2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Kia Sportage LX-FWD

2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Honda CR-V LX-2WD

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Kia Sportage


2019 Honda CR-V
$23,750 MSRP


$24,350 MSRP
2.4 liter DOHC, 16-valve I-4


In-Line Four-Cylinder
2,000 pounds


1,500 pounds
129.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

105.9 cubic feet
Available Dynamax™ all-wheel drive


Available all-wheel drive
5-year/60,000-mile limited basic coverage


3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty

Two of the most popular SUVs on the market attracting the attention of Meriden customers are the2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Honda CR-V. These two models can be easily compared, especially when looking at their starting prices. Customers interested in the Sportage will be glad to see that it starts at $23,750 MSRP, while customers opting for the CR-V will have to pay $24,350 MSRP. But that’s just the beginning. See how this Kia vs. Honda comparison continues in terms of performance features, towing capacity, warranty, and much more!

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Kia vs. Honda: Performance and Reliability

One of the first things drivers assess when looking for a reliable SUV is a strong performance. Whether you’re keeping an eye for an impressive MPG rating, a certain drivetrain, or a great towing capacity, drivers will quickly see how the Kia Sportage manages to surpass the Honda CR-V in many ways.

  • Engine: The Sportage is equipped with a standard 2.4 liter DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine, and the CR-V has an in-line four-cylinder engine.
  • Drivetrain: The Kia SUV has a standard front-wheel drive or available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive. The CR-V also offers all-wheel drive.
  • Towing: The Sportage has a 2,000-pound towing capacity, while the CR-V can tow only 1,500 pounds.

Kia vs. Honda: Interior

When it comes time to get behind the wheel of either of these models, Branford customers will find that the Kia Sportage and CR-V are equipped with the latest connected features as well as plenty of interior space for every passenger along for the ride.

  • Seating: Both the Kia and the Honda SUVs can seat up to five passengers for carpooling near the North Haven area.
  • Space: The Kia Sportage has an interior volume of 129.3 cubic feet, while the Honda CR-V has an interior volume of 105.9 cubic feet. There’s also 41.5 inches of front legroom in the Kia, but only 41.3 inches of front legroom in the Honda.
  • Infotainment: The Kia Sportage interior offers the UVO system with 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, and the CR-V offers HondaLink.

Kia vs. Honda: Warranty

North Haven drivers want an SUV that they can rely on now, and in the future. That’s why the Kia vs. Honda reliability debate comes to halt when seeing how much longer and farther drivers will be protected under the Kia Warranty.

  • Kia Warranty: The Kia Sportage warranty includes 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic coverage, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain coverage, 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty, and a 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan.
  • Honda Warranty: The Honda CR-V warranty includes a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 3-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance plan.

Will the Kia or Honda SUV be Your Next Vehicle?

Are you convinced that the Kia Sportage is the better choice over the Honda CR-V? If so, be sure to check out our inventory of new Sportage models to find your favorite. You can even check out comparisons on other popular Kia models such as the Kia Optima vs. Honda AccordContact us today to schedule a test drive or to speak with a dedicated member of our finance team!

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