Kia Sorento vs Toyota Highlander Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Sorento
EX V6 AWD
MSRP
$37,290
Invoice
$35,414
Average Price Paid
$36,111
396 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,410
Invoice
$33,241
Average Price Paid
$33,760
192 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Kia Sorento
EX V6 AWD
Fair Price
$37,063
Good Price
$35,395
Great Price
$34,440
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$34,701
Good Price
$33,108
Great Price
$32,198

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Sorento
EX V6 AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Sorento packs 3 rows of seating into a crossover that looks and feels relatively compact, so it competes with bigger vehicles like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Dur...

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
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Specs

2020 Kia Sorento
EX V6 AWD
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.8 gal 17.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,400 RPM
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
252 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10.8:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.62 in x 3.3 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 44.1 in 42 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 41 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.3 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,521 lbs 1,605 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 189 in 194.9 in
Width 74.4 in 76 in
Height 66.5 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Sorento
EX V6 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Dragon Brown
  • Ebony Black
  • Everlasting Silver
  • Gravity Grey
  • Imperial Blue
  • Passion Red
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

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