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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

The Kia Sorento has been the automaker’s flagship crossover SUV for most of its lifecycle. While that status may be in question with the introduction of other models, the Sorento continues to be a leader in one of the most competitive segments in the industry. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Honda CR-V will make a very strong case for buyers to make an appointment to learn more with the help of a Team Gunther Kia product expert. The 2020 Sorento and 2020 CR-V are very evenly matched in many areas, including overall performance scores. However, the 2020 version of the Kia Sorento is able to offer more passenger capacity and better towing specifications across the board as well as more access to the latest connectivity technology. Schedule a test drive today by calling, 877-885-7998.

Customers will quickly notice the key difference between the 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Honda CR-V — passenger seating options. All available trim grades of the current Sorento platform will have three rows of seats that can accommodate up to seven passengers. The 2020 CR-V has a more traditional two-row, five-passenger layout. It stands to reason that the additional space for passengers will eat into a little of the available cargo volume for the 2020 Sorento. When the Kia crossover SUV is at maximum passenger capacity, there will still be a little more than 11 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The rear-most seat can be stowed to open up 38 cubic-feet and as much as 73 cubic-feet will be available when the interior is properly configured. Honda CR-V owners will have up to 75.8 cubic-feet.


2020 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda CR-V

2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
185/178 Horsepower/Torque 190/179
73 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 75.8 cu.-ft.
2,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.


Performance Specs

A 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission is the standard powertrain for the 2020 Kia Sorento. It will produce 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. People owning this version of the 2020 Sorento will be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Customers can also choose models with a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter, V-6 engine under the hood that will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Not only will this choice lead to an output of 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque but versions of the Sorento with front-wheel-drive will be able to tow 3,500 pounds and up to 5,000 pounds with all-wheel-drive.

Every version of the 2020 Honda CR-V will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission, making 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, all CR-V models will only be able to tow 1,500 pounds.



A rear left quarter photo of the 2020 Kia Sorento.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2020 Kia Sorento.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Sorento.