We love to show off the Kia Sorento and welcome any comparisons to its competitors. We often hear the Kia Sorento compared to the Toyota RAV4 for having similar features. Let's dive deeper into the topic.
The Kia Sorento has a power engine that is capable of 185 horsepower compared to the RAV4's 176. However, the vehicles then come to a stalemate, as both offer a 4-cylinder engine, automatic transmission, and AWD.
Each vehicle has comparable safety features, including electronic stability control and brake assist. However, the RAV4 does not come equipped with hill assist control or front active headrests. In the NHTSA safety ratings, the Sorento received a 5-star rating overall, including the front and side crash tests, while the RAV4 faltered with a 4-star overall rating.
The Kia Sorento's warranty also dwarfs the Toyota RAV4's option. The basic Toyota package is 36 months or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper coverage and a powertrain warranty of 60 months/60,000 miles. The basic warranty of a Kia Sorento is a whopping 60 months/60,000 miles and powertrain of 120 months/100,000. That is nearly a forty percent increase in warranty coverage.
Most of the essential features for each vehicle is the same. However, the Sorento comes with a standard windshield de-icer, two rows of seating, and greater passenger space. The Sorento has 146.4 cubic feet, compared to the RAV4's 100.7 cubic feet. In each category of head, leg, hip, and shoulder room the Sorento has the RAV4 on the ropes.
If you would like to test drive the Kia Sorento today and see the differences for yourself, visit Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX.