2025 Honda HR-V vs. 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2025 Honda HR-V

2025 Honda
HR-V

MSRP*: $25,100 to $30,700
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Picture of the 2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2024 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $28,590 to $37,490
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 38 - 42 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 38 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.1 ft3 74.1 ft3
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 179.8 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 in

*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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage Hybrid than in the Honda HR-V, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda HR-V and the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Convenience
The Kia Sportage Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda HR-V, making it more convenient to drive.

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 HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Honda HR-V has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda HR-V has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Honda HR-V does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Kia Sportage Hybrid. The Honda HR-V has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.