Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V
Kia Sportage
Honda CR-V
At a Glance: Sportage vs. CR-V

Looking for a new ride around Columbus, Cleveland, or Cincinnati, OH? Maybe you need something that offers tons of space and overall versatility. If so, two options that would prove to be great fits on the local roadways are the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V.

See how the two models compare in this Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V review from our team here at Germain Kia of Columbus. Let us know if you have any questions along the way!



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Kia Sportage

Of course, the capability of these two SUVs will play an important role in the type of experience you can expect behind the wheel. Which model will give you the most engaging ride and superior towing power? Let’s find out!

On the Trails

Both models come standard with Front-Wheel Drive. If you’re really looking to get out there, though, opt for their available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) systems. The Active All-Wheel Drive available with the Sportage has a leg up on the Real Time AWD available with the CR-V thanks to its Center Locking Differential. This locks in equal power output to all four wheels for optimal all-terrain performance.

These vehicles also offer selectable drive modes so you can dial in their performance to match the road and weather conditions you encounter. Each model comes standard with three drive modes with the option to upgrade optionally to the following four drive modes:

  • Normal
  • Smart
  • Sport
  • Snow

While each SUV offers the same number of drive modes, Sportage drivers may feel more comfortable driving on low-friction surfaces since this model comes optionally with Multi-terrain Mode that’s optimized for even the toughest terrain.

Level Up Your Towing Game

Both the Sportage and the CR-V offer 4-cylinder engines that generate nearly identical performance outputs. While there are similarities, these models couldn’t be more different when comparing their capabilities.

The CR-V, with its turbocharged engine, is better equipped for quicker acceleration and on-road performance. The Kia Sportage, with its 2.5L engine, is always ready for an adventure. This difference is clearly seen in their towing capacities, with the CR-V maxing out at only 1,500 pounds. Meanwhile, the Kia Sportage has a maximum towing capacity of 2,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Kia Sportage

The interior of your next ride is just as important as its capable performance. Your passengers might even argue that it’s more important. When you’re ready for comfortable seats and high-tech features, both the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V exceed expectations.

Cabin Experience

Moving inside the cabins of the Sportage and the CR-V, you’ll find both models offer a comfortable seating experience with the room needed to easily seat five.

Aside from space, though, some of the other features and amenities incorporated into each ride’s interior will play an important role in your overall comfort. In fact, they both offer an optional 10-way power driver's seat, so you can really dial in the support..

If you’re looking for instant relaxation, you’ll love that both SUVs come optionally with heated front seats. However, if you’re looking for a rapid cool-down after a hike or run in the park, only drivers of the Kia Sportage will have access to optional ventilated front seats.

Connective Experience

Looking at multimedia, you'll find both the Sportage and the CR-V feature impressive systems. Both SUVs come standard with a bevy of connective features to help keep you in touch with the world around you. They include:

  • Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

The Sportage separates itself from the competition with its larger 12.3-inch touchscreen. When optionally equipped, it will give you a much better view than the 9-inch touchscreen available with the CR-V.

Kia Sportage

In addition to peppy engine output, you also need a sports utility roadster built for action. Both the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V are on the smaller side, and they still pack a big punch.

Crafted for a Spirited Performance

While both models are compact, they have different measurements that will make one easier to maneuver than the other. In the following dimensions, you can see clear differences when it comes to how these rides are crafted:

Kia Sportage
Honda CR-V
183.5 inches Length 184.8 inches
73.4 inches Width 73.5 inches
65.4 inches Height 66.2 inches
108.5 inches Wheelbase 106.3 inches

Its more compact size means an easier parking experience with the Kia Sportage.

An Easy and Stable Ride

When it comes to your next daily driver, a smaller ride could come in handy. The Sportage, for example, enables you to weave in and out of traffic with greater ease and park in smaller spots—especially on city streets.

Also, the Sportage boasts a larger wheelbase. This helps create more stability on the open road and provides a commanding performance you’ll be pleased to find in such a petite package.

Test Drive Your Favorite Today!
Kia Sportage

We hope our guide has been helpful in choosing the right model for your daily needs around Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, OH. While both models offer incredible efficiency, space, and style, the Kia Sportage has more standard features for drivers than the Honda CR-V.

Come test drive a Kia Sportage at Germain Kia of Columbus today to learn more. See you soon!

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