2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda CR-V

white 2021 Kia Sorento and silver 2020 Honda CR-V

Kia continues to outdo itself with every new and updated model. Not only does the brand outdo itself, but it outranks the competition too. One of the vehicles the Kia Sorento has been compared to most is the Honda CR-V, and with the newest Sorento model coming out we thought it would only be fair to put the latest versions of the two against each other.

In this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda CR-V comparison, we are going to take a look at how the upcoming Sorento compares to one of its longstanding competitors. Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Sorento or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Kia Sorento models at Friendly Kia.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda CR-V

2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine Base Engine 1.5T engine with turbocharger
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode
277 horsepower Power Specs 190 horsepower
8-inch standard | 10.3-inch available Infotainment Center 5-inch color LCD screen | 7-inch Display Audio
Standard Apple CarPlay® | Android Auto™ Trim-specific availability
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Kia Sorento Continues to Outweigh Competition

The 2021 Kia Sorento has drawn attention since rumors of its redesign first started circulating. The 2021 Sorento hit the scene with a sculpted and chiseled exterior, luxury-inspired cabin, and an updated tech suite. With such a revamped look and feel, customers are wondering how the latest Kia SUV stacks up against the competition.

Beneath the hood of the 2021 Kia Sorento is a base 2.5-liter Turbo-4 engine with 277 horsepower on tap. For the first time ever the Sorento lineup is offering a variety of hybrid model options in its mix, expanding its fan base even further. The competing 2020 CR-V is fitted with a 1.5T engine with 190 horsepower lined up. Like the Sorento, the CR-V also offers an alternative fuel option in its mix but limits shoppers to just one hybrid option.

The tech-forward cabin in the 2021 Sorento more than outweighs that of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The Sorento comes equipped with a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment center with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity. The competing CR-V offers these connectivity options in only select trims equipped with the available 7-inch Display Audio system. The standard 5-inch LCD screen the CR-V offers does not allow for Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™.

To learn more about the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento, contact a member of the Friendly Kia sales team today or fill out our included contact form.