Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg drivers love crossover SUVs, and the two most popular cars in this class are the Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V. These two vehicles are well-known for their utility, providing an array of fun and convenient features that create an enjoyable drive.

If these two SUVs are the top choices on your car wish list, you need to compare some of their features to find out which model is the better selection. Compare the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Honda CR-V and find out which compact SUV provides the features that fit the needs of drivers like you.




Available engine

Turbocharged 2.0L

1.5L 4-cylinder

Max horsepower

240 horsepower

190 horsepower

Max torque

260 lb-ft

179 lb-ft

Available touchscreens

8-inch touchscreen

7-inch display audio touchscreen

Available passenger seat

8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat

4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat

Compact Engines with Big Power

Although the Sportage and the CR-V are compact SUVs, it doesn't mean that these models are lacking in power. In fact, driving either of these vehicles means you'll be powered by an outstanding engine that makes driving simple.

The standard engine in the 2018 CR-V is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. As for the 2018 Sportage, it comes standardly equipped with a 2.4L I-4 engine that generates 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

However, the Kia Sportage can deliver much more power with its turbocharged 2.0L engine-240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. The Honda CR-V and its available 1.5L 4-cylinder engine don't even come close since it only puts out 190 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

Interior Technology and Comfort

Both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V provide next-level interior technology, such as standard Bluetooth® connectivity. With Bluetooth®, you can make hands-free phone calls, stream your selected playlists, and much more. Plus, both SUVs come with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility for further smartphone integration.

 Inside the Kia Sportage, you'll find:

  • SiriusXM® Traffic: With this useful feature, you'll be able to view local traffic information, such as traffic flows, nearby road construction, accident locations, and much more.
  • UVO infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen: This state-of-the-art infotainment system provides hands-free calling, navigation, roadside assistance, and more on a large 8-inch touchscreen.
  • 8-Way Power-Adjustable Front Passenger Seat: Your front-seat passenger will be appreciative of this seat, which allows them to find the ideal seating position.

As for the Honda CR-V, it also is equipped with an advanced infotainment system, but its touchscreen maxes out at only seven inches. Plus, its front passenger seat only offers 4-way power adjustment, which may not be enough versatility for your passenger.

Kia vs Honda: Safety Systems

To make your final decision as to which compact SUV suits your needs, you need to closely examine their safety features. When it comes to safety, the 2018 CR-V is focused on high-tech features, providing an available Honda Sensing® suite that includes Adaptive Cruise Control and the Lane-Keeping Assist System.

The 2018 Sportage provides active features, too, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind-Spot Detection, and the Lane-Departure Warning System. However, it was also crafted to endure an unfortunate collision or accident, ensuring a sense of safety for all passengers. Its Iso-Structure™ unibody was built with Advanced High-Strength Steel to form a durable frame around you and your passengers.

 Test Drive the 2018 Kia Sportage

By offering a more powerful engine, fuller tech features, and complete safety, the Kia Sportage made its mark as the top model in the compact SUV class. Get more information about the 2018 Kia Sportage by scheduling a test drive today at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg.

Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg is a dependable local dealership that is solely concerned with helping you. We provide consumers from Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg with an array of high-quality Kia vehicles, including the Sportage. Whether you've budgeted for a pre-owned or new automobile, our sales professionals can help you find an option that matches your needs precisely. Comes see our team today to get started.

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