Comparing the 2020 Kia Sportage and the Toyota Rav4 at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna, GA

July 16th, 2019 by

If you’re in the market for a compact SUV, the 2020 Kia Sportage and Toyota Rav4 are undoubtedly at the top of your list. While the Toyota Rav4 has been on the market for a much longer period, the 2020 Kia Sportage has quickly become one of the most reputable vehicles in the segment.

Anyone who values reliability, performance, and affordability will be especially keen on the stylish and functional Kia Sportage. To help you make the best decision for your unique needs, we’ve prepared a head-to-head analysis of the 2020 Kia Sportage and the Toyota Rav4.

Utility and Performance: 2020 Kia Sportage vs Toyota Rav4

When you think of compact SUVs, performance and utility may not be the first categories to jump out at you. However, today’s compact SUVs are engineered for versatility, which may mean towing light toys and/or accelerating on the highway. When you consider horsepower, torque, and towing capacity, the 2020 Kia Sportage offers you the most. The Sportage allows you to choose from two four-cylinder engines:

  • The S, LX, and EX trims feature the efficient 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder GDI engine that produces 181 HP and an impressive 23/30 MPG (City/Highway).
  • The SX Turbo trim comes with a remarkable turbocharged 2.0-Liter engine that delivers an astonishing 240 HP and up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque, which achieves 20/28 MPG (City/Highway).

In contrast, the Toyota Rav4 only offers one engine that produces 203 HP and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. And when you put these engines to the test, the Rav4 manages to tow a mere 1,240 pounds, while the Sportage can top out at approximately 2,000 pounds.

Passenger Comforts and Space: 2020 Sportage vs Toyota Rav4

While the Kia Sportage is a compact SUV, it’s big on value and offers more features than the Rav4. In particular, the Sportage offers Android Auto and Apple Car Play on a large 8-inch touch screen display on the base trim. If you want these features on the Toyota Rav4, you’ll have to shell out major bucks by choosing one of the higher, more expensive trims.

In addition to more interior features, the Kia Sportage offers more front and rear legroom than the Rav4. The Sportage boasts 41.5 inches of front legroom and 38.2 inches of rear legroom. Front and rear passengers in the Rav4 will feel more cramped with only 41 inches of front legroom and 37.8 inches of rear legroom.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna for New 2020 Sportage SUVs for Sale

If you’re on the fence between the 2020 Kia Sportage vs the Toyota Rav4, we encourage you to stop by Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna to test drive the new Sportage. With an unmistakable value, the Sportage features world-class technology and is backed by America’s best warranty. Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna today for new Sportage SUVs for sale!