Trying to decide between the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2019 Kia Sportage can be tough. Both vehicles offer plenty of value for drivers shopping around for a five-passenger compact crossover SUV. However, the RAV4’s complete overhaul for the 2019 model year has brought with it a variety of changes that make the 2019 Sportage seem dated by comparison.
For drivers who value choice and personalization in their vehicles, it’s worth noting that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is available in two more trims than the 2019 Kia Sportage. The 2019 RAV4 is available in five trim levels (LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited) while drivers only have three trim options for the 2019 Kia Sportage (LX, EX and SX Turbo).
Although both the 2019 RAV4 and the 2019 Sportage emphasize their cargo areas, drivers who own a 2019 RAV4 will be able to take advantage of more space overall. The volume of the 2019 RAV4’s cargo area is 69.8 cubic feet, while the 2019 Sportage’s cargo area has a volume of 60.1 cubic feet.
Every 2019 Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Kia Sportage comes standard with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with an output of only 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The difference in performance can be felt on the highway, where drivers will notice that the 2019 RAV4 accelerates smoother than the 2019 Sportage.
Available 2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior Color Options: Blueprint, Ruby Flare Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Lunar Rock, Midnight Black, Blue Flame, Blizzard Pearl, Super White and Silver Sky Metallic.