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2014 Kia Sportage vs. 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage than in the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Toyota FJ Cruiser will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
The Kia Sportage requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, 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 FJ Cruiser. 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 Sportage and the Toyota FJ Cruiser have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sportage is much slimmer than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Sportage, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Drivetrain
The Kia Sportage has much lower torque than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is clearly the choice over the Kia Sportage for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sportage has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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 FJ Cruiser. The Kia Sportage has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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


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2014 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $28,400

2014 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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MSRP*: $27,680 - $29,270
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 21 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $20,727 - $26,504 $25,743 - $27,221

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