2023 Kia Sorento vs. 2024 Toyota RAV4 Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sorento

2023 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $30,390 to $46,990
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Picture of the 2024 Toyota RAV4

2024 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $28,675 to $38,380
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 MPG 28 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.5 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 189.0 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*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.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the Toyota RAV4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.