2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Honda CR-V 2019 Kia Sportage
Engine Power
  184hp 181hp
  26/32 23/30
Cargo Space
  39.2 cu.ft. 30.7 cu.ft.

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Kia Sportage

Serving Highland, IN

Small crossovers have become a big hit among today’s drivers. While the segment is overflowing with new models, the 2019 Honda CR-V continues to separate itself from the competition. You’ll love the CR-V’s roomy interior and zesty performance. Some car shoppers may also be interested in the 2019 Kia Sportage. Let’s find out which one of these SUVs is the better choice.

Fuel Economy

With the rising cost of fuel being such a big topic of conversation, it’s especially important to choose an efficient vehicle. The 2019 Honda CR-V will definitely save you a lot of money at the pump. An available turbocharged four-cylinder engine enables the CR-V to return an economical 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. EPA estimates for the 2019 Kia Sportage stand at a less impressive 23 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway.


When hauling around your family and friends, the 2019 Honda CR-V will enable everyone to experience a great deal of comfort. It’s among the most spacious SUVs in the class. While the 2019 Kia Sportage can also accommodate up to five passengers, don’t expect it to feel as roomy. A total passenger volume of 105.9 cubic feet gives the CR-V a clear advantage over the Sportage, which has a total passenger volume of 98.6 cubic feet. There’s clearly more legroom in the CRV’s backseat. Greater cargo space also helps the CR-V to stand out. When preparing to take a road trip, you’ll be able to pack more stuff.


Like the 2019 Honda CR-V, the 2019 Kia Sportage provides superior impact protection. Both crossovers received an excellent, five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. You’ll also have access to a number of valuable driving aids. Honda Sensing equips the CR-V with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Road Departure Mitigation in also included, which isn’t even offered on the new Sportage. With the help of a camera in the windshield, this advanced safety technology is able to determine when you are on the verge of drifting off the pavement.

Although the 2019 Kia Sportage may have some nice qualities, it loses this comparison to the 2019 Honda CR-V. Not only is the new CR-V better on gas and roomier, but it’s also the only one of these vehicles to offer Road Departure Mitigation. To better experience how the Honda CR-V compares to the competition, stop by Bosak Honda Highland for a test drive.

* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.