2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Toyota Highlander red

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Kia Sorento in black

2019 Kia Sorento

2.7L 4-Cylinder


2.4L 4-Cylinder
185 hp


185 hp
184 lb-ft


178 lb-ft

Max Seating Capacity


Palm Beach County drivers on the hunt for a spacious midsize SUV that’s packed with the latest in technology will likely have come across the 2019 Toyota Highlander and 2019 Kia Sorento. Even though both vehicles are strong options for the West Palm Beach roads, only one can end up on your driveway. Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach is comparing the Toyota Highlander vs. Kia Sorento to see which is the better option in terms of interior, performance, and technology features.

Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander: Performance

While both vehicles offer reliable engine performance, what the Kia Sorento offers can’t beat the 2019 Highlander.

  • 2019 Toyota Highlander
    • Engine: 2.7L 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 185 hp
    • Torque: 184 lb-ft
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • 2019 Kia Sorento
    • Engine: 2.4 I4
    • Horsepower: 185 hp
    • Torque: 178 lb-ft
    • Transmission: Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)

Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

Step inside these family-sized SUVs and you will instantly feel comfortable and relaxed inside of the new Toyota Highlander. Drivers will get more cargo space in the Highlander for grocery runs, family vacations, and sporting events on the weekends.

2019 Toyota Highlander Interior Dimensions (front/second-row/third-row seats)

  • Headroom (without moonroof): 40.7/39.9/35.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: 59.3/59.6/55 inches
  • Hip Room: 57.2/57.1/45.6 inches
  • Legroom: 44.2/38.4/27.7 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 83.7/42.3/13.8 cubic feet
  • Seats: Up to 8

2019 Kia Sorento Interior Dimensions (front/second-row/third-row seats)

  • Headroom (without moonroof): 39.5/39.3/36.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: 59.1/58/52.8 inches
  • Hip Room: 56.7/56.4/41.4 inches
  • Legroom: 44.1/39.4/31.7 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 73/38/11.3 cubic feet
  • Seats: Up to 7

Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Features

Both SUVs offer the up-to-date technology which includes heated front seats, ventilated front seats, remote keyless entry, power windows, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. However, there is an abundance of standard features that the Toyota Highland offers, but not the 2019 Kia Sorento. Those include:

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Entune™ Audio
  • Integrated Backup Camera
  • Star Safety System™
  • 4.2-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • Rear-Seat Blue-Ray DISC™ Entertainment System with 9-Inch Display
  • Cargo Area Lights

Test Drive the 2019 Highlander at Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach

The 2019 Kia Sorento is a great competitor, but it can’t compete with the 2019 Highlander’s interior features, dimensions, performance, and more. You can even see how the Highlander compares against other competitive vehicles like the Ford Explorer. Visit Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach, and we’ll explore the Highlander model lineup, answer any questions about the Highlander XLE, the Toyota Highlander reviewsrecommended maintenance schedule, discuss your financing options, and help create a financing or leasing plan best suited for you. Contact us today with additional questions about the highlander, our used Highlander inventory, or to get the process started.

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