Compare the Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4

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Compare the Kia Sportage & Toyota RAV4 in Hagerstown

Here at our new Kia dealership in Hagerstown, we know the value of this brand and how much it appeals to so many lifestyles. A model like the Kia Sportage near Chambersburg PA can give you a premium selection of features, comfortable seating surfaces, the latest technology, and an impeccable design that excels over others in its class. Whether you're interested in getting more space for your family to grow into, or you have a busy lifestyle that requires more space, there's a Kia Sportage SUV on our lot that is perfect for you.

When it comes to shopping, our customers know that there is value in research, and our team is prepared to help you maximize your time. We've done the comparisons for you so you can spend more time thinking about color options and trims. The Kia Sportage goes up against the Toyota RAV4, a model that tries to offer an economical option for the SUV market. The RAV4 falls short in many ways when compared to the Sportage, and its not just in its delivery of the key features that you rely on for safety and convenience.

Interior Space

While these two models are similar in passenger volume, with the Sportage offering 98.6 cubic feet of passenger volume and the RAV4 offering 98.9 cubic feet, the Kia SUV stands out by providing great features for much less than the Toyota SUV. The Kia Sportage also delivers cargo space specs similar to that of the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 only offers 41 and 37.8 inches of front and rear legroom, while the Sportage provides you with 41.5 and 38.2 inches of front and rear legroom. Rear hip room is also more plentiful in the Kia SUV than it is in the Toyota SUV, as is the available front headroom offered.


Inside the new Kia Sportage, Charles Town WV drivers can find a Dual-Level Cargo Floor, privacy glass, Fold-Flat Rear Seats for customizable cargo transport, and a 17-Step Recline feature on the rear seats for optimum comfort. With the RAV4, you might get to fold the rear seats flat, but a 17-Step Recline feature isn't offered, and you won't get a dual-level cargo floor. The Sportage also offers a Smart Welcome feature that illuminates your door handle when it senses your Smart Key approaching, which is something Toyota has yet to provide to its drivers on any model.

Safety & Convenience Technology

In the Sportage, you'll be graced with an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, while the RAV4 comes with a 7.0-inch display. Both models can offer a backup camera and smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the Kia SUV can give you available Adaptive Headlights, which the RAV4 near Martinsburg WV does not offer. In the Kia Sportage, you'll also get to operate Siri with the Siri Eyes Free feature for compatible smart devices, which is something the Toyota RAV4 does not have available.

Performance & Efficiency

The Kia Sportage near Frederick MD also offers more horsepower than the RAV4, with an available 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder Turbo engine delivering 240 horsepower. The RAV4 only offers a maximum of 203 horsepower on its 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine, which is the only option available to drivers. Towing is also better with the Sportage than it is in the RAV4, with the Kia SUV delivering up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped, and the Toyota SUV giving just 1,500 pounds.


There's no question as to which SUV offers the better warranty. For the Kia Sportage, you'll get the industry-leading warranty including:

  • Basic Warranty: 5 years /60,000 miles
  • Limited Powertrain: 10 years /100,000 miles
  • Anti-Perforation: 5 Years /100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years /60,000 miles

On the Toyota RAV4, your warranty will look like this:

  • Basic Warranty: 36 months /36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 60 months /60,000 miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: 60 months /unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance: Available as part of ToyotaCare, which will incur an additional charge

Key Differences

Kia Sportage

  • Cargo Space: Up to 60.1 cubic feet
  • Engine Options: A standard 2.4-liter 4-Cylinder Engine with 181 horsepower | An optional 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder Turbo engine with 240 horsepower
  • Maximum Towing: Up to 1,653 pounds | Up to 2,000 pounds with trailer brakes
  • Available Drivelines: FWD & AWD
  • Standard Safety: Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology with Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Auto Emergency Braking and Warning, and High Beam Assist

Toyota RAV4

  • Cargo Space: Up to 69.8 cubic feet
  • Engine Options: A standard 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine with 203 horsepower
  • Maximum Towing: Up to 1,500 pounds
  • Available Drivelines: FWD & AWD
  • Standard Safety: Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 with Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic High Beams


Hagerstown Kia

10307 Auto Place
Directions Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • Sales: (301) 739-7283
  • Service: (301) 739-7283
  • Parts: (301) 739-7283

Visit our dealership to browse our new and , and be sure to let us know which models stand out to you. If you have any questions during any point in your shopping process, you can reach out to our team and we'll be glad to get you the answers that you need to make an informed decision. We'll assist you in finding a new Kia lease or loan option to suit your lifestyle the best, and we work with you based on your credit history and preferred price range.

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