Comparing the Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V


At Jerry Seiner Kia South Jordan, we work hard to provide our automotive community with a large inventory of premium and pre-owned cars and SUVs. And when you come to our dealership, you can observe several features that set Kia apart from other well-known brands like Honda.Did you know that Kia offers a swoonworthy 10 year warranty for drivers (or 100,000 miles), as well as an optional extended warranty? Meanwhile, Honda vehicles are only covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile limited warranty, plus a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. There are also many differences between each of the brands’ models.

For instance, the Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V are two highly favored SUVs, but do you know why the Kia Sportage is the better option? Despite our complete confidence in the Kia brand, we understand that choosing between these two may be challenging given their widespread appeal. However, we’re convinced that after reading this you’ll be contacting our dealership to buy a 2023 Kia Sportage!

2023 Kia Sportage exterior photo
2023 Honda CR-V exterior photo

2024 Kia Sportage Vs Honda CR-V: Engine & Performance

Although everyone enjoys a stylish vehicle, a 2024 Kia Sportage stands out even more due to its remarkable performance and three powertrain options: gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid.

  • The 2.5-liter inline-four matched with an 8 speed automatic can produce 187 horsepower, as well as 178 lb-ft of torque that propels the Sportage from 0-60 mph in around 9.1 seconds!
  • The hybrid Sportage has a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 59 horsepower motor and six-speed automatic gearbox that has the ability to produce 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain also offers 42 mpg city and 48 mpg on the highway.
  • The Sportage PHEV is matched with an 89 hp motor plus a 13.8 kWh battery to produce 261 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. Plus, it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds!

Honda, however, only offers two engine options for 2024 CR-V drivers. Regular models are equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine matched with a CVT gearbox that can send the output to either the front or all four wheels.

  • The turbo-4 can produce 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque to push the CR-V 60 mph around 7.9 second. It also has an estimated mileage of 28 and 34 mpg in the city and highways.
  • The sport hybrids come with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that has the ability to produce 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque, as well as an estimated 40 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highways.

The 2024 Kia Sportage has Better Features

The Kia Sportage wins when comparing its interior to the Honda CR-V. In comparison to the Honda CR-V, the Kia Sportage has more standard equipment.

As for the 2024 Honda CR-V, the rear offers around 36.3 cubic ft. of standard cargo space, but you can fold the back seats to gain an additional 76.5 cubic feet.

When it comes to towing capacity, the Kia Sportage is the better option once again. It has a maximum tow capacity of approximately 2,000 pounds, meanwhile the Honda towing capacity is only around 1,500 pounds.

2023 Kia Sportage interior
2023 Honda CR-V interior

New Kia Cars Near South Jordan

The new Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V are very popular, and it’s easy to understand why. However, overall the Sportage stands out more than the CR-V!

So, are you wondering, “Where can I find a 2024 Kia Sportage near me?” Look no further than Jerry Seiner Kia South Jordan! We not only serve the South Jordan but surrounding areas such as: West Jordan, Sandy, Murray, Draper, Riverton, and more!

Get in touch with us or stop by to say hello! We’re eager to make you happy and help you create unforgettable travel memories. We’ll see you soon!


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