2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 kia sportage and 2018 toyota rav4 side by side

The 2018 Kia Sportage offers drivers an amazingly-versatile crossover SUV. The Sportage features impressive capability thanks to an available turbo engine, a spacious and comfortable interior and a host of standard and available advanced safety technology.

The Sportage is the perfect vehicle for the whole family, featuring an interior that offers some of the latest and greatest convenience technology, including a UVO infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

To prove how impressive the 2018 Kia Sportage truly is, let's take a closer look at how it compares to one of the most popular vehicles in its category: the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

2018 Kia Sportage


2018 Toyota RAV4

240 Maximum Horsepower 176
Yes Available Apple CarPlay / Android Auto No
Starting at 2,000 pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds
$23,600 Starting MSRP $24,510

2018 Kia Sportage Edmonton, AB

The first thing that jumps out when comparing the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is the difference in price. You'll see that the RAV4 starts off about $1,000 more expensive than the Sportage. You'll see a closer to a $2,000 difference between the top-tier RAV4 Platinum and the top-tier Sportage SX Turbo, too.

While the RAV4 offers two sub-200 horsepower engines (one Hybrid option), the Sportage offers two engines, including one turbo engine option that will produce 240 horsepower. For more power and capability, the Sportage is the easy choice.

Both the 2018 Sportage and the 2018 RAV4 were named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety, however, the Sportage received a passenger safety rating of five stars for the frontal crash test, while the RAV4 received only four stars.

Another noticeable absence for the RAV4 is the availability of leather seating, which cannot be found on any trim level. The Sportage offers leather seating at the top trim level. Additionally, the Sportage offers a number of available features you won't find on the RAV4, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity, Blind Spot Monitoring, driver's seat lumbar support and more. 

There are so many reasons to drive the new 2018 Kia Sportage! Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Sportage at Kia of West Edmonton and experience it for yourself!

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How Safe is the 2018 Kia Sportage?

The award-winning Kia Sportage offers drivers in Edmonton a capable and versatile crossover SUV. The innovative and efficient Sportage is perhaps best known for its impressive safety capability. The 2018 Kia Sportage was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institution for Highway Safety thanks to its impressive design, newly-available headlights and more. New for 2018, the Sportage now offers a Technology Package across more trim levels that features a number of innovative safety features. Read more to learn more about the safety technology you’ll find with the 2018 Kia Sportage. Read More