2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

Both the 2017 Kia Sorento and the 2017 Toyota Highlander are popular options for SUV fans. However, we wanted to take a look at the differences between the two models to help give you some information as to which one to buy. Read on to learn more about the 2017 Kia Sorento vs the 2017 Toyota Highlander.

Oftentimes a more expensive and less fuel efficient SUV makes up for it with engine’s power. However, while the 2017 Kia Sorento is more affordable and has a better fuel economy than the 2017 Toyota Highlander, both SUVs offer the same amount of horsepower. The Sorento’s 2.4-liter I-4 engine and the Highlander’s 2.7-liter I-4 engine both offer drivers 185 horsepower in their basic trims.

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2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Toyota Highlander
$25,600 MSRP $30,630
24 Combined MPG 22
185 Horsepower 185
146 cu.ft. Passenger Volume 145 cu.ft.

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While you can see that the 2017 Kia Sorento provides better performance than the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Sorento is also more comfortable. Along with using premium cloth as opposed to regular cloth material for the seat trims, the smaller Sorento still offers a larger passenger volume than the Highlander. SUVS and trucks are also known for their towing skills. When it comes to towing capability in the two models, the 2017 Kia Sorento has a maximum trailer weight of 2,000 lbs, compared to the 2017 Toyota Highlander’s 1,500 lbs.

If you were interested in learning more about the differences between the 2017 vs the 2017 Toyota Highlander, be sure to contact our staff at Fort Wayne Kia. If you wanted to get behind the wheel of the impressive SUV, you can schedule a test drive of the Sorento by filling out the form on our website.

Front left side of the 2017 Kia Sorento
Steering wheel and dashboard of 2017 Kia Sorento
Storage compartments in the 2017 Kia Sorento
Left side of the 2017 Kia Sorento

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