When we compare the Kia Sorento's and the Toyota RAV4's specifications and ratings, The Toyota RAV4 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Sorento's and the Toyota RAV4's specifications and ratings, the Toyota RAV4 is a better car than the Kia Sorento.
Kia Sorento vs. Toyota RAV4 Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Sorento ranges from $32,338 to $44,913 while a used 2024 Toyota RAV4 is priced between $30,382 to $38,922. For a new model, the Kia Sorento's price is between $31,815 and $46,043, with the Toyota RAV4 priced between $31,030 and $41,639.
Kia Sorento vs. Toyota RAV4 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Sorento loses 48.5 percent of its value and the Toyota RAV4 loses 34.7 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 retains 13.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Sorento.
Kia Sorento vs. Toyota RAV4 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Sorento is 7.7 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Kia Sorento being ranked 35 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs and the Toyota RAV4 being ranked 6 out of 66.
Kia Sorento vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Sorento is 8.0 out of 10. For the Toyota RAV4 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Toyota RAV4 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Sorento.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Sorento’s base engine makes 191 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Sorento is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 513 miles. The RAV4 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles.This gives the Toyota RAV4 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Kia Sorento the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota RAV4, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and cargo space. The Kia Sorento, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota RAV4 has higher safety ratings than the Kia Sorento, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.49 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Sorento has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.