Drivers around the greater Philadelphia area know that versatility is key when choosing an SUV to drive through West Chester, Wilmington, and Springfield. That’s why we suggest models like the Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V to our Ardmore and Exton area customers.
Both are great picks, but we want to help you decide which one will be the best option for your unique lifestyle. So, we compared the 2020 Sportage vs. CR-V. Check it out and then contact Kia of West Chester to test drive your favorite.
Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V: Handling and Engine Power
First, let’s explore how these two SUVs keep you active all year-long with their available smart all-wheel drive (AWD) systems.
These available systems actively monitor your roadway conditions and automatically adjust torque distribution between all four wheels to help you keep a firm grip on the road. This is ideal for commuters who want to hit the road whether it’s snowing, raining, or bright and sunny.
When you do get a move on, you might get a nice kick from the engine in both SUVs. That’s because the Sportage and CR-V each have an available turbocharged engine. However, the one in the Sportage gives more energy:
|2020 Kia Sportage||2020 Honda CR-V|
|Engine||2.0L turbo I4||1.5L turbo I4|
|Horsepower||240 horsepower||190 horsepower|
|Torque||260 lb-ft of torque||179 lb-ft of torque|
With 50 less horsepower than the Sportage, the CR-V might offer a slightly more muted performance than you may get from the Sportage.
Smart Safety Features: Kia Sportage vs Honda CR-V
Just like you, the Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V strive to make safety a standard. That’s why they both offer standard smart safety systems like:
- Automatic high beams
- Lane keeping
- Forward collision mitigation
They also both have an available blind spot monitoring system that alerts you to vehicles in your side blind spots when you want to change lanes or merge.
Driver Attention Warning is a neat tool that the Sportage offers, too. It monitors your driving for behaviors that indicate you may be drowsy or distracted behind the wheel. If detected, it’ll provide a suggestion that you may be due for a break.
The CR-V doesn’t offer a similar feature, so drivers may be less aware of when they’re driving while drowsy.
Finally, let’s look at the tech inside the cabins of these two vehicles. Both provide standard and available infotainment systems that can help you stay connected and entertained on the road. Features they both offer include:
- A touchscreen display
- Apple CarPlay™
- Android Auto™
These three features work together to integrate your smartphone with your car so that you can access phone calls, audio books, navigation, music streaming, and more, while keeping your phone safely out of your hands as you drive.
One difference, however, is that the Kia Sportage makes all these features standard, while the Honda CR-V makes them available with a trim level upgrade.
The CR-V actually comes standard with a 5-inch LCD display and has a 7-inch touchscreen available. Compare this to the Sportage which comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display.
Kia Sportage or Honda CR-V?
While only you can know whether the Kia Sportage or Honda CR-V is the right pick for you, our team at Kia of West Chester found a lot to like about what the Sportage brings to the Philadelphia, Exton, and Ardmore areas.
Do you want to try it out for yourself? Drivers near West Chester, Wilmington, and Springfield can contact us to schedule a test drive today!