2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

Looking to purchase a new SUV can leave drivers with a lot of questions. With so many vehicles available in today's crowded marketplace, it is more and more stressful to choose the perfect car for your lifestyle and preferences. Here at Palmen Kia, we are working hard to change that. Today, we're comparing the 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Toyota Highlander to offer you the latest information and details on these two new vehicle options.

Looking to the exterior, these two vehicles are unique in appearance and each offer incredible performance. However, the higher price for the larger Toyota Highlander might be a deal breaker for drivers who don't need the extra space. The 2016 Kia Sorento offers a smaller base engine with a more impressive fuel economy, while the V6 engine on the base Highlander can only reach up to 25 miles per gallon. The clean lines and smooth exterior of the redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is aerodynamic and offers a smaller footprint for drivers looking to save space on the driveway.

Base Engine Performance

The base engine on the 2016 Kia Sorento is a 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder that puts down 185 horsepower and gets an estimated 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2016 Toyota Highlander's base 2.7-liter I-4 engine achieves the same horsepower but only gets 25 miles per gallon on the highway.


Interior Features

Both the Sorento and Highlander come with six-speaker audio systems, first-row LCD screens, standard Bluetooth connectivity, and three interior power outlets. The much higher price on the 2016 Toyota Highlanders adds a DVD entertainment system.


Passenger Capacity

The more expensive and less efficient Toyota Highlander has seating for up to 8 passengers, while the equally luxurious and more affordable 2016 Kia Sorento seats five. A capable crossover SUV like the Kia Sorento is the perfect option for adventurous drivers looking to add style without sacrificing affordability.

2016 Kia Sorento Interior Tan Leather
2016 Kia Sorento Rear Storage Space Folded Seats
2016 Toyota Highlander Red Exterior
2016 Toyota Highlander Leather Interior

Get the Kia Sorento in Kenosha WI

Interior features inside the 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Toyota Highlander are impressive, but for the higher price, you won't find that the Highlander offers much more. Both vehicles come with a standard first-row LCD screen, Bluetooth capability, and a high-quality audio system. The smoother and more traditional high-tech interior of the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento offers comfort and luxury, while the modern interior of the Highlander may be less user-friendly.

If you are interested in taking a closer look at a 2016 Kia Sorento, give us a call or schedule a test drive online. Our friendly team here at Palmen Kia is happy to answer any questions you have regarding our exciting inventory or the quick and simple financing process. We look forward to hearing from you soon!