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2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Kia Sportage

Passenger side exterior view of a red 2018 Honda CR-V on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Sportage on the right

Finding the right fit SUV for your daily needs can be challenging simply due to the fact that there are so many choices available to you. The 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Kia Sportage are two SUVs that provide efficient performance along with ample interior cargo and passenger space. Both of these SUVs are attractive and accommodating and loaded with specs and features that will take your daily commute as well as your weekend retreats from ordinary to extraordinary. Not all SUVs are the same and even two similar vehicles such as the 2018 Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage have distinct differences and you can check them all out right here to help you decide between the 2018 CR-V and 2018 Sportage.

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Kia Sportage

2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder
184 HP/ 180 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 181 HP/ 175 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
26 MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

What are the Differences & Similarities Between the 2018 Honda CR-V & the 2018 Kia Sportage?

As you can see from the chart above the standard drivetrain of the 2018 Honda CR-V is more powerful and efficient than the drivetrain of the 2018 Kia Sportage. The 2018 Kia Sportage does offer an engine upgrade while the 2018 Honda CR-V does not, the engine upgrade for the 2018 Sportage adds horsepower and torque but takes a hit to fuel economy. Both the 2018 CR-V and Sportage provide All-Wheel Drive (AWD) across all trim levels but the 2018 Honda CR-V averages 25 MPG* City/ 31 MPG* HWY while the 2018 Kia Sportage only attains fuel efficiency estimates of 21 MPG City/ 25 MPG HWY in AWD.

Both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Kia Sportage provide spacious seating for five people but the 2018 CR-V has more first-row headroom, shoulder room, and hip room than the 2018 Sportage does. The 2018 Honda CR-V also gives second-row passengers more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room than the 2018 Kia Sportage. The cockpit of the 2018 CR-V and Sportage get equipped with a 5” Touchscreen Display with Bluetooth connectivity but the 2018 Honda CR-V adds Pandora® Compatibility and Speed Sensitive Volume Control. With a more powerful and efficient standard engine along with more interior space the 2018 Honda CR-V is the easy choice over the 2018 Kia Sportage. You can take the 2018 Honda CR-V for a test drive today at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC to experience all of its specs and features for yourself.