2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

The compact crossover has become one of the most popular vehicle classes over the past couple of years. More and more consumers are trading in their bigger, bulkier, and less efficient crossover SUVs for a compact SUV that is more affordable and gets better gas mileage. Car brands are constantly trying to outdo their competition with their new compact crossovers, but which ones are actually, the best.

That's why we'll be comparing two of the most popular compact crossovers available today, the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Toyota RAV4. We'll examine each models' starting MSRP, fuel economy, as well as their horsepower and torque capabilities. Note that we'll be comparing each models' base level trim to be as fair as possible.

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2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Toyota RAV4
$23,500 Starting MSRP $24,410
26 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 25 MPG
181 HP Horsepower 176 HP
175 lbs.-ft. Torque 172 lbs.-ft.

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As you can see, both compact crossovers offer good value within their class with their fuel economy and performance capabilities. However, when matched side-by-side, the 2018 Kia Sportage clearly holds the edge over its Toyota competitor. Even though the 2018 Kia Sportage has a lower starting MSRP, it still will give you a better fuel economy, as well as give you more horsepower and torque.

The differences may seem slight and razor-thin, but when you're investing so much of your hard-earned money into a new car, don't you want to be sure you're absolutely getting the very best value? You can be sure you're getting that with the 2018 Kia Sportage.

With the 2018 Kia Sportage, it truly is a best-of-both-worlds with fuel-efficiency and performance. But, it offers more than just that. The 2018 Kia Sportage is also one of the safest vehicles on the road today, loaded with advanced safety technology to keep you as safe as possible. Available safety features on the 2018 Kia Sportage include:

  • Electronic Stability Control 

  • Traction Control System 

  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution 

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking 

  • Blind-Spot Detection 

  • Lane Departure Warning System 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage and all its features and capabilities? Contact our expert staff at Courtesy Kia today who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the compact crossover! Or, better yet, schedule an appointment to test drive the 2018 Kia Sportage at Courtesy Kia today! 
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How much can you fit in the new Kia Sportage?

The new Kia Sportage crossover SUV offers passengers amazing comfort while being built for life’s adventures. The 2018 Sportage has a striking, driver-oriented design, expandable cargo, and Smart Power Liftgate technology. Add in Kia’s great safety features, and the Sportage is a great vehicle for a family trip, offering great passenger and cargo storage.