2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Toyota Rav4

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Sportage on the left "vs" a passenger side exterior view of a blue 2018 Toyota Rav4 on the right

Finding the right new vehicle for you can be very difficult with all of the available options out there. Sifting through the size, efficiency and interior features of even a few vehicles that you are interested in can become overwhelming in a hurry. Even after narrowing your choices down to the sporty and stylish 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Toyota Rav4, you still have mountains of information to comb through before you know which vehicle will meet or even maybe exceed your daily demands. That is why we have compiled the key differences and similarities between the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 right here for you.



2018 Kia Sportage

Versus

2018 Toyota Rav4

2.4L I-4 Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
181 HP/ 175 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 176 HP/ 172 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Similarities & Differences of the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Toyota Rav4

As you can see from the easy to read graph above, the standard drivetrain specs between the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 are almost a mirror image, but the 2018 Sportage does deliver slightly more power than the 2018 Rav4. The 2018 Kia Sportage also offers an upgrade to its standard engine with a 2.0L 16-Valve Turbocharged I-4 engine that cranks out 240 horsepower and 237 lb-ft of torque. This Turbocharged I-4 engine also pairs with the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission to achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 21 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway with Front-Wheel Drive (FWD). All trim levels of both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 provide optional All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Other exciting exterior features of the 2018 Kia Sportage & 2018 Toyota Rav4 include 17” wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, Power Outside Folding Mirrors, and a Noise Reducing Front Windshield. On the inside of the 2018 Sportage and the 2018 Rav4, you will find seating for five people, but the 2018 Kia Sportage offers more rear legroom, head room, and hip room than the 2018 Rav4 does. The 2018 Kia Sportage also provides its owners with 2,000 pounds of standard towing ability while the 2018 Toyota Rav4 only offers 1,500 pounds. With more engine options and interior space, the 2018 Kia Sportage sends the 2018 Toyota Rav4 into second-place. Come and take the winning 2018 Kia Sportage for a test drive today at Carolina Kia in High Point, NC.