2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2019 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$27,850 to $35,850
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $26,180 to $33,700
MPG - City 18 - 22 41
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 N/A
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** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sorento, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Sorento or the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Sorento is a little wider than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

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