kia sorento vs toyota highlander

2022 Kia Sorento vs 2022 Toyota Highlander

Americans are attracted to SUVs mainly due to their ample space, powerful engines, and versatile nature. The 2022 Kia Sorento and the 2022 Toyota Highlander are two of the biggest competitors in the segment. How do they compare? At Kia of Puyallup in Puyallup, WA, we have put together a comparison guide for the 2022 Kia Sorento vs 2022 Toyota Highlander to help you make an informed decision!


2022 Kia Sorentovs2022 Toyota Highlander
$29,590Starting MSRP$35,855
2.5-liter 4-cylinder or Turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinderEngine3.5-liter V6
191 (2.5-liter) or 281 (Turbocharged 2.5-liter)
Engine Horsepower (hp)295
181 (2.5-liter) or 311 (Turbocharged 2.5-liter)
Engine Torque (lb.-ft.)263


Which Is a Better Buy: 2022 Kia Sorento or 2022 Toyota Highlander

From the table above, we can infer that the 2022 Kia Sorento is a better bet as it offers two types of engines. Depending on your requirements, you can opt for the trim that provides a direct-injection engine or a powerful turbocharged variant. The 2022 Kia Sorento is also more competitive in terms of pricing. There are other parameters where the 2022 Kia Sorento stands out.

An available all-wheel-drive system consistently monitors road conditions. It distributes power to the wheels that need it for advanced traction and control, as well as increased ground clearance. Torque vectoring aids in increasing stability when cornering, while four modes available with the all-wheel-drive system adjust wheelspin for enhanced control in different conditions.

Keeping you safe, the 2022 Kia Sorento features the Kia Drive Wise system. It includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance, Blind Spot Assistance, 360º Surround View Monitor, Safe Exit Assist, Parking Collision Avoidance, and more.

On the inside, reclining second-row captain’s chairs slide forward at your touch, giving you easy access to the third row. With room for up to seven passengers, the 2022 Sorento is versatile. The standard 50/50 split-folding third-row seats also fold to expand the cargo space.

We believe the 2022 Sorento is a better bet in the above comparison. Schedule a test drive at Kia of Puyallup in Puyallup, WA, to take it for a spin.

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