When comparing the Kia Sorento Hybrid's and the Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the Kia Sorento Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Sorento Hybrid's and the Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Kia Sorento Hybrid vs. Toyota Highlander Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid ranges from $38,997 to $46,995 while a used 2023 Toyota Highlander is priced between $39,298 to $53,598. For a new model, the Kia Sorento Hybrid's price is between $38,318 and $47,458, with the Toyota Highlander priced between $39,599 and $53,991.
Kia Sorento Hybrid vs. Toyota Highlander Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Sorento Hybrid loses 53.5 percent of its value and the Toyota Highlander loses 38.1 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Highlander retains 15.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Sorento Hybrid.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Sorento Hybrid’s base engine makes 227 horsepower, and the Toyota Highlander base engine makes 265 horsepower. The Sorento Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 620 miles. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 519 miles. This gives the Kia Sorento Hybrid the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Toyota Highlander. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are hybrid SUVs, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage of offering more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Kia Sorento Hybrid, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Highlander has higher safety ratings than the Kia Sorento Hybrid, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.