Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V

2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Honda CR-V


For those that enjoy the versatility and utility of an SUV and the maneuverability and convenience of a compact car will find that the new 2019 Kia Sportage combines what you love about both for a unique driving experience. The Kia Sportage offers an adaptable interior, advanced technology, and a reasonable cost of ownership, making it the ideal compact SUV for many.


While the 2019 Kia Sportage offers a robust driving experience, the compact SUV class is a highly competitive field, and models like the 2019 Honda CR-V offer many impressive features. Find out how the two compare so that you can make an informed decision.

Performance and Utility

  • Drivetrain: Both the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V come with standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive as well as an independent front and rear suspension.
  • Towing: If you want to bring along extra equipment or a small boat or trailer then having enough towing power is essential. The Sportage offers a towing capacity of 1,650 pounds while the CR-V delivers 1,500 pounds of towing.
  • Performance: The Sportage and CR-V have a comparable performance with both models coming with direct-injection engines and continuously variable valve timing.
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Interior and Exterior Design

  • Interior Features: There is a stark difference between the interior features available for the Sportage compared to the CR-V. On the base model, the Sportage offers an available navigation system, paddle shifters, and a standard auxiliary jack while none of those features are available for the CR-V.
  • Comfort: The Kia Sportage again distinguishes itself by offering standard leather upholstery and a multi-adjustable passenger seat while the Honda CR-V does not.
  • Exterior Features: While both crossovers have many of the same features, the Sportage has standard windshield de-icer, which is especially helpful for Maine winters, while the CR-V doesn't.

Pricing and Coverage

  • Warranty Options: The Kia Sportage's basic and powertrain warranties offer more coverage for longer than the CR-V's warranties.
  • Pricing: The Sportage comes with a lower starting price than the CR-V, allowing you to potentially save a couple thousand dollars.

Which Compact Crossover Comes Out on Top?

While the Honda CR-V provides the Kia Sportage with some stiff competition, if you're interested in a lower cost, a more robust interior design, and better warranty options, then the 2019 Kia Sportage is the right choice for you.

Interested in seeing the impressive capabilities and features of the new 2019 Kia Sportage for yourself? Schedule a test drive with us today to experience what the Sportage is capable of!

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