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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

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2021 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$29,390 to $42,590
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$28,500 to $37,330
Invoice* $28,362 to $40,674 $26,791 to $35,091
MPG - City 21 - 24 41
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Sorento has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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