Crossover SUVs are all the rage right now, so it's no surprise that the RAV4 is turning into one of the most popular vehicles on the market today. The right choice for any adventure, the new RAV4 has an eye-catching exterior design that features a bold front and unique paint choices to really stand out from the crowd. The interior follows suite by offering an entirely new level of sporty bucket seating.
It's the battle of the popular crossover SUV! In one corner we have the 2017 Toyota RAV4, best known for it's sporty attitude and reliable mechanics. On the opposite side we have the 2017 Kia Sportage, whose style was engineered to excite its onlookers. Which one will come out on top?
2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Kia Sportage
|2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC, 16-Valve with Dual VVT-i||Engine||2.4-Liter DOHC, 16-valve l-4|
|23/30 MPG||Fuel Economy (City/Highway)||23/30 MPG|
|Entune Audio with 6.1-in. touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers||Infotainment||AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM® 6-speaker audio system w/ 5-in. touch-screen|
When comparing these two crossover SUVs, the first thing that stands out is the difference in their looks. The RAV4 appears to be engineered a bit sportier than the Sportage, with sleeker bodylines and added roof rails for the perfect combination of athleticism and style. The front of the RAV4 is more closed, showcasing a more simple grille compared to the Sportage's open, wide-set grille. In addition to the differences in style, features found on the RAV4 but not on the Sportage include optional running boards, an outside temperature gauge, and voice-activated media controls. Finally, the RAV4 is available in a hybrid model while the Kia Sportage is not.
When it comes to reliability and utility, the RAV4 really shines. An elegant interior featuring available driver and front passenger heated seats and dual zone climate control ensure maximum comfort and reduced noise and vibration helps to avoid driver fatigue. Driver selectable modes let you customize your drive and 60/40 split rear seating allows you 73.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the second-row seats down.
Are you ready to take the 2017 Toyota RAV4 on an adventure? Stop by Bill Alexander Toyota of Yuma, AZ today and take one for a test drive!