The 2019 Kia Sorento vs. Competition in Ocala FL

How Does the Kia Sorento Hold Over its Competition?

The Kia Sorento is known for its all-around dependability, from its protective safety features, and its long--lasting resilience; this mid-sized SUV reflects all the best highlights which make up the Kia brand. Many shoppers such as yourself might still need some convincing as to all that this SUV can offer you, which is why we here at Jenkins Kia of Ocala went ahead and researched how the Kia Sorento stacks up against another well-known competitor of its class: the all-new Toyota Highlander. While Toyota is a brand known for its efficient and family--friendly cars, the Kia brand is one which provides a challenge to the Toyota brand's prestige in these areas.



Kia Sorento vs Toyota Highlander

  • We begin this comparison with a discussion on fuel efficiency-- while Toyota models are well-known for this achievement, the Toyota Highlander seems to be the exception to this as it can travel an EPA-estimated 220 miles to the gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The Kia Sorento surpasses this immensely and can travel an EPA--estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and almost 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • As an added benefit to this efficiency, the Kia Sorento is also the more lightweight of the two sedans, weighing in at 3,810 pounds, whereas, the Toyota Highlander weighs in at 4,165 pounds, adding an extra 355 pounds onto the mid-sized sedan and compromising its fuel efficiency a little more.
  • When it comes to interior space, both are fairly matched in terms of seating, given that they both provide three rows of seating for passengers. However, the Kia Sorento provides a lot more leg room overall for your passengers with its 154.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, giving you almost 10 whole cubic feet more space than the Toyota Highlander.
  • In addition to its space, the Sorento also provides a great deal of capability for a mid-sized SUV of its class and can tow up to 2,000 pounds in its base trim, giving you a wide range projects which you can take on, whether you are taking a jet ski out to Lady Lake or helping someone to move into The Villages, this amount of towing capacity can easily take on small campers and some U-Haul trailers.
  • While people hold the notion of SUVs as being expensive, the Kia Sorento gives you a lot more for a lower starting price of less than $26,000. The Toyota Highlander begins at $31,230 and only increases with the more upgrades and additional features you might want to add on.
  • What is even more beneficial than the lower starting price are the warranties provided by Kia which help you to keep your investment protected for as long as possible. The Kia Basic Warranty covers your Sorento for 60 months or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) and the Kia Powertrain Warranty covers engine components for 120 months or 100,000 miles. Whereas, the basic warranty of Toyota covers the Highlander for 36 months or 36,000 miles and its powertrain warranty covers the engine and transmission for 60 months or 60,000 miles.

Visit Jenkins Kia of Ocala to Test Drive the Kia Sorento

Is the Kia Sorento starting to sound like your family's next SUV? Then come on down to Jenkins Kia of Ocala and test drive the all-new Sorento today here at our Ocala, FL Kia dealership! We are located here at 2305 Southwest College Road and you can contact our sales team online if you have any questions. See you soon!


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