The compact crossover class is built for the masses. Vehicles in this class provide excellent ride height, industry-leading cargo volume and plenty of standard technology to make getting around all kinds of terrain in all kinds of weather not only possible but enjoyable. By combining the robust extroversion of an SUV with the accessibility of a compact car, these vehicles are the perfect intersection of practicality and performance.
Within this class, perhaps no two models are as experienced and storied as the Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4. Both vehicles have spent over a decade on the market, helping drivers everywhere find certain footing for journeys of any distance. Today, we’re going to be comparing the 2019 Kia Sportage – a model that carries over the favorite features and aesthetics of the 2018 Kia Sportage – to the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Let’s see who comes out on top!
2019 Kia Sportage
2018 Toyota RAV4
|181 horsepower (2.4L engine)||Standard horsepower||176 horsepower (2.5L engine)|
|240 horsepower (2.0L turbo)||Available horsepower||N/A|
|38.2 inches||Second-row legroom||37.2 inches|
|Yes – standard on EX and SX||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible?||No – not available on any RAV4|
|Yes – four years running||J.D. Power mass-market initial quality leader?||No|
|5 years / 60,000 miles||Bumper-to-bumper warranty||3 years / 36,000 miles|
|$21,880 – Best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing*||Starts at||$24,660|
On paper, the 2019 Kia Sportage is clearly the superior vehicle. Unless you’re an origami crane, however, real life isn’t made from paper. The real way to see how the 2019 Kia Sportage fares is to stop by for a test drive. We know that once you have a chance to get behind the wheel of the personality-infused 2019 Kia Sportage, you’ll love the combination of a robust engine, solid transmission and amazing handling dynamics.
You’ll also love the standard and available technology and safety features that the 2019 Kia Sportage generously provides from the base trim level up.
At Friendly Kia, you’ll love working with a dealership that has built a name on low-pressure, driver-centered new Kia sales. Our goal is always to promote and maintain driver satisfaction. We do that in a few ways – the first by offering Tampa Bay’s largest inventory of vehicles like the 2019 Kia Sportage. Secondly, we have the lowest prices in Tampa Bay.
Finally, we put you at the center which has allowed us to become one of the highest rated dealerships on Yelp!, Dealer Rater, Google, Facebook and the Better Business Bureau as well as being welcomed into the Kia President’s Club. That final honor, given only to 30 dealerships nationwide, is our pride and joy and signifies our rock-solid commitment to honesty and transparency in our sales and service.
Stop by today to see why the 2019 Kia Sportage is the compact crossover for you and how being Friendly makes all the difference!