Kia Models vs Toyota Models

Kia cars are known for their curb appeal, their excellent features, their ever-growing award display case, and perhaps above all, their sense of youthfulness and fun. But they also perform, every model from the compact Kia Forte all the way to the SUV that conquers on- and off-road driving, the Kia Sorento. We at Friendly Kia have put together these research pages so you can easily refer to the qualities that make each Kia model stand out and really shine compared to the competition. You can do your research using this web page so you can find the model that works best for you, but we also encourage you to come visit us at our New Port Richey FL dealership so you can get a closer look at preferred models and take them for a test drive. 

Here's a few other benefits of Kia models:  

  • Award-winning vehicles, such as the 2017 Kia Sportage (IIHS Top Safety Pick), 2016 Kia Soul (U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Cars for Families) and 2016 Kia Sedona ( 16 Best Family Cars for 2016), to name a few of the awards.
  • All Kia vehicles come with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty.
Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla Friendly Kia Clearwater Tampa FL

Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla

Kia's compact comes with more horsepower and climate-control features than the Toyota Corolla, while still getting superior fuel economy at 26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway in base models. Plus, this ride's available UVO infotainment and voice-command navigation will make fun (and functional) your Forte.

2018 Kia Forte vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla
2017 Kia Forte vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Toyota Camry midsize sedan performance Harman/Kardon stereo New Port Richey Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity Tampa FL

Kia Optima vs. Toyota Camry

It's over before it begins in the battle between the Kia Optima and the Toyota Camry, as the Optima sports greater handling, greater room for passengers and also has prestigious awards like Kelley Blue Book's Best Buy Award for 2016 to back up its claims. 

2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Toyota Camry
2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Toyota Camry

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Toyota Camry
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2015 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 Toyota Prius compact eco-friendly reduced emissions Friendly Kia New Port Richey Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity Tampa FL

Kia Optima Hybrid vs. Toyota Prius

The Kia Optima Hybrid and the Toyota Prius are both environmentally-friendly cars, but that's where the similarities end: The Optima Hybrid has more room, more power, and more amenities while still remaining as loyal to reducing emissions as the Toyota Prius is.

2015 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 Toyota Prius

Kia Cadenza vs. Toyota Avalon Friendly Kia Tampa St. Petersburg FL

Kia Cadenza vs. Toyota Avalon

Words fail when you get a closer look at the Kia Cadenza's brash, sophisticated design which only complements its stunning 12-speaker soundsystem, 290 HP and features like available heated seats and ventilated front seats. The Toyota Avalon has decidedly less power and fewer cool features and options.

2017 Kia Cadenza vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon
2016 Kia Cadenza vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon

Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4

Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4

Winner of recent awards from, Kelley Blue Book's and others, the Sportage is a road-eater of a small SUV with style, power (up to 240 HP) and towing abilities (2,000 pounds) that the Toyota RAV4 has a hard time measuring up to. Kia's longest-running nameplate is here to stay.

2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4
2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4

Kia Sorento vs Toyota Highlander V6 engine towing off-road Friendly Kia New Port Richey Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity Tampa FL

Kia Sorento vs. Toyota Highlander / Toyota RAV4

The Kia Sorento is a versatile mid-size SUV which caters to your every need, with eight model options that encompass everything from cargo room in excess of 70 cubic feet, to its ability to tow over two tons to its elegant interior, with available Nappa Leather seat trim.  

2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander
2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Kia Rio vs 2016 Toyota Yaris fun features options 5-door hatchback option Friendly Kia New Port Richey Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity Tampa FL

Kia Rio vs. Toyota Yaris

Kia has a winner with the Rio, a compact with a combination of power, design and fuel economy that is anything but small, and which makes it an easy choice over the Toyota Corolla. You'll come for the easy handling and the 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway but you'll stay for Kia's industry-leading warranty package.

2017 Kia Rio vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris iA
2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Toyota Yaris

2016 Kia Sedona vs 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan of the year ultimate minivan Friendly Kia New Port Richey Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity Tampa FL

Kia Sedona vs. Toyota Sienna/Highlander

The Kia Sedona is sweeping awards season, with 2015 wins in the Ultimate Minivan contest and as Motor Trend's pick for top minivan, among other honors. Take a seat inside and see why this minivan will make every trip, no matter the size of the group, a siesta from the mundane.

2018 Kia Sedona vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander
2017 Kia Sedona vs. 2017 Toyota Sienna
2016 Kia Sedona vs. 2016 Toyota Sienna

Kia Soul vs. Toyota

Kia Soul vs. Toyota C-HR

The Kia Soul pitches a shutout when it is compared with the newcomer, the Toyota C-HR, with superior horsepower, cargo room, passenger room, available tech and apps, and awards history - to name but a few of the advantages of this fun-loving Kia crossover.

2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Toyota C-HR

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Kia Niro vs. Toyota Hybrids

The Kia Niro is a brand-new hybrid that averages 50 miles per gallon in its base trim level, which is tops in its class for compact hybrid crossovers, but it also has the cargo room of an SUV.

2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Toyota Prius v
2017 Kia Niro vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

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Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is the first Kia sports car, due to debut in late 2017, and its performance, transmission responsiveness and top speed demolish those of Toyota's sports car, the 86. 

2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2017 Toyota 86