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2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

When searching for a new SUV, drivers from the Kettering area tend to compare Kia vs. Honda. The 2019 Kia Sportage is one of the most popular vehicles in the lineup of Kia SUVs, and we’ve contrasted its interior, performance, and warranty to those of the 2019 Honda CR-V, a top competitor. Both start in a similar price range, although the Sportage starts out with a slight advantage:

  • 2019 Kia Sportage: $23,750 MSRP
  • 2019 Honda CR-V: 24,350 MSRP

Compare the Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V in detail before scheduling your test drive at Kia of Beavercreek.

Kia vs. Honda: Reliability and Capability

  • Reliability: Considering Kia vs. Honda reliability, Autotrader reports that Kia vehicles are now some of the most reliable on the road. Recent surveys have them finishing ahead of competitors like Honda, and even coming out on top against luxury automakers.
  • Drivetrain: Both the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V come standard with front-wheel drive, and offer all-wheel drive as an option in every trim. The Sportage is $500 less expensive with all-wheel drive equipped.
  • Towing: Drivers who choose the Kia Sportage will be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Those who choose the CR-V will not be able to manage more than 1,500 pounds. Both offer an optional trailer hitch.

Kia vs. Honda: Warranty

  • Kia Warranty: All new Kia vehicles are protected by a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program*, which includes limited basic coverage for 5-years/60,000-miles, limited powertrain coverage for 10-years/100,000-miles, and roadside assistance for 5-years/60,000 miles.
  • Honda Warranty: When you purchase a new Honda CR-V with a warranty, you’ll be protected by 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.

Kia vs. Honda: Interior

  • Seating: Both the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V can seat five passengers, but only the Sportage offers heated front seats and a power driver’s seat with lumbar support as options on its baseline trim. You’ll need to upgrade to a pricier trim to access the same features in the Honda.
  • Infotainment: Drivers who choose the Sportage will receive the UVO system with a 7-inch or an 8-inch touchscreen, standard. You’ll have to upgrade to get a touchscreen in the Honda CR-V.



Kia or Honda?

If you want a superior balance of towing power, interior features, and reliability, then you’ve got to choose the 2019 Kia Sportage over the 2019 Honda CR-V. Want to see the Sportage for yourself before you decide? Check out our inventory of new Sportage models today, and then visit Kia of Beavercreek near Xenia to schedule your test drive.


*The Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program includes various warranties and roadside assistance. Warranties include powertrain and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (Basic). All warranties and roadside assistance are limited.
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