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2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sportage offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota RAV4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage and the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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 RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Sportage will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota RAV4.

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 a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver 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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and 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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2017 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $22,990 - $34,000

2017 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $24,910 - $36,150
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% --
City MPG: 20 - 22 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 23 - 29 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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,101 - $32,188 $23,291 - $33,800

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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