New Compact SUV Comparison: 2022 Kia Sportage Versus 2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Kia Sportage or the 2022 Toyota RAV4?

New Compact SUV Comparison: 2022 Kia Sportage Versus 2022 RAV4

You’ve decided you want a new compact SUV, and you’ve narrowed your choices down to a 2022 Toyota RAV4 and 2022 KIA Sportage, but which one is the better choice? Which one has the features you want? Both are compact SUVs of comparable size and functionality, but there are some key differences. Toyota and KIA are brands that have done well in the industry by turning out multiple models that are popular and well-accepted by the general populous, but does one shine brighter than the other in this comparison? 


The Toyota RAV4 and 2022 KIA Sportage both offer driver-assistive features like forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic alerts. These features, among others, have garnered a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA. Both models have a quality standard four-cylinder engine with cutting-edge technology and connectivity. They are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible, with satellite radio and Bluetooth standard on both models. Power seat adjustments with heated seat and steering wheel options are available for either model. An all-wheel drive powertrain is an option to handle harsh road conditions or surfaces. Overall, both models are comparable, having many of the same features, but KIA edges out Toyota with some features that Toyota’s RAV4 does not have.

KIA Advantages

The 2022 KIA Sportage offers a powerful turbo engine option that edges out the RAV4 in the performance area. Toyota’s RAV4 provides you with a four-cylinder engine that offers up to 203 hp with 184 lb.-ft. of torque, while the KIA Sportage’s turbo engine provides 240 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Other advantages include the Sportage’s extra head and leg room for the front, while the back seat offers more leg room for your rear seat passengers. KIA has a larger fuel tank to help you travel farther and ample cargo space to carry the equipment or gear you need for your next road trip. The KIA Sportage also handles better and has a smaller turning radius than the RAV4, and the starting cost is usually lower for KIA.

Premier Warranty for KIA Models

Perhaps one of the best advantages that KIA offers is a much better warranty on the Sportage. KIA comes with a basic warranty that covers your vehicle for five years or up to 60K miles, with a powertrain warranty that covers you for ten years or up to 100K miles. Toyota simply does not match up with their basic warranty of three years or up to 36K miles, and their powertrain warranty is only good for five years or 60K miles. 

The 2022 KIA Sportage has much to offer for compact SUV enthusiasts, and you can learn more about the KIA Sportage or other 2022 KIA models when you come by Premier KIA of Kenner and test drive the 2022 KIA Sportage. See how well it handles around New Orleans, Kenner, and Metairie, so you can know you have the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle.