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Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

Chart is based on 162 fuel economy reports for the Kia Sorento and 230 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Highlander.

Kia Sorento MPG

Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2016 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2014 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2014 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2013 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2008 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2008 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 14.8 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 15.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 16.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 65 20.4  
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 70 23.0  
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 0 55 10 35 70 20.0  
2013 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 9 33 54 66 18.5  
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 25.0  
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 25 28 35 83 19.8  
2012 4dr SUV 191-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 44 17 27 68 21.0  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 28 33 39 80 29.0  
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 13 10 22 55 64 22.4  
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 19 19 50 74 21.1  
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 17 29 53 66 24.6  
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 17 48 32 71 21.9  
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 35 12 52 87 24.0  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 10 15 70 60 22.5  
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 8 37 19 36 77 20.4  
2008 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 0 10 30 60 60 19.0  
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 8 3 40 50 85 23.7  
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 7 10 54 29 65 14.8  
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 20 17 59 69 19.3  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 5 10 10 75 65 24.4  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med hvy 15 54 21 10 60 19.0  
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 65 15 15 60 17.0  
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 3 7 29 61 72 19.2  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 30 20 10 40 70 21.7  
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 26 10 64 75 16.4  
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 18.0  
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 2 52 9 38 90 15.2  
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 5 25 25 45 65 21.2  
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 25 25 25 25 80 16.2  
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 7 10 30 53 64 17.3  

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Toyota Highlander MPG

Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2016 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2015 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2014 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2013 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005.5 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2001 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 5 95 75 24.2  
2015 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 70 23.5  
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 23.7  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 0 70 100 19.4  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 10 34 41 57 21.0  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 20 45 35 70 32.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 1 80 18 67 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 7 28 65 60 20.5  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 23 28 25 25 85 28.8  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 17.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 2 2 95 80 24.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 19 27 40 68 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 9 20 36 35 64 24.7  
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 24.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 73 25.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 15 47 37 90 21.2  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 14 27 15 44 110 26.5  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat lead light 13 15 63 8 80 24.2  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 20 50 0 30 65 22.6  
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 6 14 22 58 73 20.3  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 15 12 16 57 92 19.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 19 26 23 32 66 25.8  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 28 35 27 69 25.4  
2005.5 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 60 15 100 15.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 22 24 25 28 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 16 34 47 70 20.5  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 59 14 18 61 16.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 6 12 6 76 98 21.5  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 55 35 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 20 60 10 75 21.4  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 8 18 5 68 63 19.6  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 30 25 28 85 22.3  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 50 18 30 70 18.9  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 55 14 31 63 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 2 3 88 60 26.9  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 70 22.4  

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Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 0 I average about 22-25 miles/gallon, but only if I use a fuel addative every 5,000 miles. If not I get at best about 21miles/gallon. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Average fuel economy at 22.5 MPG is lower than expected but still not bad. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I average 22 mpg in mosty city driving. Not bad for its size and weight. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
For a rather large crossover the fuel economy is absolutely amazing, check it out, it speaks for itself, and in the frist month we are getting exactly the rated efficiency, very pleased. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30% better than my previous vehicle see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Always want more MPG but it is at least 25% better than my 2006 Ford Explorer. After 15K miles of highway, city and occasionally pulling a 5'x10' trailer, I'm averaging exactly 20.9 MPG. see full Kia Sorento review
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
For a bulky and powerful SUV, it achieves a greater gas mileage than expected. see full Kia Sorento review
Kia Sorento Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Horrible fuel especially in stop and go traffic. I drive approximately 30 miles per day and within a week the take is nearly empty. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I expected the fuel economy to be somewhat better than 22.5 MPG. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The window sticker said it would get 29 mpg on the highway. I did a 500 mile trip and averaged 25 mpg. On my last 5 vehicles I averaged 2 to 3 mpg more than the window sticker when on the highway. Something is wrong with this picture. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
my commute is very short and I am averaging 16mpg despite the 'eco'light being on, which sucks see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
About 20 to 25% less than EPA estimates see full Kia Sorento review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not been brave enough to calculate fuel economy yet, but my Audi A6 1.9tdi used to return 33mpg whilst towing. I doubt the Sorento will get near that even solo! see full Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Put simply "It sucks" see full Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Getting 14-15 MPG out of a V6. Wish it were closer to 20 MPG. see full Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not great but we knew that going in. I try to drive as economically as possible and can usually squeeze 18-19 mpg in mixed driving (70%/30% split between highway and local). see full Kia Sorento review
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
15MPG - not good see full Kia Sorento review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far see full Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating. see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there. see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Tremendous, how 2.8 tons of weight use as much as 7L/100km - outstanding! see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Very good for sucha large and capable vehicle. see full Toyota Highlander review
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a SUV 20 MPG is pretty good, I can drive a car i like without suffering to much at the pump see full Toyota Highlander review
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Making conscious choices to drive gas-sparingly, I often get over 400 miles per fill up. see full Toyota Highlander review
Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumes btwn 19 and 24 MPg (cdn) city/hwy see full Toyota Highlander review
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same as the pilot, but with premuim fuel recommended see full Toyota Highlander review