2019 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Gray 2019 Kia Sportage set against a red 2018 Honda CR-V

Are you on the hunt for a new compact crossover? You certainly have your work cut out because you have so many options to choose from. Here at Bridgewater Kia, we offer the now-available 2019 Kia Sportage, which is one of the top-selling models in the segment. While drivers love the sporty appearance of the 2019 Kia Sportage, we understand that they may also be eyeing up other options – such as the 2018 Honda CR-V. To help you see what makes the 2019 Kia Sportage the better buy over the 2018 Honda CR-V, we have created a comparison!

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2019 Kia Sportage VS 2018 Honda CR-V
$23,750 to $33,100 MSRP Range $24,250 to $32,750
30.7 / 60.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 39.2 / 75.8 cubic feet

2.4L DOHC I-4 

2.0L DOHC turbo I-4

Engine Options

2.4L I4 4-cylinder 

1.5L I4 4-cylinder with single-scroll turbocharger

2,000 pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds

2019 Kia Sportage Engine Performance and Fuel Economy

While the 2019 Kia Sportage offers less cargo space than the 2018 Honda CR-V (though many drivers find it to be the perfect amount of space), it is definitely a winner when it comes to driving dynamics. The 2019 Kia Sportage comes available with two engine options:  

2.4L DOHC I-4 

  • Appears in the 2019 Kia Sportage LX and 2019 Kia Sportage EX models 

  • 181 horsepower / 175 lb.-ft. torque power output 

  • 21 to 23 mpg-city / 25 to 30 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy 

  • 16.4-gallon fuel tank 

  • 344.4 to 377.2 city-mile / 410 to 492 highway-mile estimated driving range 

2.0L DOHC turbo I-4 

  • Appears in the 2019 Kia Sportage SX Turbo model 

  • 237 to 240 horsepower / 260 lb.-ft. torque power output 

  • 20 to 21 mpg-city / 23 to 26 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy 

  • 16.4-gallon fuel tank 

  • 328 to 344.4 city-mile / 377.2 to 426.4 highway-mile estimated driving range 

If you are interested in learning more about the 2019 Kia Sportage, please contact us or visit us here at Bridgewater Kia.


Silver 2019 Kia Sportage driving through some water
Rear/side profile of a red 2019 Kia Sportage
Sunroof of the 2019 Kia Sportage
Interior seating in the 2019 Kia Sportage