Comparison: 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander


Read the below comparison of the 2019 Kia Sorento against the 2019 Toyota Highlander, and you’ll see why the 2019 Kia Sorento was awarded the 2019 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money by U.S. News*. Located in Lufkin, Premier Kia has an experienced team and an extensive inventory of Kia models. Come in today to explore the utility and style of the Kia Sorento.

Performance

2019 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento utilizes a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder direct-injection engine teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain to generate 185-hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. A 290-hp 3.3-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic is optional along with a Dynamax@ all-wheel drivetrain. The base powertrain achieves an estimated 29 mpg on the Texas highway and 22 mpg driving through the cities of Huntington, Nacogdoches, and Livingston. The Kia Sorento has an available towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

2019 Toyota Highlander

Standard on the Toyota Highlander is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. The base engine produces 185-hp and 184-lb-ft of torque. Optional is a 295-hp 3.5-liter V6 backed by an eight-speed automatic. The base powertrain earns an estimated 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. The Highlander can be equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Features

2019 Kia Sorento

Cloth upholstered seats which comfortably support up to seven passengers, 40/20/40 split-folding second-row and 50/50 split-folding third-row seats, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and remote keyless entry are included in the versatile Kia Sorento. Available features consist of premium Nappa leather seats, heated, ventilated, and 14-way power-adjustable front seats, heated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel. Also available are a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, a panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, and the Hands-free Smart Power Liftgate™ with a programmable height adjustment.

2019 Toyota Highlander

The driver’s and front passenger’s seats have 6-way power- and 4-way power-adjustments respectively, both the second and third-row seats have a 60/40 split-folding-flat feature, total seating for up to eight occupants, and remote keyless entry is included. Leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front-row seats, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, second-row captain’s chairs, three-zone climate control, and a panoramic moonroof are optional.

Technology

2019 Kia Sorento

User-friendly technology fills the cabin of the Kia Sorento. A UVO infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and a six-speaker sound system are included. A larger 8.0-inch color touchscreen, voice command, navigation, SiriusXM® satellite and HD Radio™, a wireless phone charger, and a ten-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system are optional.

2019 Toyota Highlander

An Entune™ infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, voice recognition, Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, and a six-speaker sound system come standard. Available are an 8.0-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM® satellite and HD Radio™, navigation, Scout® GPS Link compatibility, a twelve-speaker JBL® audio system, and a Blu-ray Disc™ rear entertainment system.

Pricing

2019 Kia Sorento

Starting at $26,690 MSRP

2019 Toyota Highlander

Starting at $31,830 MSRP

* View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.

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