2017 Kia Sportage small SUV vs. 2016 Honda CR-V Airport Kia of Naples FL
2017 Kia Sportage 2016 Honda CR-V
240 Top HP 185
2,000 Towing (pounds) 1,500
2.4-liter 4-cyl; 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl Engine Options 2.4L 4-cyl
34.8 Turning Circle (feet) 36.9 or 37.5
10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile basic  Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile basic

2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Honda CR-V

2017 Kia Sportage GDI turbocharged engine 240 HP Airport Kia of Naples FL

The crossover. It's a vehicle category that can be as hard to pin down as a greased Mixed Martial Arts fighter. What are they, exactly – SUVs? Large cars? The answer is something in between, but the great benefit of crossovers is they not only have the handling and fuel economy of a sedan but the power of an SUV. We'll do a side-by-side of two premier crossovers (i.e. small SUVs) as we look at the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. the 2016 Honda CR-V.

The 2016 Honda CR-V has a well-known name and it certainly has its share of fans, thanks to a solid powertrain with 185 HP, the ability to pack a lot of cargo and the ability to tow up to 1,500 pounds. All of this makes the 2016 CR-V a versatile, fairly powerful vehicle. But the 2017 Kia Sportage takes the small SUV class and puts it on its head, as this redesigned ride tops out at a superior 240 HP, thanks to a model option that is brand-new for 2017, the SX Turbo, which uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to give you the ability to make lane changes and highway merges seem like second nature with the 2017 Sportage. In addition, although the 2017 Sportage is a nice-sized vehicle, it still has the same turning circle as many sedans at 34.8 feet, which will make it easier to parallel park on your next night out in the city than with the 2016 CR-V and its 36.9- or 37.5-foot turning circle.

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There's advantages all over the place with the 2017 Kia Sportage, which has an available 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation (versus the 2016 Honda CR-V's 7-inch screen) and an available heated steering wheel, which the 2016 CR-V does not have. It's flourishes like these, as well as the Sportage's UVO3 telematics package, which has up to 8GB of space for you to save your favorite songs and connects you with the best and latest music apps like Pandora and Soundhound, that make this the vehicle to beat in the small SUV class. The 2017 Sportage also comes with a longer guarantee from the manufacturer, as Kia's industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty blows Honda's coverage (five years/60,000-mile limited powertrain, three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty) out of the water. Thanks to its durable construction and this warranty, the 2017 Kia Sportage is a vehicle that will have a long, wonderful life on the road.

The 2017 Kia Sportage is truly a next-level small SUV, with power, design and features to outshine the competition, and we have it on the lot at Airport Kia. Airport Kia is located at 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL. We also serve the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, as well as Bonita Springs and Marco Island. For more information please call us at (877) 747-2059 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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