|2015 Toyota Venza||2015 Kia Sportage|
|70.3 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||54.6 cu. ft.|
|108.0 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||99.5 cu. ft.|
|182 HP||Horsepower||182 HP|
|2500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||2000 lbs.|
2015 Toyota Venza vs 2015 Kia Sportage
The midsize Toyota Venza has never been quite as popular as the other Toyota crossovers in the lineup, which led to the discontinuation of the vehicle, but that doesnt mean that the 2015 model isnt still a great option in the crossover market. We wanted to prove it by showcasing the Venza taking on another crossover that is arguably more popular in the class to show how comparable it is. Our research led us to the 2015 Toyota Venza vs 2015 Kia Sportage, and not only is the Venza a comparable crossover it exceeds the Sportage in many areas.
Unfortunately the main drawback to the Venza, and perhaps one of the leading causes of its demise as a model, was the fact that it doesnt look much like other crossovers. The Sportage is a stylish crossover, there is no arguing against that, but the Venza has a unique look to it that we find endearing. Some drivers and manufacturers might like to look like everything else, but we appreciate the diversity of the Venza.
Advantages of the 2015 Toyota Venza
As you can see from the table above, both the Toyota Venza and Kia Sportage have the same amount of power driving them at 182 horsepower. For being small crossovers, this is plenty of power to give you the performance you need to get where youre going. Where the Venzas advantages begin to come into play are in terms of capacities, no the least of which being towing. When you drive a crossover, you expect the ability to tow, just in case you ever need more space than can fit in the cabin. With 500 extra pounds of towing capacity, the Venza does a better job of making that available.
But the interior has its advantages as well, with 8.5 cubic feet extra passenger volume for you and your friends or family to move around in. That extra space means everyone will be able to sit more comfortably, no matter how many of the seats you have filled up. But cargo capacity is perhaps the biggest advantage of all, as with the back seats of either vehicle folded down the Venza can hold just over 15 extra cubic feet worth of your items.