In comparing the Toyota 4Runner's and the Kia Sportage's specifications and ratings, the Toyota 4Runner has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The Kia Sportage has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Toyota 4Runner's and the Kia Sportage's specifications and ratings, the Toyota 4Runner is a better car than the Kia Sportage.
Toyota 4Runner vs. Kia Sportage Pricing
A used 2024 Toyota 4Runner ranges from $41,290 to $61,929 while a used 2024 Kia Sportage is priced between $30,457 to $39,859. For a new model, the Toyota 4Runner's price is between $45,044 and $58,306, with the Kia Sportage priced between $30,366 and $40,135.
Toyota 4Runner vs. Kia Sportage Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota 4Runner loses 24.7 percent of its value and the Kia Sportage loses 42.8 percent of its value. This means the Toyota 4Runner retains 18.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Sportage.
Toyota 4Runner vs. Kia Sportage Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota 4Runner is 8.7 out of 10 while the Kia Sportage's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Toyota 4Runner being ranked 6 out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs and the Kia Sportage being ranked 21 out of 55.
Toyota 4Runner vs. Kia Sportage Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota 4Runner is 9.2 out of 10. For the Kia Sportage the reliability rating is 7.9 out of 10. This gives the Toyota 4Runner an advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Sportage.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota 4Runner’s base engine makes 270 horsepower, and the Kia Sportage base engine makes 187 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Kia Sportage has higher safety ratings than the Toyota 4Runner, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.