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2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 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 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. 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 the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same 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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2016 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $25,100 - $43,300

2016 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $24,350 - $32,910
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.48%
City MPG: 17 - 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 23 - 29 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,232 - $40,680 $22,768 - $30,770

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.