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Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage & Kia Sorento

We know how impressive that sounds, but the Sportage also took home the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick” in 2016, 2017, and 2018. It’s also a Kelly Blue Book “Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicle,” and an Autotrader “Must Test Drive” vehicle.

The Sorento holds true to the Kia quality standard and slogan “the power to surprise” taking the #1 IQS spot away from the competition in 2017 (moving up from #2 in 2016). It was the IIHS “Top Safety Pick” in 2016 and 2017, and has been accredited with a 5-star Safety Rating from the (NHTSA) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Red Dot Design Honorable Mention Award in 2016, and Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) “Best New SUV” in 2016.


Kia offers a standard 5-year 100,000 km full comprehensive warranty and 5-year unlimited km Roadside Assistance, giving you peace of mind over and above Kia’s consistently proven quality. That’s a full 2 years and 40,000 km warranty over Honda’s 3 year 60,000 km warranty.


No matter what trim you’re looking at, a Kia shines. Let’s meet in the middle (trim), and sink into the Sportage and Sorento’s beautiful interior. It’s all about luxury, with leather seating for 5, and a 7 passenger option available in select Sorento models. Whether you’re using the driver memory seat or power thigh extension, finding your perfect level of comfort is no problem in the Kia Sorento.
Load up your cross bars with all sorts of toys; the Sportage and Sorento AWD trim comes with standard roof rails that add versatility to an already incredible lineup. The Sorento and Sportage both sport available blind spot detection, which warns you of traffic when changing lanes, while the auto dimming rear view mirror senses headlights from rear traffic. Let the fresh air in with the panoramic sunroof; its 1-touch express feature allows you to open/close everything up with a quick touch of a button!
Ready to jam to some satellite radio? You’ll get 3 months free on your built-in Sirius XM radio, offering over 100 channels to choose from!

To find these awesome features and more on the Honda CR-V, you’ll have to go up in trim levels and dollars.
So why not hook up the camper, load up the kids, and see how the Kia Sportage/Sorento fits into your family today!


The Sportage’s maximum 237 hp 2.0 turbo engine blows the Honda CR-Vs 1.5 L 190 hp engine out of the water. Don’t forget about the Sorento’s top quality 240 hp 2.0 turbo engine, or the available 3.3 L V6, which impresses with an aggressive 290 hp growling under the hood.
Get the camper ready for the weekend with the Sportage’s 2,000 lbs towing or bump it up by gassing up the Sorento and hitting the road with its jaw dropping 5,000 lbs capability! The Sportage and the Sorento have the Honda CR-V beat, with its max towing limit coming in at 1,500 lbs.

Sportage CR-V Sorento
J.D. Power Ranking (By Brand) #1 #21 #1
IQS Rank #2 N/A #1
IQS Rank #2 N/A #1
Autotrader “Must Test Drive” YES NO YES
KBB “Most Awarded Vehicle” YES YES NO
Current IIHS “Top Safety Pick” YES YES YES
Red Dot Design Award YES NO YES
NHTSA 5-star Safety Rating YES YES YES
Warranty 5y/100,000 3y/60,000 5y/100,000
Roadside Assistance 5y/unlimited 3y/unlimited 5y/unlimited
Max Engine 2.0 L turbo 1.5 L Turbo 3.3 L V6
Max HP 237 190 290
Max lbs Torque 260 179 272
Max Towing 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Starting MSRP $25,095 $27,090 $27,995