Kia Sorento SX Limited SUV Hagerstown KiaKia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander

It's no secret that a family of seven or eight needs a larger vehicle than a midsize or compact SUV, which is why our selection of new Kia models is a great place to begin your search. The three-row 2020 Kia Sorento SUV in Hagerstown gives you a lot more to look forward to than just more space for whatever life throws your way. The 2020 model year proves to be an exciting one for the Sorento, Chambersburg PA will agree. While it has managed to impress and accommodate in previous model years, the brand took it a step further this year by offering one-touch slide-and-fold second-row seats and a 14-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

While we are certain that the Kia Sorento stands heads above the competition, we understand that our customers deserve to know how their SUV has prevailed over models like the 2020 Toyota Highlander. With our comprehensive comparison, you'll not only learn what makes the 2020 Sorento so different from other models, but you'll see how it can provide a more comfortable and accommodating ride than the 2020 Highlander.

Comfort & Convenience

There's no question that on the road of life, spills happen, which is why the Kia Sorento in Charles Town WV offers YES Essentials Seat Fabric as a standard feature. This fabric helps keep your SUV looking clean for longer by repelling spills and preventing stains, which is something that the Highlander doesn't offer, making this Toyota SUV less kid-friendly than the Kia SUV.


Both of these three-row SUVs for sale near Martinsburg WV include smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Kia Sorento offers heated front seats on the LX trim level. To equip this feature on the Highlander, you'd have to spend a lot more to get it on the XLE trim level. If you're interested in getting navigation, you'll be better off sticking with Kia, which provides you with this crucial feature for much less than the Highlander will. While both models can offer a SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial for up to three months, the Highlander SUV doesn't offer four 12v power outlets like the Sorento SUV does. The 2020 Kia SUV gives you two in the first row, one in the second row, and one in the cargo area, while the 2020 Highlander SUV only provides two of these outlets.


If you're interested in the latest safety features, the 2020 Kia Sorento offers Brake Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance, Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Keeping Assist, and Forward Collision-Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection for less than the 2020 Toyota Highlander does. On the Sorento EX, you'll enjoy the available Driver Alert Warning feature that alerts you when your SUV senses that your driving habits indicate you're drowsy. With the Highlander, even the highest trim level doesn't have this feature listed as an option.

Interior Space

You'll love how the 2020 Kia Sorento in Frederick MD offers up to 154.2 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 2020 Toyota Highlander, which offers 141.3 cubic feet. For legroom, the 2020 Sorento offers more in the first and third rows than the 2020 Highlander. For cargo space, you'll get up to 73 cubic feet with the seats lowered and 11.3 cubic feet behind the third row of the Kia Sorento. In the Toyota Highlander, you have 84.3 cubic feet and 16 cubic feet, but that makes it harder to park and cuts into your legroom.


The Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander offer all-wheel drive, which is helpful when navigating the unpredictable weather in Maryland. The difference is, you'll may a lot more for this to be included on your 2020 Highlander than you would if you chose the 2020 Sorento. The Kia SUV also offers two engine options, while the Toyota SUV only features one engine. Both can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.


The 2020 Kia Sorento offers an Industry-leading warranty than the 2020 Toyota Highlander with the Kia 10 Year / 100,000-mile Limited Powertrain warranty, while the Toyota SUV offers coverage for 5 Years / 60,000 miles. You'll also get longer coverage from Roadside Assistance with a Kia SUV, which offers this service for 5 Years, while the Highlander only offers up to 2 Years as part of the ToyotaCare program.

Key Differences

With the Kia Sorento, protecting your investment with a better warranty is one major advantage over the Toyota Highlander, which keeps you from paying for certain repairs, which can be costly. The Sorento also provides a more affordable option for drivers of all lifestyles when compared to the Highlander, which charges for similar features or for trims that don't even have the same options as the Kia SUV.


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Contact our team today if you're interested in learning more about the new Kia Sorento and how it can change how you experience your commute. Our team here at our new Kia dealership encourages you to take a look around our inventory to see which of our new and pre-owned Kia models is the best fit for your lifestyle, then contact us to learn about taking the next steps. We'll help you to discover the right Kia lease or loan option for your needs and get you on the road in your perfect vehicle in no time.

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