2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Toyota RAV4Mar 3rd, 2020
Recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2020 Sportage immediately sets itself as an SUV that is ready to make serious waves in the compact segment. With one of the most powerful engines, aerodynamic styling, and excellent value, the Sportage gains even more attention when lined up with the competition. Here, we compare the 2020 Kia Sportage to the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
The price is right with the 2020 Kia Sportage
The Sportage is the more accessible SUV. For example, the entry-level LX FWD trim has a starting MSRP of $25,795. The RAV4’s lowest priced trim, the LE FWD, starts higher at $28,090. As a matter of fact, the starting MSRP of the AWD Sportage LX, at $27,795, is still priced below the RAV4 LE FWD. You can have a great value by purchasing a Sportage model.
The 2020 Kia Sportage out powers the RAV4
The Sportage features two engine choices, beginning with a 2.4L four-cylinder that generates 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The second engine, offered on the SX trim, comprises the 2.0L Turbo GDI four-cylinder that develops an amazing 237 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is the best-performing engine offered between all Sportage and RAV4 models. Full torque is achieved at just 1,450 rpm. This creates a responsiveness that will keep you at the front of busy traffic.
The RAV4 also includes two engines. The first is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that develops 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The other is the same engine combined into a hybrid system that outputs 219 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. However, if you are looking for a true performance vehicle, the Sportage SX leads the pack.
The Sportage also features an exterior that is designed to enhance agility and stability. It is lower and reduces ground clearance by over 40 mm, keeping the center of gravity much lower than the RAV4. This increases cornering performance and allows the vehicle to lean better into curves. The shorter length of the Sportage also assists with handling.
Inside the Kia Sportage comes, like all Kia vehicles, loaded with standard features. Especially when comparing the base models, some features on the Sportage are better. For example, the RAV4 has a 7-inch touch screen where the Sportage has an 8-inch unit.
The 2020 Kia Sportage offers many other features that differentiate it from the competition. You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.