Are you debating between purchasing a Kia Sorento or a Toyota Highlander?
We developed this comparison between the 2023 Toyota Highlander and 2023 Kia Sorento to assist
In terms of performance, the 2023 Kia Sorento has a greater maximum horsepower output whereas the 2023
Toyota Highlander has a higher base engine horsepower output.
Two engine choices are available for the Highlander: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid and a turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four
The Sorento has the edge in terms of efficiency.
The Sorento Hybrid is expected to get up to 37 combined mpg of gas mileage, while the Sorento purely driven by gas
Additionally, the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid offers a combined fuel economy in hybrid mode of 34 combined
Both midsize SUVs come with all-wheel drive for added traction, but the Sorento performs better off-road than the Highlander
One difference is that it has greater ground clearance than the Highlander (up to 8.2 vs. 8.0 inches).
Additionally, the Sorento features an off-road-oriented variant with the tough X-Line trim, unlike the Highlander.
For safety, the Highlander has an advantage. It received the best possible IIHS rating for the preceding model year
The Sorento, however, was given the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation for the second tier.
The beginning price of the 2023 Highlander is $36,420 MSRP, while the 2023 Sorento's is $29,990 MSRP.