With its pricier price, more impressive technology features, and a spacious cabin, the completely overhauled Sportage wins in this comparison to the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 is one of the most expensive compact SUVs in the class, and the $905 difference between both SUVs is reason enough to opt for a fully redesigned Sportage over the Toyota.
The Sportage is estimated to achieve up to 28 MPGe combined from its 2.5-liter four-cylinder while the Toyota RAV4s standard powertrain is capable of achieving up to 30 MPGe combined. The Sportage offers 240-hp options, and the RAV4 has a available gas-electric hybrid powertrain that has a total of 194 total system horsepower. The Sportage gives you much more optional horsepower, plus a Kia 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Kia Sportage is not likely to sell anywhere near as many units as models such as the Toyota RAV4, but its redesign may gain it some awards, and the consideration of prospective buyers. On the flip side, its redesign is absolutely essential to Kias Sportage competing in its own car segment. In addition to Sportages massive change (no pun intended) in size, the 2023 model year completely overhauls the exterior of the tiny SUV.
Many smaller SUVs are getting a big makeover for the 2023 model year, including the Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage. To stay competitive in the hot small SUV segment, Kia has introduced the completely revised Sportage for the 2023 model year.
While the two models are similar in passenger volume, with the Sportage offering 98.6 cubic feet of passenger volume while the RAV4 offers 98.9 cubic feet, Kias SUV Kia stands out, offering excellent features at much lower cost than the Toyota SUV Toyota. If you are looking for a smaller family SUV with an even greater driving range, the RAV4 Hybrid is your best option. As a daily-drive SUV, the RAV4 excels, offering spacious cabin space, great fuel economy, plenty of driver assistance, and helpful technology features newly added in 2023.
With seating for five people and a fuel-conscious 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine under the hood, the RAV4 offers a sensible mix of power and economy. The Sportages roomy cabin and solid features-per-dollar values make it a worthy alternative to industry stalwarts such as the Toyota RAV4.
The 2022 KIA Sportage offers a high-output turbocharged engine option, which edges the RAV4 in performance. The Toyota RAV4 gives you a four-cylinder engine offering 203 horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque, whereas the turbo 2022 KIA Sportage offers 240 horsepower with 260 pound-feet of torque.
Both Toyota RAV4 and 2022 KIA Sportage provide you with driver-assistance features such as Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assistance, Blind Spot Monitor, and Cross Traffic Alert.