2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Honda CR-V

Drivers looking for a vehicle with ample interior space and an impressive fuel economy rating are turning to the compact SUV class now more than ever before, and it’s not hard to see why. These small SUVs usually come jam-packed with a generous amount of standard and available features, have plenty of cargo room and have attractive stylings, both inside and out.

Two of our favorite compact crossovers in the market right now are the 2017 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Honda CR-V. The completely redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage really packs a punch when it comes to standard features, and the 2016 Honda CR-V offers more interior space than most rivals. Ready to find out what features and specs set them apart from the rest of their competitive class, and more importantly, what features and specs set them apart from each other? Read on for an in-depth comparison between these two impressive compact crossovers!

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2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Honda CR-V
2000 lbs Standard Towing 1500 lbs
6 speakers Audio System 4 speakers
Standard on all trims Satellite Radio Available on select trims
120-month/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 60-month/60,000 miles

The 2016 Honda CR-V comes in five trim levels: LX, SE, EX, EX-L and Touring. All trims come standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. No other engine option is available. Standard safety features are somewhat scarce on the 2016 CR-V, with all trims coming standard with Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, the Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Daytime Running Lights and a rearview camera. The Touring trim also adds on the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning to its list of standard safety features. Looking for comfort and convenience features? All trims come standard with power windows and door locks, cruise control, 60/40 split rear seats and Bluetooth® connectivity.

The 2017 Kia Sportage comes in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX Turbo. All trims come in a wide variety of exterior color options and multiple interior color options, so drivers can customize to fit their preferences. The LX and EX trims come standard with a 2.4-liter inline-4 DOHC engine that generates 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line SX Turbo comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes an impressive 240 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. All trims come standard with a huge variety of active safety features like the Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, the Traction Control System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, the Brake Assist System, a rearview camera, Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control and the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System. Looking for more advanced safety features? No problem! The 2017 Sportage comes available with the Blind Spot Detection System, Lane Change Assist, Parking Assist, the Lane Departure Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking. All trims also come standard with comfort/convenience features like a touchscreen display, Bluetooth® connectivity, cruise control, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

While both the 2017 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Honda CR-V are great options for those in the market for a crossover SUV, the 2017 Kia Sportage offers better warranties across the board, has more standard safety features and offers a more-powerful engine option. For more information about the 2017 Sportage, contact a member of our team today!

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