2018 Kia Sportage vs Toyota RAV4

Top compact crossovers, like the 2018 Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4, let you cruise around town with confidence and fuel economy to spare. Both models pack generous features into a small package. On the flip side, they impress with their roomy cabins.

2018 Kia Sportage vs Toyota RAV4

Cabin Comfort


Hop into a 2018 Kia Sportage to experience its uniquely soft-yet-supportive cabin. The seats are cushy, but still big on support. Rush-hour traffic is no big deal - you'll get through every kind of commute in perfectly balanced comfort. The Sportage is also spacious, front and rear, boosting its appeal for growing families.

After last year's redesign, the Toyota RAV4 is stocked with high-quality materials and a modern cabin layout. That means comfy spots for your elbows and roomy, supportive seating throughout. There's really only one drawback: lack of small item storage. You'll find cramped arrangements for your smartphone and wallet, and there's only one cupholder in the front row (unlike in the Sportage, where you'll find two).


Tech Features


The Sportage's tech features greatly add to its appeal, especially if you're smartphone-addicted. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features keep you connected, but safely. They display smartphone apps like Maps and Music on your central touchscreen. You can also use Siri or Google Assistant voice controls to send hands-free texts or search Twitter. The Uvo touchscreen is also highly agreeable. It's everything you want in a touchscreen, including intuitive menus and quick responses.

When you opt for Toyota's enhanced Entune infotainment system, you'll enjoy all the modern infotainment basics. Use Bluetooth to connect your smartphone. From there, it's easy to make hands-free calls or stream Pandora radio stations. Although you won't find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - the latest in smartphone integration technology - the RAV4 does feature Siri Eyes Free. If you've got an iPhone, you can use its Siri voice controls via the central system.


Power & Performance


If you're shopping for a smooth, quiet ride, the 2018 Kia Sportage will exceed your expectations. When you take it out for a test drive, you'll find it strikes an excellent balance between comfort and athleticism. It rivals competitors with its controlled handling and sharp steering - especially around corners.

Like the Sportage, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 earns up to 23 city/30 highway mpg. That's pretty good mileage for such a sporty crossover. If you're looking for a turbocharged engine, however, you're out of luck. The RAV4 only comes with one engine option, unlike the Sportage, which lets you upgrade your powertrain for a quicker ride.




After it earned the top score of "Good" in nearly every single crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the RAV4 a 2018 Top Safety Pick+. The front crash prevention system, which automatically applies the brakes when it senses danger, earned a rare score of "Superior." Every RAV4 comes with a rearview camera, making it easy to spot a potential hazard.

Though it hasn't been rated yet for 2018, safety is also a major priority for the 2017 Kia Sportage. Named a 2017 Top Safety Pick (though without the "+") by the IIHS, it closely trails the RAV4 in crash tests. The Sportage features a strong standard safety lineup, with everything from hill-start assist to a rearview camera to help you avoid sticky situations. Add the Uvo telematics system, and you'll be prepared for emergencies with on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification.


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With its sporty ride and roomy, high-tech cabin, the 2018 Kia Sportage is an all-around heavy hitter. We think that once you sample its smooth, compliant ride and peppy turbocharged power, there's no going back. Inside, there's plenty of room for a gang of growing kids or a gaggle of your friends. Smartphone aficionados can stay connected without even looking down at their devices. If safety is on your mind, fear not, because the Sportage earned top-notch crash-test scores. The 2018 Kia Sportage is the total driver and passenger package.

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