2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 Review

New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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New 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,150
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$25,950 to $35,880
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,569 $24,264 to $33,548
MPG - City 19 - 23 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 33 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 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 Sportage than in the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage 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
The Toyota RAV4 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Sportage will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Toyota RAV4, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage and the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage has less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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