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The Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sportage compact crossovers both provide smooth rides and comfortable interiors. However, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 offers a more fuel-efficient, powerful engine, strong off-road capabilities, more cargo space, and plenty of advanced tech and safety features. Serving the counties of Los Angles, Riverside, and Orange, Longo Toyota has an experienced team ready to help you find the right car for you.

Performance

2020 Toyota RAV4

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with front-wheel-drivetrain power the RAV4. All-wheel drive is optional on all trims except for the Adventure and TRD trims, which come standard with AWD. The powertrain makes 203-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated 35 mpg on the Southern California highways and 26 mpg on the city streets of Rosemead, Hacienda Heights, and Alhambra. Multi-terrain Select is included on all-wheel-drive models and offers mud, sand, rock and dirt, and snow driving modes. The 2020 RAV4 has the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds.

2020 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage gets its power from a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive, which produces 181-hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Sportage achieves an estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg driving in the city. The available SX Turbo trim employs a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. All-wheel drive and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are optional.

Features

2020 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 comes standard with fabric-trimmed seats, a versatile 60/40 split-reclining fold-flat rear seat, power outside mirrors, and up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space. You can opt for SofTex®-trimmed seating, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a panoramic moonroof, and a hands-free power liftgate.

Standard technology consists of an Entune™ multimedia system with a 7.0-inch color touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa integration, Bluetooth®, advanced voice recognition, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a USB port. The new Entune™ 3.0 Premium Audio infotainment system, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, a JBL® audio system with eleven speakers and 800-watts, four additional USB ports, and wireless charging are available.

2020 Kia Sportage

Cloth-upholstered seats, a 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, a dual-level cargo floor for storage, remote keyless entry, and up to 60.1 cubic feet of cargo volume are included. Available features include leather-trimmed seating, heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, and a hands-free power liftgate.

Included technology on all Sportage trims is comprised of an 8.0-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, voice recognition, a six-speaker audio system, and a USB port. Optional are navigation, SiriusXM® satellite radio, SiriusXM® Traffic, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon® surround-sound system, an additional USB port, and wireless charging.

Safety

2020 Toyota RAV4

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*. Pre-collision with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and automatic high beams are each included with the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite of driver-assistance. An integrated backup camera, active cornering assist, hill-start assist, trailer sway control, Safety Connect emergency and roadside assistance also come standard.

2020 Kia Sportage

The 2020 Kia Sportage received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. Standard safety features include driver attention warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, and an advanced airbag system. Additionally, automatic emergency braking, traction control, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and downhill brake control are standard.

Pricing

2020 Toyota RAV4

Starting at $25,850 MSRP**

2020 Kia Sportage

Starting at $23,990 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

** MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for cars (Yaris, Yaris HB, 86, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius, Prius Prime, Avalon, Avalon HV, Mirai, GR Supra), $1,120 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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