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Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento
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$28,000
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Subaru Outback
2021 Subaru Outback
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
277 hp
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Other
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
N/A
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
36.1 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
N/A
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
N/A
17" x 7"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
N/A
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
N/A
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
N/A
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
N/A
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
N/A
29 MPG
24 MPG
City
N/A
26 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
N/A
33 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
6.2 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
18.5 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
481 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
610.5 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
N/A
191.3 in
194.9 in
Height
N/A
66.4 in
68.1 in
Max Width
N/A
73 in
76 in
Front Width
N/A
61.8 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
N/A
62.8 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
N/A
108.1 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
8.7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
N/A
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
N/A
42.8 in
40.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
N/A
40.1 in
39.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
58.1 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
55.5 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
N/A
39.5 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
N/A
39.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
57.4 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.8 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
N/A
45.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,635 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
2,700 lbs
5,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
N/A
75.7 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
N/A
32.5 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
32.5 ft³
16 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
N/A
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles