2017 Kia Sorento vs Honda CR-V Comparison – Woodstock, GA
2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Honda CR-V
Serving Woodstock, Marietta, and Kennesaw, GA
Crossovers are more popular than ever—thanks to their ability to blend together the fuel efficiency associated with passenger sedans and the interior space associated with SUVs. And in this highly competitive segment, it hardly gets better than the Kia Sorento and the Honda CR-V. In 2017, both vehicles are at different points in their respective periods of existence. Released in 2002, the Sorento has gradually become a refined crossover choice as it continues its third production cycle. And as one of the first crossovers in the market when it appeared in 1995, the CR-V kicks off its fifth production cycle with a complete redesign. Ultimately, the Sorento gets the upper hand, especially when considering the following factors.
Although standard engine on the 2017 Kia Sorento is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4), you can upgrade your power source with a larger and more powerful 3.3-liter V6 engine. It produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, and you can get it on the LX, EX, SX, and SXL trim levels. The Honda CR-V also has a standard 2.4-liter I4, from which you can upgrade to a 1.5-liter turbocharged one if you choose the EX, EX-L, or Touring trim. However, it produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, which is 60 less horsepower and 73 less lb-ft of torque than the 3.3-liter V6 on the Sorento.
On the 2017 Kia Sorento, you’d never have to worry about having enough space. If you go with a V6 model, the Sorento provides 154.2 cubic feet of passenger volume. If not, you get 146.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. The most passenger volume you get on the 2017 Honda CR-V is 105.9 cubic feet, which is 40.5 cubic feet less than even the lesser of Sorento’s cabin space offerings. Plus, as you go up in trim, that number drops: to 102.9 cubic feet on the EX and EX-L, and to 101.6 cubic feet on the Touring.
The 2017 Kia Sorento and the 2017 Honda CR-V are designed as two-row vehicles, which means that they are well-suited for seating up to five people. However, the CR-V does not have the option of a third row like its Kia counterpart has. Go with a V6 variant of the LX or EX, or the SX V6 or SXL V6, and Kia automatically includes two captain’s chairs to increase maximum occupancy on the Sorento to seven.
Ready to check out the 2017 Kia Sorento, rather than the 2017 Honda CR-V? Give us a call today at our Woodstock, Georgia dealership for a test drive and an appointment with one of our sales specialists. As evidenced by reviews on Google, we take great pride on providing our customers with the best customer service possible. Our Kia specialists will be able to answer any questions or concerns you have, identify your must-haves on your new Sorento, and apply any valid specials available at the moment.