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Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Kia Sorento Hybrid

When comparing the Toyota Highlander Hybrid to the Kia Sorento Hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. 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. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid versus the Kia Sorento Hybrid, the Kia Sorento Hybrid is a better car than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid versus Kia Sorento Hybrid Pricing

A used 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ranges from $41,793 to $55,993 while a used 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid is priced between $38,790 to $49,835. For a new model, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid's price is between $43,382 and $56,997, with the Kia Sorento Hybrid priced between $38,681 and $50,180.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s base engine makes 243 horsepower, and the Kia Sorento Hybrid base engine makes 227 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 36 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 599 miles. The Sorento Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 620 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are hybrid SUVs, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage of offering more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Kia Sorento Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Kia Sorento Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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.

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2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$43,382 - $56,997

Used Asking Price:

$41,793 - $55,993

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,681 - $50,180

Used Asking Price:

$38,790 - $49,835

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

9.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

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Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander, which is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability
  • Full suite of standard safety features

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims
  • Third row legroom less than competition

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Bronze Edition, LE, Limited, Platinum, XLE

Trim Levels

EX, SX Prestige

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

243 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.056 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

227 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

36 / 35 / 36

Range (city/hwy):

616 / 599 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

39 / 35 / 37

Range (city/hwy):

690 / 620 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

12.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

75.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4330 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3979 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

66.7 inches

Length:

189.4 inches

Wheelbase:

110.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17