUV, the 2019 Toyota Highlander. Find a comparison of each model’s pricing, fuel economy, seating capacity, and cargo space specs below.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Toyota Highlander

$25,990 Starting MSRP $31,330
22/29 Fuel Economy 20/24
7 Max Seating Capacity 8
73.0 cubic feet Base Cargo Space 83.7 cubic feet

Space Requirements vs Purchase Price

Both the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Toyota Highlander were built with family travel in mind. Though both models are plenty big enough to haul large families, the 2019 Toyota Highlander does have a small leg up when it comes to overall size for passengers and cargo.

That doesn’t mean that drivers should count the 2019 Kia Sorento out, however. With seven available seats and 73.0 cubic feet of available cargo storage, the 2019 Sorento offers plenty of room for most families and comes with a smaller starting purchase price and better fuel economy scores.

If eight total seats aren’t completely necessary, drivers may be able to save some cash to put toward their travels with the 2019 Kia Sorento lineup. An available all-wheel drive with Torque Vectoring Cornering Control system and active safety will ensure that your family gets safety home regardless of the current weather conditions and available features including a wireless charging pad, USB ports throughout the cabin, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will help to ensure that everyone stays connected and entertained on the road.

If the 2019 Kia Sorento sounds like a good fit for your family, visit the Moritz Kia dealership in Fort Worth, TX for some additional hands-on research. Use our online test drive appointment scheduler before you come, and we will have the 2019 Sorento ready and waiting for you!