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Three-row SUVs offer the space, features, and capabilities that Oro Valley and Green Valley drivers need, but there’s a world of difference between the models on the market today. Although both the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Toyota Highlander have enjoyed impressive popularity, one is a much smarter investment! Find out where the difference lies by comparing the Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander with Royal Automotive Group.
That’s right! Although these two midsize SUVs compete in the same segment, the starting price of the Kia is almost $5,000 lower than that of the Toyota.
Both of these SUVs are available with two potent engine options:
It’s not hard to see that both SUVs are capable of checking off items on your to-do list. However, when we compare the fuel economy of each model’s base trim level, the advantage of the Kia is as clear as day:
The more powerful engines of both models get comparable fuel economy, but in the lower-end trims, the Sorento has a serious advantage over its rival. Since the V6-equipped Sorento is still more affordable than the baseline trim of the Highlander, we think Kia easily takes the win in this mid-size SUV comparison.
One would expect the higher starting price of the Toyota Highlander to purchase a wider array of standard features. Perhaps surprisingly, both competitors in this SUV comparison include the following features as standard:
Features are important, but they’re not always the deciding factor. In fact, at the end of the day, the biggest reason to choose the Sorento vs. Highlander just might be the former’s expansive third row of seating:
Now that you’ve seen how the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Highlander measure up, we’re sure that you’ll be eager to get behind the wheel. Still doing research? Compare Kia SUVs before you get stated! If you’re ready to take the next steps, check out our extensive new Kia Sorento inventory or apply for financing at your local Royal Automotive Group location.
The friendly faces at our family-owned dealerships can’t wait to see you behind the wheel, so contact us today!