2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Kia
Sportage EX

2011 Kia Sportage EX

10.0

starting from

$23,990
"The Sportage matches up with the best crossover SUVs in the class."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sportage's value
"Sharp styling inside."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sportage's interior quality

Reasons to buy the Kia Sportage EX

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Comparable towing weight
1311 lb
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
2011 Honda CR-V

9.2

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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CD changer
Standard
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Really underpowered
180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
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Has speed-sensitive volume
Luxury Features 7.2 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Sportage EX Winner: Sportage EX
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Sportage EX's power seats; not available on the CR-V
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Sportage EX
Performance 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Sportage EX Winner: Sportage EX
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  • The Sportage EX's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The Sportage EX has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Sportage EX needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.7 ft vs 37.8 ft
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Sportage EX Winner: Sportage EX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Almost the same, 22 mpg vs 21 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have lots of cupholders
Entertainment System 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Sportage EX's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Sportage EX

Performance

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Sportage EX has more gears and the CR-V is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Sportage EX's semi-automatic transmission and the CR-V 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.8 lb/hp vs 18.7 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.8 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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MSRP $23,405 vs $23,990 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 22 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Sportage EX's basic warranty is fantastic, but the CR-V 's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Sportage EX's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the CR-V 's warranty is very limited

Safety Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Sportage EX has very little
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 53.1 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Sportage EX is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 850 lb vs 1311 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Sportage EX offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The CR-V 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Sportage EX does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Sportage EX, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Sportage EX's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 126 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 17.0 s @ 83 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.75 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Kia Sportage EX Kia
Sportage EX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 3 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX CR-V vs Accord Crosstour EX
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Ford Edge SEL CR-V vs Edge SEL
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Kia Sportage EX 2012 Kia Sorento LX Sportage EX vs Sorento LX
2011 Kia Sportage EX 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium Sportage EX vs Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Kia Sportage EX 2011 Kia Optima LX Sportage EX vs Optima LX
2011 Kia Sportage EX 2011 Ford Edge SEL Sportage EX vs Edge SEL
2011 Kia Sportage EX 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES Sportage EX vs Outlander Sport ES

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