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2016 Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander | Kia Dealership near me

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

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2016 Kia Sorento


2016 Toyota Highlander

$27,006 at Route 23 Kia Price $32,000 (The Competition)
290 Top HP 270
21, 29 MPG (City, Highway) 20, 25
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes
3,704 to 4,343 Curb Weight (lbs. Range) 4,134 to 4,354

There are many similarities between the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Highlander, which leads to inevitable comparisons. However, there are reasons you might prefer the Kia Sorento over the Highlander by Toyota. Both cars offer good mileage, and you can expect the Highlander to offer you seating for around 7 people. The Kia Sorento seats the same numbers, and you can also consider some of the other features it offers when comparing the two cars.

Safety Ratings

The major reason you might prefer the Kia Sorento is the better ratings overall for crash test results. Rated by the NHTSA, the Kia Sorento gets perfect scores in almost all areas. If you are looking for a car that offers maximum impact safety, then the Kia Sorento, with great scores for front and side ratings for impact would be the right choice. The Toyota Highlander does not fare poorly either, but and has overall good ratings. However, compared to the Kia Sorento, its ratings are slightly lower when it comes to front and side crash. These facts will give the customer plenty of food for thought when choosing a vehicle to buy. In particular, if you are looking for a vehicle to ferry your family, or need a safe vehicle for transit, the Kia Sorento should be the right choice.

Price and Warranty

When you look at immediate costs and long-term costs, the Kia Sorento will come out the winner; the reason being the lower cost of the vehicle. Depending on the features and trim the Kia Sorento can cost a couple thousand dollars less. This will be significant savings for the short term if you are looking for affordable cars. One of the more noteworthy features offered by the Kia Sorento is the warranty. You get around 5 years of warranty on the Kia Sorento which is much more than the 3 years offered by the Toyota vehicle. In terms of miles covered, the Kia Sorento has you covered for almost twice what the Toyota Highlander has to offer. Naturally, if you want to save repair costs in the long term, you might go for the Kia Sorento.

The Kia Sorento also offers spacious interiors, comparable to the Toyota Highlander. The difference being that externally, the Kia Sorento is smaller and thus well able to fit into packed traffic and smaller parking areas. To learn more about the Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive, you can contact a Kia dealership today through an online request form or by phone. You can also search for financial assistance through the dealership.

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