2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Sportage on the left "vs" Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Honda CR-V on the right

When deciding between two similar vehicles like the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Honda CR-V, it all comes down to the standard equipment and available options. Both the 2018 Sportage and the 2018 CR-V offer an athletic and sporty exterior appeal with powerful and efficient drivetrains under the hood. These two vehicles also offer spacious interiors with comfortable seating and awesome available interior technology equipment. Deciding between these two beauties is difficult and that is why we have peeled back the paint and dove into the details that differentiate the 2018 Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V for you.



2018 Kia Sportage

Versus

2018 Honda CR-V

2.0L Turbocharged 16-Valve I-4 Available Engine 1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4 Cylinder
240 HP/ 260 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 190 HP/ 170 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic w/ Sportmatic® Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers

What are the Differences Between the 2018 Sportage & the 2018 CR-V?

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Honda CR-V have powerful drivetrains, but the 2018 Sportage’s available engine does provide substantially more horsepower and torque. Both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Honda CR-V make All-Wheel Drive (AWD) available across all of their trim levels for confident driving over the most uncertain roadways. One noticeable difference between the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Honda CR-V are their standard towing capacities, the 2018 Sportage can tow up to 2,000 pounds while the 2018 CR-V can only handle 1,500 pounds.

On the interior of the 2018 Sportage and the 2018 CR-V you will find spacious seating for five people, but the 2018 Kia Sportage provides passengers with more front seat legroom than the CR-V does. You can find a standard 5” Color Touchscreen display inside the 2018 Sportage and the 2018 CR-V, and the 2018 Kia Sportage offers up to an 8” Touchscreen Display while the CR-V only offers a 7”. Heated seats are available inside both the 2018 Sportage and the 2018 CR-V, but the Kia Sportage also offers ventilated front seats which is something the Honda CR-V doesn’t even make available. With a more powerful available engine, standard towing capacity, and available interior equipment, the 2018 Kia Sportage is the easy choice over the 2018 Honda CR-V. Take the 2018 Kia Sportage for a test drive today at Carolina Kia in High Point, NC and you can feel all of its awesome features for yourself.