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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda
CR-V

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$25,150 to $34,850
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $23,618 to $32,698 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 27 - 28 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda CR-V offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda CR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda CR-V and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V is a little narrower than the Kia Sorento, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Honda CR-V is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Honda CR-V has much lower torque than the Kia Sorento, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has the same turning radius as the Kia Sorento, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Honda CR-V has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Honda CR-V has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda CR-V as you will in the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda CR-V is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.