Brandon area drivers looking for an affordable, spacious, and feature-laden SUV will undoubtedly turn to Kia and Honda models. With comparable starting prices of $23,750 MSRP for the 2019 Kia Sportage and $24,250 MSRP for the 2018 Honda CR-V, the decision is hard to make off price alone. When you compare interior specs, performance, and warranty coverage, it’s easy to see why the Sportage is the smart choice. Let’s take a closer look at how these two measure up.
Space: Travel with ease around Ridgeland thanks to the 129.3 cubic feet of interior volume in the Kia Sportage. The Honda CR-V is more cramped with just 105.9 cubic feet. Seating: You’ll find both SUVs have seating for up to five passengers. Infotainment: Combine a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen with the UVO system in the Sportage and enjoy features like Vehicle Diagnostic tests that you won’t find in the CR-V through HondaLink.
Kia vs. Honda: Reliability and Performance
Towing: With the Sportage, you’ll have more power with a max towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V can only tow up to 1,500 pounds. Reliability: If Kia vs. Honda reliability is on your mind, you’ll find that only the Sportage offers front and rear crumple zones and electronic stability control systems. Both SUVs offer traction control and Vehicle Stability Management. Drivetrain: Choose from standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive in the Sportage. With the CR-V, two-wheel drive is standard with an optional all-wheel drive system.
Kia vs. Honda: Warranty
Kia Warranty: The Kia Sportage warranty wins out 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 struggles to compare with 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.
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Although the CR-V might net you a bit more power around the streets of Flowood, the new Kia Sportage has a superior warranty, better towing capacity, and a more attractive price tag. Not to mention, it’s one of the safest SUVs on the market. Explore the available Sportage trim levels, and to see what the Kia Sportage can offer you, read what the critics are saying, contact us today, or visit our Kia dealership near Jackson today!