2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Honda HR-V

Compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road right now thanks to their versatility and efficiency. When shoppers are looking for a new compact crossover, they oftentimes turn to the 2017 Kia Sportage for its sporty and sculpted exterior, spacious cabin, and efficient – yet powerful – engines. While the 2017 Kia Sportage is a favorite choice, it is a member of a very competitive market and has many rivals – including the 2017 Honda HR-V. Let us present a comparison to show what makes the 2017 Kia Sportage the better buy.

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2017 Kia Sportage VS 2017 Honda HR-V

2.4L DOHC I-4 

2.0L Turbo DOHC I-4

Engine Options 1.8L 4-cylinder
2,000 pounds Towing Capacity Not recommended
5 Seating Accommodations 5
30.7 / 60.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 24.3 / 58.8 cubic feet

How Versatile is the 2017 Kia Sportage?

We have to say, the 2017 Kia Sportage is extremely versatile! It can legally seat up to five passengers, all of whom will enjoy lots of leg, elbow, and headroom. Behind the rear seats is a cargo space that measures 30.7 cubic feet, which can fit lots of sporting gear, several shopping bags, or a few large pieces of luggage. For bigger adventures, the rear seats can be folded down to create 6.01 cubic feet of cargo space. 

Under the hood of the 2017 Kia Sportage will either be a 2.4L DOHC I-4 (181 horsepower; 23 mpg-city / 30 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy) or a 2.0L Turbo DOHC I-4 (237 to 240 horsepower; 21 mpg-city / 26 mpg-highway fuel economy) engine – both of which can tow up to 2,000 pounds. That is perfect for a lightweight boat or a trailer full of supplies for that DIY home improvement project. 

The 2017 Kia Sportage is also available with all-wheel drive, which gives the compact crossover extra power and traction to handle slippery roads. 

To learn more about the 2017 Kia Sportage, please contact us or visit our dealership.

2017 Kia Sportage in red color option
Tail light and badging of 2017 Kia Sportage
Side view of 2017 Kia Sportage
Front seats and dash of 2017 Kia Sportage

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