Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Kia Sorento 2021 Toyota RAV4
Seating Capacity
  7 Passengers 5 Passengers
Second-Row Leg Room
  41.7 in. 37.8 in.
Cargo Space
  75.5 cu. ft. 69.8 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity *
  2,000 lb. 1,500 lb.
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 5 yr./60,000 mi.

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

Serving Morrow, GA

For 2021, the Kia Sorento is a next-generation crossover SUV that competes directly with the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 is a mid-generational model that has no significant updates for the 2021 model year. Now that you are preparing to make your next crossover SUV purchase in the Atlanta area, you should understand their differences.


The many differences between the 2021 Kia Sorento and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 begin on the exterior. The restyled 2021 Sorento shows off a confident shape with an extended, linear profile. The lean profile is complemented by lower-body molding and personality lines that run through the lower portion of the doors. On the nose, the reshaped headlights are underlined by an LED light ribbon. This bar of light angles downward sharply to accent the outer portion of the grille. In comparison, the exterior of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has an A-shaped grille with geometric headlights and squared-off wheel fenders. The sides carry on the geometric feel of the RAV4’s façade.


One of the most significant differences inside the cabins of these two compact crossovers is the available seating. The Sorento is available with a third row, and the RAV4 only has two rows of seats. Both models have similar cabin features across their various trim levels. These features include cloth or leather seats, a sunroof, heated seats, USB ports, smart device integration, and other amenities.


You will also notice differences behind the wheel when you test drive these vehicles. The 2021 Kia Sorento has two possible engines. The base-level powertrain is a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter, 191-horsepower engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The higher-level Sorento trim levels come with a turbo four-cylinder, 2.5-liter, 281-horsepower engine with an automatic dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. On the other hand, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has one engine option. It is a four-cylinder, 203-horsepower engine that is paired with front-wheel drive and eight-speed auto transmission.

Does the 2021 Kia Sorento have what it takes to impress you with its stunning capabilities, refreshed style, and modern features? Our Kia Atlanta South sales reps want to help you discover all that the Sorento offers. To get more details about the Sorento and make arrangements for a test drive, connect with our sales department today.

* Towing requires additional equipment. See Owner’s Manual for towing capacity, additional instructions, and warnings. Always use caution while towing.