In the small SUV/crossover segment, competition has never been fiercer. Today’s models offer plenty of features, tons of technology, and sleek styling. We’ll compare three of the most popular models, the 2017 KiaSportage, 2017 Honda CR-V, and 2017 Toyota RAV4 to show you where the Sportage comes out on top.
For starters, the Sportage comes fully redesigned this year with new styling, a spacious interior, and a smooth and comfortable ride. And, you can get all of this more than $1,000 less than both the CR-V and RAV4.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the front-wheel drive LX Sportage gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway. This is just 2 mpg less than the CR-V and the same as the RAV4. However, if you’re heading out on a long road trip, the Sportage will get your farther. It has a 16.4-gallon fuel tank, which means you could drive up to 492 miles before having to fill up again. You’d have to stop after 448 miles in the CR-V and 477 miles in the RAV4.
Another place the Sportage stands out in is length of warranty. Both the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 only come with basic warranties lasting 36 months/36,000 miles. On the Sportage, owners will enjoy 60 months or 60,000 miles of coverage. And, the powertrain warranty is excellent too, lasting up to 120 months/100,000 miles. Powertrain coverage for Honda and Toyota only lasts for 60 months/60,000 miles.
For winter driving, the Sportage has a few nice options that will help you through the cold season. These includes heated front seats, a windshield de-icer, and power heated exterior mirrors. These features are all available on the base LX Sportage trim; however, they are not available on the base trims on either the CR-V or RAV4.
Altogether, this shows that when you choose the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage, you will get a lot more car
for your money.