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2012 Kia Sportage 2012 Honda CR-V 2012 Toyota RAV4
     
2WD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr LX
  • AWD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr EX
  • AWD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr SX
  • AWD 4dr SX
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX 4WD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L 4WD with RES
  • EX-L 4WD with Navigation
FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $23,900 $22,495 $22,650
Invoice $22,440 $21,133 $21,178
Avg. Paid $18,280 $17,140 $18,635

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.8 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.2 9.0
Performance 7.6 7.8 8.1
Interior 7.3 8.3 7.4
Operating Cost 8.1 8.2 8.0
Safety 9.7 9.7 8.9
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Energetic available turbocharged engine
  • Well-equipped, stylish cabin
  • Good safety score
  • Comfortable, spacious back seat
  • Lots of standard tech features
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Great reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lively available V6 engine
  • Available third row
Cons
  • Overly firm ride
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Awkward cargo door

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 103.1 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 178.3 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.6 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 65.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 3305 3360

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.0 104.1 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.9 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.6 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.5 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 38.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.4 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 53.1 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 54.6 70.9 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 26.1 37.2 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 176 @ 6000 185 @ 7000 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 4000 163 @ 4400 172 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 34.7 37.0 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.3 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard