2018 Kia Sorento vs Honda CR-V
Specs at a Glance
2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Honda CR-V
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At one time sedans were one of the most popular vehicles around but nowadays you tend to see more crossovers on the road. Their popularity is likely due to the fact that they bring a lot of interior space to the table but are affordable and much more efficient that a larger vehicle like an SUV. When you are shopping for a crossover you will probably narrow your choices down to a few different makes and models including the 2018 KIA Sorento as well as the Honda CR-V. Both of these vehicles have been around for a number of years and have incorporated a number of new design options and technology to be the front runners on the market. Let’s take a closer look at both of these vehicles:
Power Under The Hood
As part of the standard package that you get from KIA, the 2018 Sorrento comes well equipped with a 2.4 liter, four cylinder engine. If you are looking to upgrade for more capability, you can choose the 3.3 liter, V6 engine that allows for 290 horsepower along with 252 pound feet of torque. The Honda CR-V comes with the same standard option but the upgraded version is a little less impressive. You can select the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine but when it comes to power you only get approximately 190 horsepower and 179 pound feet of torque.
Having enough space on the interior of your vehicle is important if you are going to be bringing your family along or will be traveling long distances for work or for pleasure. The KIA Sorento provides a great deal of interior space with approximately 146 cubic feet of space. This is quite a bit more than the Honda CR-V which only provides 105 cubic feet and as you upgrade your trim level, the space only gets smaller as you go along. Quite a difference when you think about toting around groceries, kid’s sporting equipment and shopping bags. KIA has put a lot of thought into the interior of the Sorrento just like it does with the majority of its vehicles and controls are the dashboard are very well thought out so everything is available to you right where you need it.
If you are shopping for a crossover you probably are assuming that you will have a vehicle that will seat five people (two in the front seats and three in the rear). While both of these vehicles provide ample leg and head room to passengers throughout the vehicle, the KIA Sorento has the option for an extra row in the rear of the vehicle. If you wish, you can select two captain’s chairs in the second row with the KIA and then utilize the third row in the rear of the vehicle. The Honda CR-V does not offer this. Kia is basically giving you the same amount of seating that you would get with a large mini-van however you don’t have to worry about utilizing as much gas as a van would. You can easily move the third row seating down and up as you need to depending on how many passengers you will have on board at any given moment.
The 2018 KIA Sorento and 2018 Honda CR-V have earned top scores when crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you want the latest crash avoidance systems, you’ll find a long list available on either SUV. Blind spot detection and a lane keeper help reduce the chances that your Sorento will side swipe another vehicle. A forward collision warning can be backed up by an autonomous emergency brake. Advanced cruise control can ease driver stress in busy traffic.
Over the years the KIA Sorento has become one of the highest selling vehicles that is part of the Kia lineup and you get all of the reliability and efficiency that KIA has to offer. If you are looking to test drive the 2018 KIA Sorento stop down to our Woodstock dealership today. Once you’re behind the wheel of this vehicle you won’t need to shop around for anything else.