2017 Kia Sportage vs Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape vs Toyota RAV4
Kia Sportage vs Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4
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On the hunt for the perfect small SUV? There are plenty of contenders out there, but only the facts will show you why at Carriage Kia we think the 2017 Kia Sportage LX FWD is the best choice.
There’s intense competition between the Sportage and its rivals, like the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4. However, the practical Kia Sportage LX FWD is the most appealing right off the bat, with the lowest price of the four SUVs. You could save anywhere from $500 to $1,700 by choosing to buy a Kia vehicle.
But that lower price tag doesn’t mean the Sportage LX FWD lacks features to make it packed full of value. Luxuries like heated front seats, a multi-adjustable driver’s seat, and dual zone climate control are available in the Kia Sportage alone. The competitors offer fewer amenities, and even when they do have certain choices, they may not be standard. For instance, you’ll find satellite radio in every Kia Sportage trim level, but this feature is only available as an extra in the Toyota RAV4, and not an option at all in the other two.
The 2017 Kia Sportage LX FWD is also a great selection when you’re looking for the more efficient rout. It ties in second place for fuel economy with the RAV4, and beats out the Ford Escape by 2 mpg. But the Kia Sportage can top its competitors in performance, too. Where the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 all tow up to 1,500 pounds, the Kia Sportage boasts a maximum of 2,000 pounds of towing capability.
Below is a breakdown of how Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 measure up against the Kia Sportage:
Kia Sportage vs Honda CR-V
There are a lot of advantages that the Kia Sportage has over the Honda CRV. The first advantage is that is that it is less expensive than the CRV. In fact, it is almost three thousand dollars cheaper. And this price is going to significantly go up as you add on more features to the CRV. The second advantage is that the towing capacity. This means that the Sportage can tow up to 2,000 lbs when the CRV can only tow up to 1,500 lbs. This is because it has 75 more horsepower than the 2.4L engine that the CRV comes with. The third advantage is that the Sportage has a 6 speed automatic and a 6 speed manual when the CRV is only going to come in a 5 speed automatic. The only advantage that the CVR has over the Kia Sportage is that it has a better fuel economy. Therefore, it is going to be a lot better on gas than the Kia Sportage.
Kia Sportage vs Ford Escape
There are a couple of advantages of the Kia Sportage when it is compared to the Ford Escape. The first advantage is that has more standard and available horsepower than the Ford Escape has. This is because of the twin-scroll turbocharged engine that the Kia Sportage has. The second advantage is the all wheel drive instead of the four wheel drive that the Ford Escape has. This means that you are also going to get the option of a sporty 6 speed manual transmission along with a 6 speed automatic. Both of the SUV’s are going to come with the 5 year/100,000 km powertrain warranty
Kia Sportage vs Toyota RAV4
There are five main advantages when you are comparing the Kia Sportage to the Toyota RAV4. The first advantage is the warranty of the car. The Kia Sportage comes with a 5 year/100,000 km powertrain warranty, which is going to cover most of the things that can go wrong with the car. The RAV4 only comes with the basic warranty of 3 years/60,000 km. The second advantage is that it has a better towing capacity than the Toyota RAV4. The Kia Sportage can tow up to 500 more lbs than the RAV4.
The fourth advantage is that you are not going to be able to get a 6 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission with a Toyota RAV4. This is because it is only going to come in an automatic so the customers are not going to have as many options to choose from when it comes to getting what you want in a new vehicle. The fifth advantage is that a person is going to have more legroom when they are riding in the back of the Kia Sportage than if they were riding in the back of the Toyota RAV4. They both have the same power but the Sportage comes with a 260 hp GDI four cylinder engine.
When you look at some of these numbers, it’s clear that the 2017 Kia Sportage LX FWD offers the best value, comfort, and performance for the most appealing price. To learn more about why we love the Kia Sportage, call us today!