Compare 2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Toyota RAV4
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FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LX 23 30 $22,656 $23,600
AWD LX 21 25 $24,104 $25,100
FWD EX 22 29 $25,080 $26,400
AWD EX 21 25 $26,528 $27,900
FWD SX Turbo 21 26 $31,256 $32,900
AWD SX Turbo 20 23 $32,703 $34,400
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FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LE 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
FWD XLE 23 30 $24,077 $25,750
AWD LE 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
AWD XLE 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
AWD Hybrid LE 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
FWD Adventure 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
AWD Adventure 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
FWD SE 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
AWD Hybrid XLE 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
AWD SE 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
FWD Limited 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
AWD Hybrid SE 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
AWD Limited 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
AWD Hybrid Limited 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
FWD Platinum 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
AWD Platinum 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,656
$23,057
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$24,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 48.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 6.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 104.7
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 65.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 61.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 38.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3455
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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