2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Honda CR-V small SUVs Kia Warranty J.D. Power IQS Top Three Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Spring Hill Clearwater St. Petersburg FL
2016 Kia Sportage 2016 Honda CR-V
$18,025 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $24,475 (The Competition)
260  Top HP 185
2,000 Towing Capacity (pounds) 1,500
10-yr/100,000-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60,000-mile basic warranty Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60,000-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36,000-mile basic warranty
Yes "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power? No
34.8 Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet) 37.5 for FWD / 36.9 for AWD

2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Honda CR-V small SUVs Kia Warranty J.D. Power IQS Top Three Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Spring Hill Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

Take a look at the road today - inevitably, you'll see plenty of crossover/SUV vehicles. This is a relatively recent development, but it's a very welcome one, as SUVs give you, the driver, the ability to handle nearly every task you could possibly think of. You want to turn heads when you rev your engine while making a grocery store run, all the while getting good gas mileage? Then this is the vehicle for you. And the 2016 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Honda CR-V are two nice examples of the versatile, value-filled ride you desire.

Both of these small SUVs have available all-wheel-drive modes, and although they are smaller than a truck, they can still hitch up a good-sized load and tow it. The 2016 Sportage has exceptional towing capability for a small SUV as it can handle a ton - 2,000 pounds - while the 2016 CR-V can only tow 1,500 pounds. In addition, the 2016 Sportage has a lot more happening underneath the hood, with 260 HP in SX models, which leaves the 2016 CR-V's 185 HP in the dust.

All of these features - and more - of the 2016 Kia Sportage are yours starting at $18,025 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2016 Honda CR-V will cost you another 30 percent more at the competition with prices starting at $24,475.

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Prepare Yourself for the Road Ahead with the Kia Sportage

The 2016 Kia Sportage was named "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study* with a five-out-of-five ranking, which is an indicator of what a quality vehicle it is. The 2016 CR-V did not share this honor, or such a high rating, as the 2016 Sportage.

See the Initial Quality Study Results

Speaking of quality, the 2016 Kia Sportage comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which includes a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. The 2016 Honda CR-V only comes with five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage and a three-year/36,000-mile limited basic warranty that doesn't provide nearly as much value and peace of mind as you get with the 2016 Sportage. We'd also like to add the Sportage handles tight spots better than the CR-V, with a sedan-like 34.8-foot curb-to-curb turning circle, superior to the CR-V's 37.5-foot figure.

Power, versatility, features - the 2016 Kia Sportage exceeds the 2016 Honda CR-V as the better SUV. And we have the 2016 Sportage on our lot at Friendly Kia, so please come visit us and test drive one today. We're located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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*Disclaimer: The Kia Sportage received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study, based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Honda CR-V small SUVs Kia Warranty J.D. Power IQS Top Three Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Spring Hill Clearwater St. Petersburg FL