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2015 Kia Sorento vs. 2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 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). The Kia Sorento will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota RAV4, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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 a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, 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 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sorento as you will in 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.

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2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700

2014 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,550 - $29,720
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 18 - 20 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,474 - $39,233 $22,020 - $27,787

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