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Vehicle Comparisons:
2019 Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage

2019 Honda CR-V

SUVs are popular for many reasons. Their powerful performance, spacious interiors, advanced safety systems, and much more make them some of the best vehicles to hit the roads with. For drivers in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, two SUVs that tend to stand out are the Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage.

The 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Kia Sportage are two of the most reliable and popular SUVs in their class—but only one can deliver the power and space you need for your commutes and road trips. Our team at Mile High Honda has put together this 2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Kia Sportage comparison. Continue reading to see which vehicle is best for you!

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CR-V vs Sportage: Performance

2019 Honda CR-V Gunmetal Metallic When it comes to engine performance, both the Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage deliver respectable power.

With the Honda CR-V, you’ll get a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Sportage and its standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine produces less power, with 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

Despite their similar engines and outputs, the Honda CR-V is the more fuel-efficient option. With its standard powertrain, it achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/32 highway MPG.* The Kia Sportage, on the other hand, only puts out an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG, so you’ll be making more pit stops during your commutes and road trips.

Cargo Space & Interior

Inside the Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V, you’ll find plenty of room for you and four other passengers. Overall, though, the Honda CR-V offers more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room. Although the Kia Sportage barely has more front legroom, it sacrifices its rear legroom to do so.

Headroom (front/rear) 40.1 inches/39.2 inches 39.3 inches/39.1 inches
Legroom (front/rear) 41.3 inches/40.4 inches 41.5 inches/38.2 inches
Shoulder room (front/rear) 57.9 inches/55.6 inches 57.1 inches/55.1 inches

And though the Honda CR-V has more space for passengers to stretch out in, it doesn’t compromise on its cargo space. With the second row folded down, the 2019 CR-V provides 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space, so you can easily fit in your groceries, luggage, and gear. In comparison, the Kia Sportage only has a maximum of 60.1 cubic feet of cargo room.

Honda vs Kia: Safety Technology

Honda CR-V FeaturesThe Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage have an appealing selection of safety systems to keep you alert and focused on the road ahead.

With the Kia Sportage, you’ll have an available array of advanced safety features, such as the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). With LDWS, you’ll be alerted to any unintentional lane drifting, so you can safely guide the Sportage back to the center of the lane.

As for the Honda CR-V safety, it comes with available Honda Sensing®, a suite of high-tech safety systems that includes:

Although the Kia Sportage comes with comparable safety features, like Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning, they aren’t standard until higher trim levels. The Honda Sensing® suite, though, comes standard on the second trim level of the CR-V, the EX.

2019 Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage: Which One Is Right for You?

The Kia Sportage is a capable SUV, but the Honda CR-V has better fuel efficiency, more interior space, and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features. To fully experience everything the 2019 Honda CR-V can do, schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda!

If you live in the areas of Centennial, Denver, or Aurora, visit Mile High Honda today. Our team is ready to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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