2022 Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Mar 08, 2022

A duel between two subcompact crossovers.

In this article...

  1. Crossover rivals do battle
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Crossover rivals do battle

The Philippines crossover market is, without a doubt, one of the most competitive. In recent years, various carmakers have introduced their own entries to this segment, and they have generally been met with positive feedback by car buyers.

For Toyota, it is going into the subcompact crossover segment in 2022 with a bang through its introduction of the Raize. Kia, on the other hand, has already brought in the youthful-looking Stonic back in 2021.

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So, which of these two crossovers are better specs-wise? Let’s find out by comparing the range-topping Toyota Raize 1.0-liter Turbo CVT against the top-spec Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT.

A picture of the Toyota Raize and the Kia Stonic head to head.

Let's find out which of these two subcompact crossovers are better on paper

Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Exterior

Let’s begin by comparing their sizes. For the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT, it has a length of 4,030mm, a width of 1,710mm, and a height of 1,605mm. It also has a ground clearance of 200mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,525mm.

A picture of the Toyota Raize

The Toyota Raize

In turn, the Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT is 4,100mm long, 1,735mm wide, and 1,533mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,570mm, and a ground clearance of 185mm.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Dimensions

Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT

4,030mm

Length

4,100mm

1,710mm

Width

1,735mm

1,605mm

Height

1,533mm

2,525mm

Wheelbase

2,570mm

200mm

Ground Clearance

185mm

The model from Kia is definitely longer than the Toyota crossover. It is also wider and has a much longer wheelbase, but the Raize is taller. Then again, the Toyota offers a bit more ground clearance than the Kia model.

For exterior equipment, both top-spec variants of the Toyota Raize and Kia Stonic come standard with front foglamps, LED daytime running lamps, and LED taillights. The Toyota model does provide LED headlamps though, which the Kia model lacks. In turn, the Kia Stonic EX does come with roof rails, which are absent on the Raize.

A picture of the Kia Stonic

The Kia Stonic

The Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo then features power-folding side mirrors, as well as a set of 17-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the Kia Stonic EX only has power-adjustable side mirrors and a set of smaller 16-inch alloy wheels.

Both the range-topping Raize 1.0 Turbo and the top-spec Stonic EX also come with a two-tone paint job.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Exterior Equipment

Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT

LED

Headlights

Halogen

LED

Daytime Running Lights

LED

LED

Turn signal lamps

Halogen

LED

Taillights

LED

With

Front Fog lights

With

None

Roof rails

With

17-inch

Wheel size

16-inch

Alloy

Wheel type

Alloy

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Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Interior

As with most subcompact crossovers in the market today, both the Toyota Raize and the Kia Stonic can offer ample space for up to five occupants. As for cargo, the Stonic can carry up to 352 liters with the seats up, while the Raize offers 369 liters of default cargo space.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Interior Equipment

Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT

Leather

Seat Material

Leather

Manual

Driver’s seat adjustment

Manual

Tilt

Steering wheel adjustment

Tilt

Automatic

Air-conditioning type

Automatic

Push button

Ignition

Push button

None

Seat cooling

None

None

Power liftgate

None

5

Seating capacity

5

Moving on to amenities, both the top-spec Raize 1.0 Turbo and the Stonic EX come with automatic air-conditioning. Both also offer leather seats, a push-to-start button, and a manually adjustable driver’s seat.

A picture of the Toyota Raize's interior.

Inside the Toyota Raize

The Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo uses a digital gauge cluster, while the Stonic EX gets a more conventional analog gauge cluster with multi-information display at the center.

For entertainment, the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo is kitted out with a nine-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is then linked to a six-piece speaker system.

A picture of the interior of the Kia Stonic

The Kia Stonic's cockpit

The Kia Stonic EX meanwhile, gets a slightly smaller eight-inch touchscreen that also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also connected to a six-piece speaker system.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

On-board tech

Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT

9-inch touchscreen

Infotainment system

8-inch touchscreen

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB

Connectivity options

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB

6 speakers

# of speakers

6 speakers

None

Wireless charger

None

With

Power-folding side mirror

None

Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT uses a 1.0-liter inline-3 turbocharged gasoline engine. At maximum, it can generate up to 97 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels using a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters.

