Compact SUV Clash: 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Honda CR-V

August 19th, 2019 by

If you’re in the market for a compact SUV, you have no shortage of options. You can choose from a wide selection of versatile, innovative, and fuel-efficient compact SUVs. Even so, two of the leading vehicles within this segment are the 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Honda CR-V.

Without a doubt, the Honda CR-V has brand loyalty amongst its drivers on its side, but that’s about it. The 2019 Kia Sportage boasts a superior suite of features, value, and performance than what’s offered by the 2019 Honda CR-V. Let’s take a closer look at the head-to-head matchup between the 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Honda CR-V. If you have questions or would like to see the new Kia Sportage more up close and personal, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna.

Compact SUV Performance: 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Kia Sportage

While these SUVs are compact, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t deliver the versatile performance you need in your everyday life. The 2019 Kia Sportage is powered by a masterful 2.4L 4-cylinder powertrain engine that can easily tow up to 2,000 pounds with ease, which is perfect for extra gear and even toys. On the other hand, the 2019 CR-V’s towing capacity of 1,500 pounds leaves a lot to be desired!

And if you’re looking for more performance, the Kia Sportage’s optional 2.0L turbocharged engine pumps out a blistering 240 HP and up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Unfortunately, the Honda CR-V’s optional 1.5L turbo system produces a meager 190 HP and a dismal 179 lb.-ft. of torque.

Interior Space & Amenities: 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Honda CR-V

If you’re looking for the most enticing suite of interior amenities, you will not be disappointed with the Sportage. In addition to a generous selection of standard features, you’ll benefit from a handsome offering of optional features. For instance, cooling off will be easier than ever thanks to the available ventilated front seats. In contrast, the Honda CR-V doesn’t offer this highly-coveted amenity.

And in the Kia Sportage, your copilot will also be well taken care of with an optional eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. Once again, the CR-V fails to hit the mark by only offering a 4-way power passenger chair.

Interior Space: 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Honda CR-V

While both compact SUVs offer space for up to five passengers, the Kia Sportage simply offers you more of it. In fact, the Sportage offers a spacious 129.3 cubic feet of interior space for all passengers, while the Honda CR-V lumbers dramatically behind with only 105.9 cubic feet of interior space. And taller drivers will appreciate the extra space offered by Sportage. In particular, the Kia Sportage boasts 41.5 inches of front legroom, while the Honda CR-V only offers 41.3 inches.

Entertainment: 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Without a doubt, the infotainment and entertainment options on a vehicle are epically important. The Kia Sportage comes equipped with either a seven or eight-inch UVO infotainment system, while the Honda CR-V features HondaLink. In either case, you’ll enjoy standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all trims of the Kia Sportage. These two innovative entertainment features allow you to seamlessly connect your smartphone to the infotainment screen to access hands-free apps, music, podcasts, and much more. The CR-V only offers Android and Apple CarPlay compatibility on higher trims.
And when it comes to enjoying your favorite tunes, the Kia Sportage boasts a standard 6 speaker sound system, while the CR-V’s four-speaker setup may leave you thirsting for more. To help ensure your experience is as crisp as possible, the Kia Sportage is equipped with standard SiriusXM Satellite Radio for pure entertainment. While the CR-V does offer this innovation, you’ll have to open your wallet wide and spend more money on higher trims because it’s not a standard feature.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna for the New 2019 Kia Sportage Compact SUV

As you can see, the new 2019 Kia Sportage simply offers you more of the amenities, features, and performance you value the most. Best of all, you can find the entire lineup of 2019 Kia Sportage SUVs right here in Smyrna at Ed Voyles Kia.
Contact us today to explore the new lineup of 2019 Kia Sportage SUVs.