2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4
Any vehicle that intends on competing in the compact crossover SUV class of the automobile industry is going to have to contend with the Kia Sportage. As one of the automaker’s most popular models, the Sportage offers just about everything a driver needs to get to where they are going efficiently and safely. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be a very clear illustration of just how far the Kia platform has come for the new model year. Buyers interested in the 2020 version of the Sportage will see updated front- and rear fascia elements as well as a larger touchscreen interface to control the infotainment system and more available safety features.
Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Sportage today by calling, 877-885-7998.
In the modern automotive industry, a vehicle has to have access to the latest connectivity technology to even have a chance of being successful. This is an area where the 2020 Kia Sportage is able to outshine the 2019 Toyota RAV4. The 2020 Sportage is just the latest iteration of the popular crossover SUV to be compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. On the other side of the equation, the Toyota RAV4 only just got this capability with the 2019 model year. Additionally, Toyota RAV4 owners will not be able to access Android-based applications through the crossover SUV’s infotainment system. Finally, independent online reviews have praised the 2020 Sportage for having spacious seating for both front and rear passengers. The same reviewers took issue with the comfort displayed by the front seat of the 2019 RAV4.
2020 Kia Sportage
2019 Toyota RAV4
|2.4-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.5-L, 4-Cyl.|
|5 Passengers||Max. Seating||5 Passengers|
|Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™||Smartphone Integration||Apple CarPlay™ Only|
Customers interested in the 2020 Kia Sportage will have two engines to consider. The standard powertrain setup consists of a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque and can record 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway with front-wheel-drive. Potential owners can also choose a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is also mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Models equipped with front-wheel-drive will make 240 horsepower and those with all-wheel-drive will make 237 horsepower. Both figures for the turbocharged engine Kia engine are higher than what the four-cylinder engine used by the 2019 RAV4 produces, which tops out around 200 horsepower.