2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Kia Sportage

2018 Kia Sportage

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

The 2018 Kia Sportage is a solid choice in an affordable small crossover SUV for Anoka families that are looking to save. While the 2018 Honda CR-V makes a competitive comparison, the Honda crossover falls short of the Kia in terms of affordability, performance, and standard features. Check out our comparison, take a video tour of the Kia Sportage, and then make the trip from Coon Rapids to Cornerstone Kia in Elk River, MN for a test drive.

Price & Configurations

The Kia Sportage is available in three well-equipped trim levels, while the Honda CR-V is offered in five. However, the Sportage comes in with a more affordable starting price:

  • Kia Sportage – Starting MSRP of $23,600
  • Honda CR-V – Starting MSRP of $24,250

Engine Specs

The 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Honda CR-V are both offered with a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, but the Kia Sportage has a more powerful engine upgrade than the 2018 Honda CR-V.

2018 Kia Sportage Performance   2018 Honda CR-V Performance
Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder Engine Upgrade Turbo 1.5L 4-cylinder
240 hp Max Horsepower 190 hp
260 lb-ft Max Torque 179 lb-ft

Interior Features & Space

Both the Kia and Honda crossover SUVs are offered with seating for up to five adults, as well as split folding rear seats that open up extra room for cargo when needed. And while both of these models come standard with Bluetooth® hands-free calling, cruise control, and full power features, the more affordable Kia Sportage is the only one that comes standard with:

  • Optional Navigation System
  • Optional Multi-Adjustable Passengers’ Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety Features

The 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Honda CR-V are both offered with advanced safety features like a brake assist system and hill assist control. Additionally, both of these compact SUVs earned top safety scores, including:

  • 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA
  • Top Safety Pick from the IIHS

Which Crossover SUV is Best for Me?

Compare the Sportage to the Sorento and out why the Kia Sportage is such a great choice for a crossover SUV. Then, when you’re ready, visit us in the Minneapolis area at Cornerstone Kia, your Kia dealer at 17094 Vance Street NW in Elk River, MN, where you can test drive the Sportage today.