2018 Kia Sorento Vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Kia Sorento split screen with 2018 Honda CR-V showing difference between two models

When you want efficiency, power and interior space, crossovers give you the best value and most compelling combination of these difficult-to-balance traits. Rising from the SUV-obsessed 1990s, crossovers allow you to tow, haul and even engage in light off-roading without giving up the handling and fuel efficiency for which sedans and coupes are chosen. They’re a massively-popular class that seems to get away with doing everything well.

With this class undergoing unprecedented popularity, drivers have more choices than ever to find a vehicle that best matches their needs. A veteran of the class, the Honda CR-V has grown into one of the most popular options for drivers looking for efficiency, space and capability. Today, we’re matching up the CR-V with the larger Kia Sorento. The Sorento provides extra space and capability without sacrificing much fuel economy. Let’s see how these two unlikely contenders measure up.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Honda CR-V

28 miles per gallon Base Highway MPG 32 miles per gallon
6-speed automatic Base transmission 2-speed CVT
109.4 inches Wheelbase (longer = smoother ride) 104.7 inches
146 cubic feet Passenger volume 106 cubic feet
18.6 feet Turning radius (smaller = tighter turns) 18.7 feet
2,000 lbs. Base towing capability 1,500 lbs.
40/20/40 split folding bench Rear seating type 60/40 split folding bench
44.1 inches Front-row legroom 41.3 inches
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$20,875 – Best Friendly KIA VIP Pricing* Starts at $25,245

Mid-Size Sorento Crossover Advantages Vs. Compact CR-V

A mid-size crossover allows you to do more than a compact crossover. By sacrificing a small amount of fuel efficiency, you’re getting a vehicle that gives you more interior space, better capability and a smoother ride. Additionally, The Sorento proves itself to be nimbler than the smaller CR-V, allowing you to turn in a together radius.

It’s almost like you’re getting a vehicle that’s larger on the inside than it is on the outside for the same amount of money. Except it’s not the same amount of money, it’s much less. For less than $500 more than a base model Honda CR-V, you can upgrade your 2018 Kia Sorento to an AWD model with plenty of standard features like automatic climate control, third-row seating, heated seats and more. Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* gives you way more for less!

Additionally, you’ll be driving a vehicle that was ranked a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and comes with an industry-leading 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Get the most peace of mind possible, knowing you’re covered for nearly twice as long as you are in the 2018 Honda CR-V.

At Friendly Kia, we have Tampa Bay’s largest selection of Kia Sorento models. As the area’s inventory leader, you’re more likely to find the model and color combination on our lot than anywhere else and leave with it for a better price than area competitors can offer.

While low prices and big inventory sound great, they don’t necessarily mean you’ll have the best experience. Thankfully, we’re also Tampa Bay’s highest-rated Kia dealership from reputable automotive review sites like Dealer Rater, Yelp and more. This year, we were inducted into the Kia Presidents Club, joining only 29 other dealerships across America in recognition for customer satisfaction.

Don’t take our word for any of that though, stop by yourself and see how being Friendly makes all the difference.

*Friendly Kia VIP Pricing is as of the date of publication and not the date of access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without notice. For current pricing, view our inventory pages or contact us today!