2018 Kia Sportage Vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

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If you're looking for a vehicle that does it all, you're looking for a compact crossover. This inventive class of crossover SUVs gives you the ability to gracefully cruise over diverse types of terrain in a variety of weather situations. Available all-wheel drive, a higher ride height and several standard safety features make them the perfect "peace of mind" vehicles despite their agile and parkable size. They're also adventure warriors for cargo – often allowing you to bring double or triple a sedan's trunk space in addition to comfortably seating five passengers.

Having been on the market for over two decades, the Kia Sportage is one of the most well-known vehicles in this class. Its reputation for providing a quality and safe ride has made it a class fixture for those two decades. Beyond just features, however, it has a unique and charming personality that drivers aren't likely to find in class rivals like the Honda CR-V, against which it is compared today. Let's see how these two measure up against one another:

2018 Kia Sportage


2018 Honda CR-V

6-Speed Automatic with OD Transmission 2-Speed CVT
105. 1 inches Wheelbase (higher is better) 104.7 inches
237 horsepower (SX Turbo) Available Horsepower 190 horsepower (Touring)
1,650 lbs. Maximum Towing 1,500 lbs.
$23,600 (LX FWD) Base model MSRP $24,150 (LX FWD)
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles

Kia Sportage Advantages Vs. Honda CR-V

When it comes to family-minded versatility, the Kia Sportage handily beats the Honda CR-V. Drivers who opt for the former get the benefit of two engine options providing both efficiency in the lesser-powered base model and confident passing ability and speed in the available engine.

A longer wheelbase means your ride will be smoother and softer, while an increased towing capacity means you can bring more with you on every adventure. You'll also go farther with a gas tank that gives you almost 2.5 more gallons of adventure per mile.

Finally, you'll enjoy maximum peace of mind and value, knowing your Sportage cost less than the 2018 Honda CR-V and has a warranty that is almost twice as long. Think about that for a second – by choosing the Sportage, you're not only getting a crossover you can count on as a reliability leader but one that is backed by its manufacturer for 2 years or 24,000 miles more than the CR-V.

About that MSRP too...at Friendly Kia, we have worked hard to become Tampa Bay's value and low-price leader. To achieve this, we've built a foundation on offering the best incentives and giving the community the lowest possible price on vehicles like the 2018 Kia Sportage. We also have the largest inventory of New and Used vehicles in Tampa Bay. 99 times out of 100, you'll be able to test-drive the model you want to look at, and often find it in your preferred color.

We're a dog-friendly lot, so if you're looking for a crossover to move both you and your four-legged co-pilot, come on down and bring them with! For more information on the 2018 Kia Sportage or to schedule a test drive, contact us today.