There has perhaps never been a better time to buy a new SUV. With so many drivers becoming more interested in SUVs, automakers everywhere have invested more into their models, churning out better vehicles year after year and giving drivers endless options to choose from. The problem with so many options, though, is that it can be overwhelming!
That’s why we’re here to help! At Hesser Toyota, we believe that Toyota vehicles always offer the best value, no matter which vehicle segment it is. But we’re not just going to tell you that, we’re going to show you with our latest model comparison page of the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Kia Sportage, two widely popular compact SUVs. To see which model has more to offer drivers, we’re going to compare the performance, efficiency and interior space of the 2019 RAV4 and 2019 Sportage. Note that we’re comparing the base trims for both SUVs. Let’s see which SUV comes out on top!
2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Kia Sportage
|203 HP||Horsepower||181 HP|
|184 lb-ft||Torque||175 lb-ft|
|30 MPG||Fuel Economy (Combined)||25 MPG|
|37.6 Cubic Feet||Interior Cargo Volume||30.7 Cubic Feet|
When looking at the key metrics and specifications of both the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Kia Sportage, it’s not hard to figure out why are both so popular among drivers! Both compact SUVs have a lot to offer drivers, whether they’re looking for space, performance or efficiency. However, when you compare the two side-by-side like in our table, it’s clear that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has the advantage over its Kia competitor.
To start with, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has much more to offer when it comes to performance than the 2019 Kia Sportage. With substantially more horsepower and torque, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has a smoother and more exhilarating drive than the Kia Sportage can match. But that’s not all. Despite offering more power, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 also is much more efficient than the 2019 Sportage. Usually to get more power an SUV needs to sacrifice efficiency, but that’s not the case with the 2019 RAV4 which offers a combined fuel economy of 30 mpg, far better than the 2019 Sportage’s 25 mpg.
Of course, we can’t end the comparison without also looking at the interiors for both SUVs. Even in compacts, drivers still need space, which they get plenty of with the 2019 Toyota RAV4 with its standard interior cargo volume of 37.6 cubic feet, significantly more than the 2019 Kia Sportage.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Toyota RAV4? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!