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2022 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2022 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $24,090 to $35,250
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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Invoice* $23,125 to $33,664 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 19 - 23 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.1 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 181 - 240 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 176.4 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Sportage 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. 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.

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
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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 less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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