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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$26,050 to $35,980
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $24,357 to $33,642
MPG - City 18 - 22 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sorento will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Sorento is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Sorento will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The Kia Sorento is a little wider than the Toyota RAV4, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Sorento, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Sorento does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Sorento has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Toyota RAV4.