2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Kia Sorento midsize SUVs
2016 Toyota Highlander 2016 Kia Sorento
185 Base HP 185
5,000 in V6 models Towing Capacity (pounds) 5,000 in V6 models
83.7 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 73.5
Yes Available Second-Row Captain's Chairs? No
Yes 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+? No
Yes KBB.com 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 List? No

2016 Toyota Highlander vs. 2016 Kia Sorento

Interior 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV Tuscaloosa AL

The midsize SUV contains a formidable package: You have the power of a large SUV yet you have the handling and fuel economy of a smaller vehicle. With this great versatility comes great driving satisfaction, and if you've been looking for midsize SUVs and it's down to the 2016 Toyota Highlander vs. 2016 Kia Sorento, you'll want to stay with us to see which is the better vehicle for your needs.

The 2016 Highlander starts with 185 HP in base models and ranges to 270 HP with its V6 models that can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is formidable. But it's the little extras like available second-row captain's chairs that give the edge to the 2016 Highlander, as your passengers can stretch out and relax more than they would in the 2016 Sorento, which does not have this nice seating option. While you're driving in style, we'd like to remind you the 2016 Highlander was named one of KBB.com's 16 Best Family Cars for 2016, thanks to comfortable seating and its nice value, which is an honor which the 2016 Sorento does not share.

Toyota Reaches Higher Ground with the Highlander

The 2016 Kia Sorento has up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo room, but this pales next to the 2016 Toyota Highlander's robust space of 83.7 cubic feet, which gives you more flexibility for long trips or hiking excursions. And when you're taking a large group in your 2016 Highlander, you have a safer and more secure drive knowing the SUV was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ with optional front crash prevention, which is the highest and most impact-resistant level a vehicle can achieve. the 2016 Sorento was named a standard Top Safety Pick (with optional front crash prevention), so it is less resistant to crash impacts.

Whether you're looking for room for your cargo, seating options, or safety – the 2016 Highlander is the winner, and we have it at Tuscaloosa Toyota, 3325 Skyland Blvd. East in Tuscaloosa AL. Please visit us or give us a call at (205) 553-3325 to set up a test drive for the Highlander or any available model. Our 1 Price 1 Place policy means we have all available models set at one locked-in price, with no need for negotiations or haggling over the bottom line. Also, every Toyota vehicle you purchase comes with our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model.

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