Compare 2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Toyota RAV4
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $26,528 $27,900
Sportage EX FWD 22 29 $25,080 $26,400
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $24,104 $25,100
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $22,656 $23,600
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 20 23 $32,703 $34,400
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 21 26 $31,256 $32,900
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
RAV4 Adventure FWD 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
RAV4 LE AWD 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
RAV4 LE FWD 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
RAV4 Limited AWD 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
RAV4 Limited FWD 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
RAV4 Platinum AWD 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
RAV4 Platinum FWD 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
RAV4 SE AWD 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
RAV4 SE FWD 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
RAV4 XLE AWD 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
RAV4 XLE FWD 23 30 $24,077 $25,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,528
$26,781
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$28,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$478 / 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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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 100.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 181.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 38.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/55HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3448 3605
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 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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