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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V Hybrid

MSRP*: $30,560 to $36,350
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Picture of the 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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Invoice* $28,654 to $33,511 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City 40 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 35 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 68.7 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 143 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.1 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Honda CR-V Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V Hybrid is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda CR-V Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Utility
The Honda CR-V Hybrid has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Honda CR-V Hybrid has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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