Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

The 2020 Kia Sportage and 2020 Honda CR-V compact crossovers comfortably seat five passengers in roomy interiors. The adventurous Kia Sportage features an intuitive infotainment system and the Kia Drive Wise suite of safety technology. Visit Premier Kia in Lufkin for complete automotive satisfaction.

Performance

2020 Kia Sportage

The LX, S, and EX trim levels are equipped with a 181-hp 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® and standard front-wheel drive. A 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine teamed with a six-speed transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters powers the SX trim and kicks out 240-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Sportage’s base engine earns an estimated 30 mpg on the East Texas highways and 23 mpg driving through Huntington and Nacogdoches, plus it has the capability to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Dynamax™ all-wheel drive is available.

2020 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is offered in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, which employ a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode. The powertrain produces 190-hp and 179 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg driving in the city. A front-wheel drivetrain comes standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.

Technology

2020 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage’s included infotainment system utilizes an 8.0-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, a six-speaker sound system, and a USB port. Available technology features consist of navigation, wireless charging, an additional USB port, SiriusXM® satellite radio and SiriusXM® Traffic, and a Harman Kardon® surround-sound audio system with eight speakers.

2020 Honda CR-V

Standard technology comes in the form of a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, Pandora® compatibility, a USB port, and a 160-watt audio system with four speakers. A 7.0-inch touchscreen, HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ support, navigation, a wireless charger, and an eight-speaker, 180-watt sound system are available.

Safety

2020 Kia Sportage

Safety continues to be of utmost priority, so the 2020 Kia Sportage’s standard Kia Drive Wise suite includes forward collision-avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, and automatic emergency braking. Also, traction control, downhill brake control, high beam assist, a rearview camera, and an advanced airbag system are included. Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic collision warning, front and rear parking assist, LED fog lights, and Smart cruise control with stop and go are optional. The 2020 Kia Sportage earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*.

2020 Honda CR-V

Honda Sensing®, which utilizes a collision mitigation braking system with forward collision warning and pedestrian sensing capability, road departure mitigation with lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control, is included. Additionally, automatic high-beam headlights and a rearview camera are standard. Optional safety technology is comprised of driver attention warning, a blind spot information system with cross-traffic monitoring, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Pricing

2020 Kia Sportage

Starting at $23,990 MSRP

2020 Honda CR-V

Starting at $25,050 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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