2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Honda CR-V: Kia Pulls Ahead With More Choices

2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Honda CR-V

The Kia Sportage has a popular history among compact SUVs. introduced in the mid-1990's, it continues to offer innovations and outstanding value with every refresh. The Sportage enters the 2023 model year with another round of exciting updates and appealing design that keeps it on top of the segment.

However, the competition is not resting. Here, we compare the 2023 Kia Sportage to the 2023 Honda CR-V.

The 2023 Kia Sportage offers a larger menu of grade options

Although Honda introduces an updated CR-V for 2023, the Sportage has even better tricks up its sleeve. The Sportage features six gas models, including the LX FWD, LX, X-Line, EX, EX Premium, and X-Line Limited. The choices don't stop there because the Sportage moves ahead with the Hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, which bring the brand into the future.

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid takes a step forward in power

Although Sportage and CR-V gas models are similar in power, the Sportage pulls ahead with its Hybrid model. The Sportage hybrid features a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with an advanced 44-kW motor that outputs 226 horsepower. This adds up to over 20 more horsepower over its Hybrid counterpart at Honda, and it achieves a fuel consumption rating of just 6,2 L per 100 km. You will have a lot more fun with the Sportage's 6-speed automatic transmission over the CR-V's CVT.

One model that is completely absent from the CR-V inventory is a PHEV. The Sportage covers this with its own model, capable of travelling up to 55 km on battery power alone.

More reasons to choose the 2023 Kia Sportage

The Sportage makes driving entertaining with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration plus a media system with display screens of up to 12.3 inches, which eclipses the CR-V's 9-inch screens.

The Sportage adds another bonus with more cargo volume available behind the rear seats. With up to 1,121 L of available volume, it tops the available 1,028 L in the CR-V.

We can write all day about the advantages of the 2023 Sportage, but the best way to experience it is to test-drive it. Contact us today to learn more about our inventory and to schedule your driving opportunity. You can also shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.