2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV cargo room IIHS Top Safety Pick Friendly Kia New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill FL

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV cargo room IIHS Top Safety Pick Friendly Kia New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill FL

Mid-size SUVs like the 2016 Kia Sorento and the 2016 Toyota Highlander are hot vehicles right now; but it's not just a fad, or a passing fancy. The popularity of these versatile beasts is more an indication that technology is catching up with our driving needs and desires. For example, if you would have told the earliest car owners in the 20th century that some day there would be vehicles that have the cargo room and power of a truck but the handling of a sedan, then the classic sedan would have been marked for extinction before it even became popular.

The Scottish Highlands are known as a mountainous region, which is accurate since the 2016 Highlander can drive off-road, as can the 2016 Sorento. But check out the sticker price: At Friendly Kia, we have models that start around $20,025 with the Friendly Kia VIP Price, while the area competition has 2016 Toyota Highlander models that start at around $32,000 for base models. That's a huge plus in favor of the 2016 Sorento, but it's far from the only one. When this clash is over, the 2016 Highlander will be the vehicle heading for the hills in retreat.

 

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Power Your Way Through the Morning Commute with the Kia Sorento

Among the many winning features the 2016 Kia Sorento brings to this dust-up is its nice power combo - with a roaring 290 HP and the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds in any of four models with V6 engines, the 2016 Sorento is a force to be reckoned with. The 2016 Toyota Highlander can also tow 5,000 pounds in models with V6 engines but has a peak HP of 270, which is close but doesn't reach the same heights as the Sorento. In addition, the 2016 Sorento gets you more miles per fill up in base models, with 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, easily beating the 2016 Highlander's 20 city and 25 highway. As if we didn't give you enough reasons (affordability, value and power) to go out and snare a Sorento, the 2016 Kia Sorento was also named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, so it is more durable and impact-resistant than the 2016 Toyota Highlander.

As one final incentive, let us present you with this: The 2016 Sorento comes with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty, vastly superior to the 2016 Highlander's 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and its 3-year/36,000-mile limited basic warranty. We have the Kia Sorento available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase this rugged, value-packed SUV at Friendly Kia, located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV cargo room IIHS Top Safety Pick Friendly Kia New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill FL