2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

Red 2020 Kia Sportage, VS icon, and grey 2019 Toyota RAV4

Are you shopping around for a compact crossover SUV? Here at Kia Marin, we highly recommend the 2020 Kia Sportage, with its fun-to-drive nature, eye-catching design, a wealth of advanced technologies, and a comfortable and refined interior. See the advantages that the new Sportage has over the competition in this 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 comparison.

With its precise steering and responsive handling, the 2020 Sportage is very fun-to-drive. It delivers impressive performance with its available 2.0-liter Turbo GDI engine, which produces 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine in the 2019 RAV4 generates only 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Sportage can tow up to 2,000 pounds, compared to 1,500 pounds for the RAV4. Also, with a shorter length and a tighter turning radius, the Sportage is more maneuverable than the RAV4.

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2020 Kia Sportage VS 2019 Toyota RAV4
240-hp/260 lb-ft Max. Horsepower/Torque 203-hp/184 lb-ft
2,000 pounds Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds
Available Adaptive Headlights No
5-years/60,000-miles Basic Warranty; 10-years/100,000-miles Powertrain Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty

Compare the 2020 Kia Sportage and 2019 Toyota RAV4

The Sportage is a very safe vehicle, especially with its wide array of driving assistance technologies. This includes the available adaptive headlights, which provide excellent nighttime visibility by turning the headlights as you make a turn around a corner. The RAV4 doesn’t offer a similar feature.

For even greater peace of mind, the 2020 Sportage has very generous warranty coverage. It’s backed by a 5-years/60,000-miles basic warranty and a 10-years/100,000-miles powertrain warranty. The 2019 RAV4 has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

Are you a compact crossover SUV shopper from the San Francisco Bay Area? Visit us at Kia Marin and take the 2020 Kia Sportage for a test drive!


Dashboard and dark grey front seats in 2020 Kia Sportage
Red 2020 Kia Sportage driving by large houses
Red 2020 Kia Sportage driving on a dirt road
Turbo GDI engine in 2020 Kia Sportage