When comparing the new Toyota Highlander to the 2018 Kia Sorento, it is immediately apparent the Sorento offers drivers more value. Features found on the Kia Sorento such as, Rear Park Assist System, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Surround View Monitor are only found on the higher trim levels of new Toyota Highlander SUVs. Some features drivers of the 2018 Kia Sorento will enjoy that are not offered on the new Toyota Highlander are: Dynamic Bending Light, LED Tail Lights and Nappa leather-trimmed seats. Overall, it's clear at first glance that in a comparison of these two new SUVs, the Kia Sorento delivers more value over the Toyota Highlander.
For customers looking for more power in a 4-cylinder, the Toyota Highlander has no options. Whereas, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers drivers a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder for that extra power in a 4-cylinder SUV. All new Sorento engines use Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). The Highlander does not offer GDI on any engine. The new Kia Sorento also offers customers 3 engine choices compared to only 2 offered on the new Toyota Highlander.
When it comes to infotainment, the Toyota Highlander lacks Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™; both of which are available with the Kia Sorento's UVO eServices system. Kia also offers Sorento owners a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® satellite radio on all trim levels. This same feature is only offered on higher trim level Toyota Highlander models. Popular features customers will find on the 2018 Kia Sorento are:
Owners of a new 2018 Sorento will appreciate Kia's 5-year/60,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty. The New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty on the new Toyota Highlander is only a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty. Highlander's Limited Powertrain Warranty at 5-year/60,000 miles is half the value of Sorento's 10-year/100,000 miles Limited Powertrain Warranty. Owners of both of these mid-size SUVs will enjoy Roadside Assistance, however Kia Sorento drivers will get 5-year/60,000 miles of Roadside Assistance, compared to Toyota Highlander's 2-year/25,000 mile Roadside Assistance.
The new 2018 Kia Sorento will be hitting the streets of Dubuque, Iowa soon! We encourage you to contact us online or by calling 563-583-8825 so we may answer any questions you might have. Reserve your new Sorento now at Finnin Kia, Dubuque's trusted Kia dealership!