2021 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

Red 2021 Kia Sportage and grey 2020 Toyota RAV4

The 2021 Kia Sportage is in town and it isn’t backing down for anyone. The Sportage has brought a few new design elements and features to this updated model, offering two new package options and a few refreshes. The Sportage has continued to hold its spot among the top small SUV rankings and the latest 2021 Sportage model is expected to continue blowing away the competition.

To showcase the design and performance of this Kia SUV at Friendly Kia, we have pitted it against the 2020 Toyota RAV4. This 2021 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 comparison is giving readers a closer look at how the Sportage stacks up against the competition. Continue reading to see what the Sportage has to offer or click the link below to view the current lineup of available Sportage models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL near Tampa Bay.

2021 Kia Sportage


2020 Toyota RAV4

2.4L I4 GDI Base Engine 2.5-liter dynamic force engine
6-speed automatic transmission Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission
8-inch touchscreen Infotainment Center 7-inch touchscreen
Standard Driver Attention Warning Not Available
$23,990 Starting MSRP $25,950
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Sportage Ranks Above Small SUV Segment

The Kia Sportage has always been about style and performance. In the 2021 Sportage shoppers are offered two new package options – the Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium – which take the place of last year’s S Sunroof package and Premium Package. Shoppers will be able to add these new package options onto the Sportage S trim level. The Nightfall Edition packages add black badges, a new Sportage badge across the vehicle’s liftgate, piano black exterior trim, and black  18-inch wheels to equipped 2021 Kia Sportage models.

The 2021 Sportage offers two power-packed engine options in its lineup. A standard 2.4-liter I4 GDI engine matches up with a 6-speed automatic transmission and manufactures 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque on the road. Top-tier Sportage trims feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 GDI engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. These top models generate 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The competing 2020 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a 2.5-liter dynamic force engine.

Shoppers looking for an affordable small SUV option that is built to last will want to opt for the 2021 Sportage from Friendly Kia. The Sportage offers a smaller price tag than the competing RAV4, coming in nearly $2,000 less than the Toyota, and offers a powertrain warranty that will keep drivers covered for longer.

Start your search for your next 2021 Sportage by visiting the Friendly Kia inventory for more information on in-stock models.