2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Kia Sportage 2016 Honda HR-V

2.4-liter , 4-cylinder

2.0-liter Turbo, 4-cylinder
Engine Option(s) 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder
180-hp, 182-hp, and 260-hp Engine Output(s) 141-hp
103.9-inches Wheelbase 102.8-inches
Yes Panoramic Sunroof Available No

2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Kia Sportage

Finding any amount of excitement in a crossover vehicle can be quite a tricky thing these days. It seems like most manufacturers simply want to design a plain old, boring vehicle that provides absolutely no satisfaction to drive. At Carolina Kia, we know that crossover vehicles aren’t going to be outrageously exciting, but we are glad that the one that we have here is at least somewhat exciting. Actually, who are we kidding, the 2016 Kia Sportage is as exciting as a crossover vehicle is going to get these days, especially with its 2.0-liter Turbo engine. However, what is most important is how it stacks up to the competition, which is what we are interested in with this 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Honda HR-V comparison.

What we really notice initially about the 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Honda HR-V comparison is the difference in the engines that the two vehicles provide. While the Sportage has two engine options the HR-V only has one, meaning that drivers are stuck with the same old, boring, 141-horsepower 1.8-liter engine no matter what. However, Kia Sportage drivers have their choice of motor, and can go either the fuel-efficient route, or the performance minded route, depending on the type of crossover they want.

More Room, More Technology in the 2016 Kia Sportage

With a crossover vehicle, you want to make sure you have room for all five passengers to be comfortable inside. Thanks to a longer wheelbase, the 2016 Kia Sportage is able to do this better than the 2016 Honda HR-V. The Sportage also offers several great comfort features for drivers to enjoy including leather seats, a power adjustable driver’s seat, lumbar support, heated seats, and more.

The 2016 Kia Sportage also offers an assortment of technology that the 2016 Honda HR-V can’t match. In addition to the panoramic sunroof highlighted in the table at the top, the 2016 Sportage also offers great features like Kia’s UVO eServices, an Infinity Surround Sound Audio System, voice-command navigation, a back-up warning system, a rear-camera display, an active Eco System, and much more.

2016 Kia Sportage Interior