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2014 Kia Sportage vs. 2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sportage offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota RAV4, with comparable head- and legroom. The Toyota RAV4 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage 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). 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. Both the Kia Sportage and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

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 similar torque, the Kia Sportage and the Toyota RAV4 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Kia Sportage 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 Sportage is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sportage has a little more 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 significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

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

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2014 Kia
Sportage

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

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: 19 - 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $20,727 - $26,504 $22,020 - $27,787

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