A picture of the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo's engine

The Toyota Raize's 1.0-liter inline-3 turbocharged gasoline engine

Of note, lower Raize trims like the E and the G come standard with a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter engine, which can make 87 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. The Raize G also uses a CVT, while the Raize E can come with either a CVT or a five-speed manual gearbox.

For the Kia Stonic, all of its variants use a 1.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can generate up to 97 horsepower for the trims that use a six-speed automatic transmission. For the five-speed manual, it makes 94 horsepower.

On all Stonic trims, its four-banger makes 132 Nm of torque, and all assume a front-wheel-drive layout. The Stonic also comes with a manual mode for its tranny, but it is controlled using a gear lever.

To sum it up, the Raize turbo’s smaller inline-3 is a match against the Stonic’s larger 1.4-liter inline-4 engine when it comes to horsepower. For torque though, the Raize’s turbocharged model can produce a fair bit more. Then again, the 1.2-liter Raize’s variants lag a bit behind the Kia model’s engine.

A picture of the Kia Stonic's engine.

The Stonic's 1.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

For suspensions, both the Toyota Raize and the Kia Stonic use a MacPherson strut for the front, and a torsion beam for the rear. For braking, both use front disc brakes. The rear brakes on the Raize, however, are drums while the ones on the Stonic EX are discs.

Both then use hand-operated manual parking brakes.

Specs

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT

Engine

Inline-3 Turbocharged gasoline

Inline-4 gasoline

Displacement

1.0-liters

1.4-liters

Transmission

CVT

six-speed automatic

Horsepower

97 horsepower

97 horsepower

Torque

140 Nm

132 Nm

Drivetrain

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Safety

For safety, both the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo and the Kia Stonic EX come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control, hill-start assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors, a security alarm, etc.

The top-of-the-line Raize, however, does have six airbags while the Stonic EX is kitted out with two. The Raize 1.0 Turbo also features several driver-assist tech that are absent on the Stonic EX. These include blind-sport monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Safety equipment

Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT

6

Airbags

2

With

Antilock braking with EBD

With

With

Reverse Camera

With

Standard

Cruise control

Standard

With

Hill-start assist

With

With

Stability control

With

With

ISOFIX child seat tethers

With

None

Lane departure warning

None

With

Blind-spot detection

None

With

Engine immobilizer

With

With

Security alarm

With

None

Emergency braking

None

Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Price

Toyota Raize Variants

Price

Raize 1.2 E MT

Php 746,000

Raize 1.2 E CVT

Php 816,000

Raize 1.2 G CVT

Php 906,000

Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Php 1,031,000

Kia Stonic Variants

Price

Stonic LX 1.4 MT

Php 735,000

Stonic LX 1.4 AT

Php 835,000

Stonic Style Edition 1.4 AT

Php 895,000

Stonic EX 1.4 AT

Php 925,000

Toyota Raize vs Kia Stonic: Conclusion

When compared in terms of on-board features, the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT offers a whole lot more than the Kia Stonic EX 1.4 AT. This however, comes at a price since the said Toyota model has a significantly more expensive top-spec variant. If safety is a primary concern for you though, you might want to lean more towards the Raize.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Raize.

Do you like how the Toyota Raize looks from the rear?

Both top-spec trims of the Raize and the Stonic are more or less a match in terms of power output. Then again, the Raize might feel sportier due to having paddle shifters, as well as providing slightly more torque.

To conclude, both are great vehicles when it comes to balancing out price and features. The Raize has more which translates to a slightly higher price tag, whereas the Stonic is more affordable, but it has less features.

A picture of the rear of the Kia Stonic.

Or do you prefer the Kia Stonic's rear end?

If you’re keen to get either of these two though, we urge you to take each of them out for a test drive.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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