New Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage SUV Comparison - Raleigh, NC

Are you shopping for a new compact SUV to take on the North Carolina streets? If so, there's a lot of great options in the market. We know it can be overwhelming and information overload to find the perfect new car or SUV for you. Our team is here to break down the Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V to make the decision making process a little easier. 

Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh is here to do a rundown of the Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage. It's our goal to provide every driver with the information they need to make the best decision on their next new vehicle. Buckle up Raleigh, Durham, and Cary drivers as we drive through the highlights of each new compact SUV. From price to features to awards, we outline all the details!

Honda CR-V vs Kia Sportage: Overview

Both the Honda CR-V and the Kia Sportage offer smooth rides and ample room for a crossover SUV. Both vehicles have a seating capacity of five and estimated MPG that your wallet will appreciate. Let's jump in to see which SUV is better for you, the new Kia Sportage or the new Honda CR-V.
Cost Comparison
The Kia Sportage has a lower price tag than the Honda CR-V. The 2022 Kia Sportage has a starting MSRP of $24,090* while the 2022 Honda CR-V will cost drivers more with a starting MSRP of $26,400*. The average price paid for the 2022 Sportage is also significantly lower than the average price paid for the 2022 CR-V according to Edmunds. If cost is your deciding factor, the Kia Sportage will win out every time.

MPG Fuel Efficiency
The Kia Sportage gets an estimated 30* highway miles to the gallon. The Honda CR-V is similar, although slightly higher, with an estimated 34* highway miles to the gallon.

Trim Options on the Kia Sportage
Having a vehicle that exactly fits your driving needs and lifestyle is important. The 2022 Kia Sportage has four trims available and six exterior color options to fit what you're looking for in a new vehicle. 2022 Kia Sportage trims include: 
  1. Kia Sportage LX with 17-inch alloy wheels and available all-wheel drive (AWD)
  2. Kia Sportage Nightfall Edition with 18-inch alloy wheels in a dark gray finish, black roof rails, black badging, and black exterior accents
  3. Kia Sportage EX with smart power liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels machine finished, and panoramic sunroof
  4. Kia Sportage SX Turbo with 2.0L 4 cylinder turbocharged engine (with 240 horsepower), smart power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, and 19-inch alloy wheels machine finished

Awards and Recognition
The Kia Sportage has a proven track record of excellence. The 2022 Kia Sportage is a 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK when equipped with optional Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and LED headlights.* Kia also comes with a best-in-class warranty with the industry leading 10-year/100,000 mile warranty.*

Dimensions and Interior Space
Let's break down the interior dimensions on the compact SUV Kia Sportage. The Sportage offers right over 30 cubic feet in cargo space, making it perfect to tote groceries, kids sports equipment, overnight bags, anything! The Sportage also has a 60/40 split folding rear seats. This lets you accommodate your seating and storage set up based on your needs. Drivers and passengers will also enjoy the concealed storage in the back of the Sportage. The tray is removable and helps keep loose items in place and out-of-sight when needed.

Test Drive a New Kia Sportage in Raleigh, NC 
Ready to hit the streets in a new Kia Sportage? Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh has great options! Get started online or visit our Kia dealership in person at 9209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617. You can also give our sales team a call at (919) 899-9055. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about our vehicles or the great perks of driving a Kia Sportage!  

Don't forget about our Fred Anderson Family Plan that comes with each new Kia purchased at our Raleigh dealership. Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh is proud to serve the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary areas. 


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Sportage MSRP: 

"Starting MSRP" price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. See "Build and Price" section for MSRP of model shown and applicable destination and handling charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Some color, package, and option selections may include, exclude, or require the purchase of additional options and packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia America, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. All exterior and interior images and specifications contained on this website are based on latest product information available at the time of posting and may vary slightly from actual product. See retailer for details.

Honda MSRP: MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

Sportage MPG: EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

CRV MPG: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

IIHS: For more information go to

Warranty: The Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program includes various warranties and roadside assistance. Warranties include powertrain and New Vehicle Limited Warranty (Basic). All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer for details or go to