Compare 2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Kia Sorento
2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Kia Sorento


2020 Toyota Highlander

22 city / 29 hwy*

Fuel Economy

21 city / 29 hwy*
185 HP


295 HP
2.4L 4cyl


3.5L 6cyl

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

When you put the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Toyota Highlander side-by-side, you’ll see that the Sorento excels in many ways. For starters, the Kia Sorento ranks #1 in its class of midsize three-row SUVs. The Kia Sorento stands out for its exceptional performance capabilities along with its dazzling style and interior design. With plenty of space for people and cargo, the Kia Sorento is a great vehicle to take along for family road trips or when you simply need to bring all your gear along for the ride. While the Kia Sorento can easily fit a carful of adults, the Toyota Highlander has much more limited space in the third row. Its cargo area is smaller than that of the Kia Sorento, which makes it harder to go on extended getaways. The Kia Sorento also has a wider range of options for its mechanical configuration. While we can tell you about the benefits that the Kia Sorento offers, you’ll want to schedule a 2020 Kia Sorento virtual test drive to see the Sorento’s great features and amenities for yourself. You can easily set up an online test drive by contacting Step One Kia Fort Walton Beach today.

Interior Design

A lavish interior is a highlight of the Kia Sorento. You’ll get a fully loaded interior at the base level, with even more amenities added to successive trim levels from there. The Sorento starts off with a seven-inch infotainment display. Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are all standard. Smartphone integration is also a standard feature, and you’ll start with a six-speaker audio system. The LX, which is the second Sorento trim, adds a few more USB charging ports. It also comes with more safety aids. An available Convenience package adds roof rails, more safety aids, and dual-zone climate control. The S trim adds the contents of the Convenience package plus larger wheels and a black exterior. The EX Sport brings exterior accents, leather seats, and a quieter ride with noise-reducing windows. The SX trim, which tops the list, adds navigation and a larger eight-inch display. The Sorento has a spacious interior that seats seven, while the Highlander has standard seating for eight. Bluetooth is not standard in the Toyota Highlander. Schedule a 2020 Kia Sorento virtual test drive to see firsthand all the features available with the Sorento.


The Sorento features a stylish exterior at all trim levels, with some special trim-specific designs added to the upper level trims. The Sorento starts off with 17-inch alloy wheels, while roof rails are added to the second trim level. With the S trim you can get a sportier appearance complete with larger 19-inch wheels and black exterior accents. The EX Sport brings its own set of unique exterior accents. The Toyota Highlander has more limited features for a unique and distinctive exterior. The Highlander does not give you the option of getting larger wheels until you reach the top trim level. Additionally, roof rails are not added until the top of the line.


When you schedule an online test drive at Step One Kia Fort Walton Beach, you can also get a feel for the Kia Sorento’s performance capabilities. The Sorento comes with a choice of two engines, while the Toyota Highlander only has one. The Sorento automatically comes with all-wheel drive for most trim levels except the base, which allows you to drive with confidence when road conditions are less than optimal. The Toyota Highlander, on the other hand, comes standard with front-wheel drive. If you want all-wheel drive, you have to pay extra for the upgrade.

While you can read about all that the Sorento offers through our website, scheduling a 2020 Kia Sorento virtual test drive is the only way to experience the Sorento’s wonderful features for yourself. Contact Step One Kia Fort Walton Beach to take your remote test drive today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.