In comparing the Kia Sportage's and the Toyota Corolla Cross's specifications and ratings, the Kia Sportage has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. The Toyota Corolla Cross has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Kia Sportage's and the Toyota Corolla Cross's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Corolla Cross is a better car than the Kia Sportage.
Kia Sportage vs. Toyota Corolla Cross Pricing
A used 2023 Kia Sportage ranges from $25,895 to $38,687 while a used 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross is priced between $27,314 to $35,777. For a new model, the Kia Sportage's price is between $28,853 and $39,302, with the Toyota Corolla Cross priced between $25,511 and $34,213.
Kia Sportage vs. Toyota Corolla Cross Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Sportage loses 42.8 percent of its value and the Toyota Corolla Cross loses 31.4 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Corolla Cross retains 11.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Sportage.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Sportage’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla Cross base engine makes 169 horsepower. The Sportage is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. The Corolla Cross is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 miles.This gives the Toyota Corolla Cross the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Kia Sportage the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Kia Sportage has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Sportage has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.