The 2018 Kia Sportage is year two of this model generation, and it's one that brought a lot of praise and attention to this small SUV, with awards for the 2017 model for design (Red Dot award), Value (Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "10 Best SUVs Under $25,000") and more. In fact, if you took a look at the full list of the honors for the Sportage garnered for 2017, it would resemble a medieval scroll, unfurling to the floor. In opposition to the 2018 Sportage is the 2017 Honda CR-V, a fellow small SUV with a history of quality and fuel economy, but with inferior overall features when compared to the 2018 Sportage.
The 2018 Sportage is a more affordable vehicle than the 2017 CR-V, and even more so when you add in what the Friendly Kia VIP Price will be for a given trim, compared to the competition's asking price for the 2017 CR-V. Why do we say this? Because we discount all models a couple thousand dollars or more off the MSRP at Friendly Kia.
|2018 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2017 Honda CR-V|
|$23,500 (MSRP)||Price||$24,045 (MSRP)|
|181 to 240||Horsepower||184 to 190|
|2,000||Towing Capacity (pounds)||1,500|
|34.8||Turning Circle (feet)||37.4|
|Yes||Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?||
|Yes||AutoPacific 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award for Compact Crossover Segment?||No|
|Yes||2017 Model: Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV"?||
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|5 years or 60,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Bumper-to-Bumper||3 years or 36,000 miles|
You will have a more formidable SUV with the 2018 Kia Sportage, with available HP up to 240 in the SX Turbo trim, while the 2017 CR-V only reaches 190 HP in its top trim. You also get more towing power, as the 2018 Sportage can haul a ton, literally, with its 2,000-pound towing capacity, a 33-percent improvement over the 2017 CR-V's ability to haul 1,500 pounds. The 2018 Sportage also is more nimble, with a 34.8-foot turning circle to the 2017 CR-V's 37.4-foot curb-to-curb turning ability.
Enjoy the extra power, performance and handling, as well as the Kia-exclusive UVO eServices with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus streaming audio, and much more, with the 2018 Sportage! We carry the Kia Sportage on the lot at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.
Learn more about the Kia Sportage at our blog, with features, award news, and more