Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic Comparison

toyota raize vs kia stonic comparison

Toyota is known for manufacturing powerful, durable, and reliable vehicles and best-sellers in the sedan, hatchback, wagon, and SUV while the Kia is not well popular in some markets but they produce durable and reliable vehicles as well.
The Raize and Stonic are the subcompact crossover SUVs produced by Toyota and Kia. This review of Toyota Raize and Kia Stonic is full of facts about engine size, performance, exterior, and interior appearance.
When people choose which car brand fits their purpose, every person has their feelings but most people look for fuel economy, performance, interior space, without leaving behind the financial aspects.

In this article, you will get to know both models Toyota Raize and Kia Stonic in terms of engine capacity, fuel consumption, interior, exterior, and performance. Which one will you buy: Raize or Stonic? So read to the end and you will come up with which one to purchase.

(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of March 2022.)

 Toyota RaizeKia Stonic
Capacity/Doors4 doors/5 seater4 doors/5 seater
Torque140 Nm172 Nm
Top Speed

150 Kph220 Kph
0-100 km/h11.1 sec10.8 sec – 13.2 sec
Max Power88 bhp

100 hp – 114 hp
Engine1.0L – 1.2L1.0L – 1.6L
Fuel Tank Capacity36L45L
Key FeaturesAdaptive Cruise Control, The

Smart Panorama Parking

Assist system, The Collision

Warning Function, and Crash

Avoidance Braking Function
advanced multimedia, climate

control, video surveillance

cameras and a sports

aerodynamic body kit
Fuel Consumption17.4 Km/L – 18.6 Km/L

13.2 Km/L – 21.0 Km/L
Length x Width x Height3.99×1.69×1.62 m4.14×1.76×1.52 m

BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 13,340 – 25,190USD 8,500 – 12,500

Exterior & Interior Comparison

Toyota Raize

Toyota Raize is manufactured by Daihatsu and sold under the Toyota brand as the Toyota Raize and also rebadged as the Rocky. It was revealed on 23 October 2019 at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show under the “New Compact SUV” name. Went on sale on 5 November 2019 and in the Japanese market, it replaced the Be‣go. The 2017 DN Trec concept previewed Raize‘s design.

Exterior

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The Raize exterior has an attractive appearance in the front, It has angular bumper corners that create a powerful frontal appearance, while the sequential turn lights and the use of thin LED headlights that appear to flow from the inside to the outside of the car hint at the car’s advanced technologies.

Interior

(a) Cabin Storage

The interior of the Raize has satisfactory space, with interior comforts. The interior is well designed and arranged, the buttons on the steering wheel make the driver cruising comfortably without putting his hand far from pressing those buttons, the buttons are easily accessible.

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In both the first and second row, you will get storage facilities that are used for storing items such as handbags, beverages, and smartphones. In the first row cabin, you will find a glovebox, a door panel, and a center console bin. In the second row, you will find a door storage panel only.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Raize has a 369L which is roomy luggage capacity for a compact SUV when more space is required the rear seats can be folded forward to create a flat, long space capable of storing long items of luggage.

Kia Stonic

The Stonic is a subcompact crossover SUV found in (B-segment) built by Kia Motors. The name is derived from the words “stylish” and “iconic”. On 20 June 2017, the Stonic debuted in Frankfurt and on 13 July 2017 in South Korea and was released in the 4th quarter of 2017. It is sold and marketed as the Stonic KX1 in China.

Exterior

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The Kia Stonic has a good exterior appearance while the front grille is designed and positioned well and attached well with a front bumper hence making a good look. The headlight is well positioned with a good look and makes the Stonic look modern in appearance.

Interior

(a) Cabin Storage

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The Kia Stonic has a large interior of its kind and the dashboard is well organized and designed while the buttons on the steering wheel have arranged well and are easily accessible.
In the cabin, you will find compartments that are used for storing items such as goggles, watches, coins, handbags, smartphones, and beverages. In the first row, you will find door panel storage, center console storage compartments, Map pockets in front doors, a glovebox, and a center box. In the second row, there is a door storage panel only and a front passenger seatback pocket.

(b) Cargo Space

The Kia Stonic has a large boot space compared to the Toyota Raize. When extra space is needed, the rear seats can be folded down. The boot space can accommodate luggage for a family of 5.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Toyota Raize

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Toyota Raize is equipped with a 1.0L I3 1KR-VET turbo, WA-VE 1198 cc I3 petrol engines, and WA-VEX 1198 cc I3 (A202) petrol hybrid. These engines are linked to a 5-speed manual CVT. The WA-VE 1198 cc I3 powertrain generates the torque of a 1.5L-class engine at a diversity of engine speeds, from low speeds upwards, which results in powerful acceleration. The hybrid version is powered by a WA-VEX 1198 cc I3 (A202) combined with an Electric motor of 78 kW E1A AC synchronous.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The 2WD models offer 18.6 Km/L while the 4WD models offer 17.4 Km/L.

Kia Stonic

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Kia Stonic has been in production for only one generation and is powered by 1.0 L Kappa II T-GDI I3, 1.2 L Kappa II MPI I4, 1.4 L Kappa II MPI I4 petrol engines, and 1.6 L U II CRDi I4 diesel engine. These engines are attached to a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or 7-speed DCT CVT.

The Kia Stonic with a single 1.4L petrol engine producing 100 hp.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Depending on the model and the engine size, the fuel economy is estimated at around 13.2 Km/L – 21.0Km/L.

Final Verdict

The Toyota Raize and Kia Stonic are good subcompact Crossover SUVs with enough power, comfortability, and good for town driving but the Toyota seems to be a truly comfortable SUV while Kia Stonic seems to be a modern vehicle. Both cars are good, but in terms of fuel consumption, the better choice is Kia Stonic which offers a good fuel economy compared to Toyota Raize.

The Kia Stonic seems to be cheaper than the Raize according to the prices on BE FORWARD website. In terms of top speed, the best choice is Kia Stonic compared to Raize.

For a larger fuel tank, the Kia Stonic is superb for a long journey without a refill. If you are looking into buying one of these vehicles, visit BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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