Kia Sportage Vs. Toyota Rav4

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If you’re in the market for a 5-seat compact SUVs, you probably have a few vehicles on your list to check out. One might be the Toyota Rav4. The Kia Sportage is another one to seriously consider.

There’s no need to look beyond the all-weather year-round practicality that you’ll find in a small SUV, but the perks of this compact and peppy style are endless. A high seating position makes for an easy step-in height and a commanding view of the road. A smaller design compared to the larger SUV and crossover counterparts makes driving, parking, and maneuverability a breeze. Add in ample cargo space and ground clearance and you have a winning combination. Plus, they’re just a pleasure to drive.

With so many options how do you know which one to choose? We’re comparing the Toyota Rav4 with the Kia Sportage.

Here are some highlights for each model.

2020 Kia Sportage:

  • Kia is one of JD Power’s winningest car brands for 2019 and has consistently been at the top since 2012.
  • Won the 2019 JD Power Highest Quality Small SUV Award (also recipient in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013).
  • Earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Kia boasts a best-in-class warranty that is lightyears – and calendar years – ahead of the competition. It features a Basic 5-Year or 100,000 km, a Drivetrain 5-Year or 100,000 km, a Corrosion 5-Year/Unlimited km, and a Roadside Assistance 5-Year/Unlimited km.

2020 Toyota RAV4

  • Toyota won Best Resale Value Brand at Kelley Blue Book’s


The Toyota Rav4 LE FWD comes standard with manual transmission, rearview camera, heated seats, 6 speakers, and heated sideview mirrors.

The Kia Sportage LX AWD drive comes standard with all-wheel drive, automatic transmission, 17” alloy wheels, 8” audio display, 6 speakers, rearview camera, heated sideview mirrors, and much more.

You really can’t go wrong with any compact SUV – excellent maneuverability, and great fuel economy to name a few. But there’s one model that might give you more for less. Check out the chart below for the full comparison details, which includes other popular models too.