2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid vs. 2024 Toyota RAV4 Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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Picture of the 2024 Toyota RAV4

2024 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $28,675 to $38,380
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MPG - City 38 - 42 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 - 44 MPG 28 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 74.1 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*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 Sportage Hybrid than in the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage Hybrid 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 Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage Hybrid is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sportage Hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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 Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4.