2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Kia Sportage

The crossover class has made its case for the title of the new “family vehicle.” Driving the popularity of this class is the appeal of the added storage space, increased ride height and blend of power and fuel economy these vehicles provide. The 2017 Honda CR-V vs the 2017 Kia Sportage looks at two vehicles in this growing segment.

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Kia Sportage come equipped with standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. The Honda engine produces 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and the Kia engine checks in at 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.

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2017 Honda CR-V VS 2017 Kia Sportage
2.4-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder
184 hp, 180 lb-ft torque Engine Performance 181 hp, 175 lb-ft torque
4 Trim Levels 3
70.9 cubic ft Maximum Storage Space 60.1 cubic ft

2017 Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage Trim Levels and Storage Space

Storage capacity is an important factor many car shoppers looking at crossover models consider. With the rear seats folded down, the 2017 Honda CR-V offers a maximum storage capacity of 70.9 cubic feet. Kia Sportage models check in at 60.1 cubic feet of storage space with the seats folded down.

The 2017 CR-V and 2017 Sportage are offered in multiple trim levels that each come equipped with a different collection of features and systems. The Sportage is available in three different models, while the CR-V is offered in four.

The CR-V lineup includes the LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels. Features offered on the CR-V trim levels include: LED running lights, automatic climate control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, remote ignition, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and HD radio.

2017 Honda CR-V models can be equipped with several different safety systems. These include: a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure warnings with intervention, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking.

2017 Honda CR-V side snow
2017 Honda CR-V dash and display
2017 Honda CR-V interior
2017 Honda CR-V front black

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