The 2017 Kia Sportage is a dazzling example of what next-level design and performance can be for the small SUV class. While the 2017 Toyota RAV4 small SUV has a big name, it falls short in the power, performance and price categories, as well as available technology, as we will see in our comparison of these two crossovers.
The 2017 Sportage is a redesigned and revamped crossover with a peak horsepower of 240 in its top trim level, which has the turning circle of a compact car but which also has more than 60 cubic feet for cargo. The 2017 RAV4 has 176 HP in all of its trim levels, which is lacking in comparison, and also tows a maximum of 1,500 pounds, while the 2017 Sportage does 33 percent better with the ability to tow 2,000 pounds. And all of this power and versatility in the 2017 Sportage comes for around $18,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the competition is asking for more than $25,000 for the 2017 RAV4.
|2017 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2017 Toyota RAV4|
|$18,025 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$25,900 (The Competition)|
|23, 30||MPG (city, highway)||23, 30|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|Yes||Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "Best Buy" - Small SUV?||No|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV"?||No|
The 2017 Kia Sportage not only has a better price and performance package, it's top-flight with the technology as well, with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can sync up your compatible smartphones, while the 2017 RAV4 doesn't have either of these handy apps that give you access to your phone. The 2017 Sportage also has an expanded trophy case that speaks of its quality, with a win for Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "Best Buy" in the Small SUV category and from Cars.com as the "Best New Compact SUV." The 2017 RAV4 doesn't have either of these honors.
Come visit us at Friendly Kia for these superior features and at a better price point on the 2017 Kia Sportage, plus its warranty coverage which is longer-lasting than the RAV4's, at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.
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