2022 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Honda CR-V

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2022 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Honda CR-V

The peppy drive of the 2022 Kia Sportage is a force to be reckoned with in its class. For the 2021 Honda CR-V, a relatively new model that hasn’t got a lot of weight behind it, the Sportage is a scary sight to see coming. In our 2022 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Honda CR-V comparison, you’ll find that Drive Taylor has more than a few reasons to keep our dealership stocked with the Sportage. Its unique blend of energy and convenience make it better than so many competitors in its class. The 2022 Kia Sportage doesn’t have a clear path to victory, but it does have a scrappy victory ahead of it. This review is serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage with a quick way to compare these two sporty SUVs.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sportage's Overview

Value – Kia Dealership serving Boardman

When comparing the 2022 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Honda CR-V, please look closely at their value. The trim lineup of the new Sportage features a special Nightfall Edition that comes with a Panoramic sunroof, black badging, SynTex seating, and black roof rails. There’s even black satin window surrounds for a rich appearance. Meanwhile, the 2022 CR-V is a little more down to earth in its trim lineup. It’s just not serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage with the same level of contemporary touches. Where this becomes important is in the price tag of the beginning models. The CR-V is slightly more expensive than the Sportage. This matters! When you buy a Sportage from Drive Taylor, you get a similar experience to the CR-V, just with Honda’s unique brand of value and savings. The 2022 Kia Sportage is a better value.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sportage's Exterior

Performance – 2022 Kia Sportage near Boardman

The Sportage will get 181-240 horsepower in 2022. Compare this to the 190 horsepower of the CR-V. We know that power alone isn’t everything. You’ve got to have sound suspension systems, technology, and a great transmission, too. The 6-speed automatic transmission on the Sportage is more compatible with its strong engine choice. A CVT transmission is installed on the CR-V, but its engine is so underpowered that the CVT never really gets the chance to shine here. The result is that the Sportage is easier to handle and much more welcoming to drive on uneven terrain and hills. The pleasurable mechanical design of the Sportage makes it one of the most relevant of today’s SUV crossovers.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sportage's Interior

Safety – 2022 Kia Sportage dealer

A family SUV has a burden of safety. It’s not a burden to Kia, though. They love to make their customers safe with their advanced Drive Wise technology. The CR-V has Honda Sensing, and it’s got a few standout features such as automatic emergency braking and lane keep, but Honda stops far short of what they would need to add in order to seriously compete with the Sportage. Kia’s new Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, and patented Iso-Structure construction promises to solidify the Sportage’s upstanding reputation as one of the safest vehicles on the road. The 240 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine of the Sportage plays a bigger part in safety than you think, too. Because you’ve got that 50 extra horsepower on the Sportage, you really have a firmer grip on your road and more command over what your SUV crossover is doing. The underpowered CR-V engine really comes back to haunt itself here, as it doesn’t provide as much power to get yourself out of harm’s way.

Boardman OH - 2022 Kia Sportage's Mechanical

Winner: 2022 Kia Sportage

The Sportage’s new Nightfall Edition makes it easily a winner over the CR-V. There is no trim on the CR-V that even begins to compare with the sporty features of a Nightfall. The Flat-Bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, crisp LED lighting, panoramic sunroof, and piano black front and rear bumper trim with side sills and skid plates through in are just too much for the CR-V to compete with. The new Sportage is created for families who want a smaller package to give them an easy, relaxing, but energetic drive. Kia accomplishes all of this by drafting a KIA Sportage that always stays on the go so that you can sit back and take it easy. New safety features far out-pace Honda’s Sensing technology.

Request more 2022 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Honda CR-V information

You’ve seen the 2022 Sportage up close here first. Now see it in person at our dealership. Contact Drive Taylor to bring your whole family in for a test drive, or contact us to see about having your favorite Sportage trim brought right to your driveway. We’re happy to deliver a test drive Sportage for your convenience. Write to us on Live Chat or email us today to learn more.

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