Kia Vehicles vs. Toyota Vehicles

Kia models are highly-regarded, award-winning vehicles, with two consecutive years as the highest-ranked brand in initial quality in the 2017 and 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Studies. They also combine youthful design, fine performance, and an affordable price tag, which is even more impressive when you compare them with Toyota models in the same class. Read on for links to pages comparing Kia and Toyota models, and for some benefits of specific Kia models on this page, as well!

Kia ModelVehicle ClassToyota Model
OptimaMidsize SedanCamry
CadenzaLarge SedanAvalon
SoulMulti-Purpose / HatchbackC-HR & Prius V
SportageSmall SUVRAV4
SorentoMidsize SUV4Runner & Highlander

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Kia Forte vs. Toyota Corolla: The 2017 Kia Forte offers more horsepower than the 2017 Toyota Corolla in the compact class, with a peak of 164 HP to the Corolla’s 140, and the Forte also features a redesigned exterior and a base MPG of 29 city, 38 highway. Kia Optima vs. Toyota Camry: In the midsize sedan class, the 2018 Kia Optima offers more audio and tech options like Apple CarPlay that the 2018 Camry doesn’t have, and is better for families with its lower MSRP and roomier interior with 104.8 cubic feet to the 2018 Camry’s 100.4 cubic feet.

SUVs & Minivan

Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4: The 2018 Kia Sportage features more performance and towing power than the 2017 Toyota RAV4 in the small SUV class, with a maximum of 240 HP and 2,000 pounds of towing power, to the RAV4’s 176 HP and 1,500-pound towing capacity. Kia Sorento vs. Toyota 4Runner & Highlander: On the midsize SUV front, the 2018 Kia Sorento is a roomier SUV with a maximum of 154.2 cubic feet for seven passengers to the 2017 Toyota Highlander’s 144.9 cubic feet. The 2018 Sorento also comes with 73 cubic feet for cargo, and superior base fuel economy at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, while the 2017 Highlander averages 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. The 2018 Sorento also tops the 2018 Toyota 4Runner’s available HP with 290 max. to the 4Runner’s 270, and has available features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both which neither the 4Runner nor the Highlander have.

Hybrids / Multi-Purpose Vehicles

The Kia Soul returns for the 2018 model year with a turbo-charged 201 HP engine option, 11 fun colors, and nearly 30 combined MPG, while the 2017 Kia Niro is a compact hybrid crossover with 50 combined MPG in its base trim and room for 54.5 cubic feet of cargo with 139 net HP. In comparison, the Toyota Hybrids offer less for a higher cost, as the 2017 Prius also averages 50 combined MPG base, but only comes with 121 net HP. The Prius also has a smaller cargo area than the Niro, as does the 2017 Prius v wagon, which averages around 40 combined MPG as a hybrid, but only has 34.3 cubic feet of cargo room, which the Niro with its 54.5 cubic feet for cargo and the Soul with its 61.3 cubic feet for cargo easily top. We’re proud to say we’re a Kia dealer, with all of these excellent vehicles in stock, and we would love to show you the benefits of a Kia Soul, Kia Optima or Kia Sorento, among other models, on our lot at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, though we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information regarding the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 240-6103 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.