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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Kia Sportage Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

MSRP*: $25,350 to $35,150
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2022 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $24,090 to $35,250
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Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $23,125 to $33,664
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.8 ft3 60.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 190 hp 181 - 240 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 182.1 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 - 39.2 in
Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Kia Sportage. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda CR-V and the Kia Sportage.

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 Sportage, 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). Whether you pick the Honda CR-V or the Kia Sportage, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V is about the same width as the Kia Sportage. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda CR-V, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sportage.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sportage.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda CR-V and the Kia Sportage are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Kia Sportage. With the Honda CR-V, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Sportage.

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