2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Kia Sorento
The year 2000 saw the introduction of one of our favorite sport utility vehicles on the market today, as it was the year the Toyota Highlander first became available. Nearly 2 decades a 3 generations later, and we’ve got one of the most popular midsize crossovers on the market available right here at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail. We decided to see what makes it such a great choice by comparing it to one of its biggest competitors, thus we took a closer look at the 2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Kia Sorento, a crossover that was introduced just 3 years later.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Highlander
Let’s start at the top of the table above, where it becomes immediately obvious that neither vehicle is very fuel efficient. But you can’t expect a large crossover to be incredible fuel efficient anyways, which is why the 0.7 l/100km advantage that the 2016 Toyota Highlander does have over the Kia Sorento is so key. It certainly begins to make up for what it lacks in the power department, as the next row shows the Sorento overpowers the Highlander by 20 horsepower. It’s unfortunate, but 270 horsepower is still an impressive amount for crossover this size.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander brings things back into its favor by offering superior space, both in terms of cargo and passengers. For starters, its basic cargo hold provides an extra 2.5 cu. ft. of space to hold whatever you and your passengers bring along. Furthermore, you’ll have an extra 4.5 cu. ft. of space for up to 7 passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in thanks to 158.7 cu. ft.
All of these factors put together proves to us that the 2016 Toyota Highlander is the superior midsize crossover in our opinion. If you agree, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website so you can come take it for a spin and see for yourself. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if any questions arise.