2022 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Honda CR-V

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2022 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Honda CR-V

The Sportage continues to be one of the top options among compact crossovers. It delivers an exceptional value proposition, excellent fuel performance, an upscale appearance and a fun driving experience, which is not something most crossovers can claim. The 2022 Kia Sportage arrives at Drive Taylor locations in Hermitage PA Lancaster OH Hermitage PA with a number of notable changes. The new trim lineup consists of the LX, Nightfall Edition, EX and SX Turbo. Kia has expanded the LX Value Edition, which is the most popular optional package it offers, and it has added standard and optional features to the other returning trim levels as well. The Honda CR-V is one of the other top options in its class, but the 2022 edition arrives with almost no changes compared to the previous model. With that mind, let us compare the 2022 Kia Sportage vs 2022 Honda CR-V and see how they measure up.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Sportage's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealership serving Hermitage

Exterior aesthetic differences aside, both vehicles are similar when it comes to form factor. These are compact crossovers with four doors and a rear liftgate. The 2022 Honda CR-V is a tad longer overall—182.1 vs 176.4 inches—but the Kia has a longer wheelbase—105.1 vs 104.7—which certainly plays a role in how well it handles. Width and height are just about the same, but the CR-V does have more ground clearance at 7.8 inches. That said, unless you are going off-road, the 6.8 inches provided by the Sportage are more than enough. Kia offers 17- to 19-inch alloy wheels. Honda offers 17- to 18-inch alloy wheels.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Sportage's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Kia Sportage near Hermitage

Both the 2022 Kia Sportage and the 2022 Honda CR-V can seat up to five people. Honda offers a bit more front headroom and Kia a bit more front legroom, but these are on-paper differences that really make no difference in a practical manner. Honda does manage a bit more rear legroom—40.4 vs 38.2 inches—and a tad more dedicated cargo space: 37.6 vs 30.7 cubic feet. But this does come at the cost of the longer overall length, which does affect ride comfort and handling. As for the base interior, Kia wins. You can get the LX with the Value Edition package for less than the base CR-V and enjoyed zoned automatic climate control, heated front seats, push-button start, a power driver seat and much more.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Sportage's Interior

Mechanical – 2022 Kia Sportage specs

The 2022 Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage are similar in that front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Kia offers that option across the board. Honda includes it with its top-end trim. All Sportage models have a six-speed automatic transmission. The base package features a 181-horsepower engine. The SX Turbo has a 240-hp turbocharged engine. All CR-V models have a continuously variable transmission. The CVT is an inferior choice to the six-speed except in regard to fuel performance. Honda uses a single engine across all models, and it makes 190 horsepower.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Kia Sportage's Mechanical

Tech – 2022 Kia Sportage dealer

Kia and Honda are two of the best when it comes to technologies. But Honda opts for a 5.0-inch LCD screen for its base model whereas the Kia features an 8.0-inch touchscreen even without the Value Edition upgrade. The driver-assistance packages are similar for the most part, but again, you can spend less with Kia and get blind-spot monitoring. Honda, on the other hand, charges you more. In fact, you can get almost all of the tech available for the Sportage with the EX trim level. To do that with the Honda, you need to step up to the top trim, which does not even have the turbo engine.

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The 2022 Kia Sportage is available to test-drive at Drive Taylor. No appointment is needed at our locations in Hermitage PA Lancaster OH Hermitage PA. You can call for custom quotes and other details or reach us via text or email. We are also available through our website via live chat, and our sites lets you shop our showroom, explore current specials, get financing preapproval and much more!

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