When shopping for a capable set of wheels, many drivers end up comparing the Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4. Both models are excellent choices for drivers looking to get around the roads of North Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, KS, or Kansas City, MO, but which one should you pick?
Let us at Oakes Kia help you decide with our 2023 Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison. Contact us today.
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At the heart of any great machine is a robust and dynamic engine that can propel you down the road in style. Toughness and ferocity make your drives more fun, along with the thrill of smooth and fast acceleration. You’ll want to take that power with you on your many future adventures.
Both the Sportage and the RAV4 have peppy engines under their respective hood hoods, which helps drivers achieve more oomph when they press the accelerator. Front-wheel drive comes standard on both SUVs as well; you can opt for all-wheel drive with an upgrade.
The difference? The Kia’s available Active All-Wheel Drive pairs with a center locking differential allows all the wheels to spin at the same speed regardless of traction. This is especially helpful on tough turf. So, go on, take the Sportage into the great outdoors!
Along with exceptional off-road capabilities, the Kia Sportage can also tow more than the Toyota RAV4 at its base level. When properly equipped, the Sportage can tow up to 2,500 pounds, which is plenty of power for an ATV, a small aluminum boat, a pop-up camper, you name it.
On the other hand, the RAV4’s base model can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. With a 1,000-pound difference between the two SUVs, you’ll have more options to tow with the Sportage than with the RAV4.
When you’re traveling to and from work, school, or anywhere else, safety is a top priority. You want to ensure you and your passengers make it to your destination safe and sound. That’s probably why these two models are on your radar in the first place.
Both the Kia Sportage and the Toyota RAV4 come with incredible safety and driver-assist features. You’ll find standard features like these in either model:
Additionally, both models have available Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist to provide extra support when you’re changing lanes.
However, only the Kia Sportage comes standard with Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, a system that can monitor your driving habits and warn you that it might be time to take a break when it senses you’re drowsy or distracted. It also alerts you to vehicle movement ahead of you.
This feature will help maintain a safe drive for everyone.
Once you get inside these rides, you’ll be surrounded by comfort and convenience. However, the Kia Sportage will give your taller friends a bit more space to get comfortable. Let’s take a look at their cabins.
The Kia Sportage impresses with 41.4 inches of legroom in the front and 41.3 inches of legroom in the back. The Toyota RAV4 has a bit less to offer, with 41 inches of front legroom and 37.8 inches of rear legroom.
Front passengers are sure to love the heated and ventilated seats available in either model. As the driver, you'll be perfectly comfortable with either of their available power-adjustable driver seats. However, the Kia Sportage’s 10-way adjustable seat option will provide more customization than the Toyota RAV4’s 8-way adjustable seat option.
Also, both models offer standard infotainment systems equipped with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Both models come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and steering wheel-mounted controls too!
However, the Toyota’s upgraded multimedia display only spans 10.5 inches, whereas you can experience a 12.3-inch display in the Kia.
While it’s clear that both rides are convenient, capable, and comfortable, we believe the Kia Sportage has a bit more to offer drivers around the areas of North Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO. If you’re still deciding, why not check it out for yourself and experience it firsthand?
Visit our showroom at Oakes Kia to test drive the Kia Sportage today!
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