2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Honda CR-V

side by side images of silver 2018 Kia Sorento and 2018 Honda CR-V crossovers in a comparison image

Drivers looking for a well-proportioned and well-equipped midsize crossover SUV may be interested in one of the models in this 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison. Each of these models brings confident engine power and attractive appointments to the road. The base engine in each is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2018 Kia Sorento has a slight advantage when it comes to horsepower in this engine, though the 2018 Honda CR-V pulls ahead when it comes to torque. However, with a slight increase in cost, the base 2018 Sorento delivers several attractive upgrades in interior cabin quality.

Both of these vehicles come standard with cloth upholstery, but the 2018 Kia Sorento offers premium cloth and also several entertainment advantages, with six speakers, and SiriusXM radio as a standard capability even on the base L model of the 2018 Kia Sorento, while the 2018 Honda CR-V offers just four speakers, and no standard SiriusXM capability.

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2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Honda CR-V
$25,900 Starting MSRP $24,150
6 speakers, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite Radio Standard Infotainment 4 speakers, AM/FM Radio
2.4-L 4-cylinder (185 hp) Base Engine 2.4-L 4-cylinder (184 hp)
290 horsepower Top Horsepower 190 horsepower

Engine Options on the 2018 Kia Sorento

Both of the models in this 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison come not only with a satisfying base engine, but with other engine options. However while the 2018 CR-V is available with only one additional engine option (a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated for 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque) the Kia crossover in this comparison is actually available with a selection of two additional engine choices. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available only on the EX 2.0T trim that offers 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Those with a craving for even more power can opt for a V-6 engine on the LX V6, SX, and SX Limited models that cranks out 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque, which is the most power in this comparison by a significant margin.

Dynamax All-Wheel Drive, a locking center differential, and an available eight-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system are other notable available features on the 2018 Kia Sorento. To learn more about this attractive midsize crossover SUV in the Daphne AL area, or even to take a test drive at Team Gunther Kia, contact our dealership today.


white 2018 Kia Sorento driving on a curved road
rear seats of the 2018 Kia Sorento
driver assistance radar in use with the 2018 Kia Sorento
side view of the 2018 Kia Sorento and its powered liftgate