Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Kia Sorento


2021 Toyota Highlander

2.5L 4cyl


3.5L 6cyl
191 HP


295 HP
24 city / 29 hwy*

Fuel Economy

21 city / 29 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

Having a five-model lineup, the 2021 Kia Sorento is safer and more powerful than ever before. More than a dozen sophisticated safety technologies from the Drive Wise suite are available for this midsize SUV. The 2021 Toyota Highlander has also been updated to deliver better utility, safety and performance for American families. Both vehicles have three rows of seats, all-wheel drive and other premium features.


The 2021 Sorento offers a turbocharged I-4 engine block with a 2.5 L displacement. Generating up to 281 horsepower, the four-cylinder powertrain receives fuel from Gasoline Direct Injection. The Idle Stop and Go function controls some of the mechanics of this turbo engine that’s rated at 311 pound-feet of torque when the tachometer reaches at least 1,700 RPM. Displacing up to 3.5 L, the 2021 Toyota Highlander’s V6 engine can’t produce more than 295 net hp. This normally aspirated powertrain produces only 263 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 RPM. The Kia Sorento at Kia Fort Walton Beach comes with lots of other high-performance features, such as a dual-clutch transmission system that makes eight gear ratios. Similarly, the 2021 Highlander’s Direct-Shift 8AT system offers the same number of gear combinations. As a premier auto dealer, Kia Fort Walton Beach sells the 2021 Sorento with the Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive. Thanks to a center-locking differential, each wheel may receive the optimum torque under various driving conditions. This advanced component is managed by the Lock Mode for enhanced traction on wet pavement. Available only on select Highlander models, the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD offers good all-season traction. You could personalize the drive in the Kia SUV by turning on one of five settings from the Drive Mode Select. For example, the COMFORT Mode optimizes the quality of the ride on roads with lots of bumps and other types of irregularities. You will not find as many custom driving modes in the Toyota SUV.


The next-generation UVO Link technology is at your fingertips inside the 2021 Kia Sorento. Designed for Android smartphones and iPhones, this patented suite comes with remote services and other helpful functions. When you’re behind the wheel, a 10.25-inch touch screen shows lots of applications from the UVO Link suite. Our Kia Sorento online test drive allows you to explore other high-tech features inside the cabin, such as the wireless Android Auto integration and Bluetooth connections for multiple devices. In dramatic contrast, the 2021 Highlander’s multimedia console has a touch screen that measures only 8.0 inches wide. Nevertheless, the Dynamic Navigation is loaded with advanced digital features inside this Toyota SUV. Kia Fort Walton Beach wants you to check out the 2021 Sorento’s entertainment features. We offer this midsize SUV with a sound system that comes directly from the Bose brand. Consisting of a dozen speakers, the audio system is connected to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Most of the Highlander trims have a standard sound system with only six speakers, but an upgrade to 11 speakers from JBL is available.


The Kia Sorento at Kia Fort Walton Beach has the most recent version of the Drive Wise technology. More than 15 active safety features are available for this reliable midsize SUV. Some technologies that may prevent crashes at moderate speeds include the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Smart Cruise Control. The updated FCA now includes sensors that identify bicyclists and pedestrians. From the Highway Driving Assist to the Lane Following Assist, this acclaimed Kia model flaunts a host of other best-in-class safety features. You simply will not find such driving aids in the 2021 Highlander’s Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ suite. Our Kia Sorento online test drive also highlights the Parallel Exit Assist, Parking Distance Warning and other technologies that help with parking.

Reserve a test drive in the 2021 Kia Sorento at Kia Fort Walton Beach, FL. Our inventory of this midsize SUV includes five trims.

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