See How Well the 2019 Kia Sportage Takes on Its Honda and Hyundai Competition Here in Woodbridge, VA

If you're a northern Virginia trailblazer, then you know options abound among new compact SUVs in our neck of the Old Dominion woods, especially here in Woodbridge. Luckily, you'll find a capable, balanced orienteer for the trek in the new Kia Sportage. Offering the ideal blend of performance, safety features, accommodations, and technologies, it's one to match wits even with long-time competitors like Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson and come out ahead. We've made it easy to see where and how here at Koons Kia of Woodbridge.


2019 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Honda CR-V

2019 Sportage appears in a tidy trim selection from base LX through midrange EX to the top-tier SX Turbo. 2018 CR-V offers a lineup of LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. Consider the details, and you'll see how our new Kia SUV excels.

  • Base models feature a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4 capable of 175 pound-feet of torque -- plenty for a spirited drive-time to Alexandria. The entry-level CR-V might offer a 184-horsepower inline-four putting out 180 pound-feet, but higher Sportage trims feature a turbocharged, up to 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that shells an energetic 260 pound-feet. Higher CR-V trims feature a turbocharged in-line four-cylinder capable of only 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet. Sportage is the better performer.
  • Sportage offers available Dynamax full-time AWD, while CR-V makes available a Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. However, Sportage can tow up to 2,000 pounds on that upcoming Manassas road trip, whereas CR-V only supports only up to 1,500.
  • Unique features like Smart Welcome detect your Smart Key, automatically unfolding outside mirrors and illuminating door pocket lights to simplify entry in dim conditions. There's nothing comparable in CR-V.
  • Woven cloth, tricot cloth with YES Essentials treatment, and leather seating options appear. CR-V offers only cloth and leather -- there's no treated, more durable option.
  • You can choose from 5-, 7-, and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment systems, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for smartphone connection, and there are optional navigation and a 320-watt, eight-speaker Harman/Kardon Premium Surround Sound system available at the midrange. CR-V features only 5- and 7-inch display options, and you have to reach the top of the line for navigation. There's six-speaker audio at Honda's midrange, but to get either an eight- or a nine-speaker system, you need to go fully loaded in top trims.
  • Optional driver-assist features include Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Parking Assist with Front and Rear Sensors. Honda offers its Honda Sensing suite, with available forward collision and lane departure warnings, collision and road departure mitigation systems, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitors.
  • Kia Sportage is more affordable, weighing in at around $23,750 to start. You'll have to invest approximately $24,250 for a new Honda CR-V.

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson

Kia Sportage spans a trim gamut from base LX to well-equipped EX and the high-performance SX Turbo. 2018 Tucson offers a lineup comprised of SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Sport, Value, and Limited trims. Head-to-head, it's the new Sportage that ends up in the winner's circle.

  • 2019 Sportage is more powerful at entry-level, with a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four delivering of 175 pound-feet of torque. 2018 Tucson builds in a 164-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 that puts out only 151 pound-feet.
  • The turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 in higher Sportage trims remains ahead for the Chantilly pleasure cruise, capable of up to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet. Tucson only reaches a turbocharged 175-horsepower, 1.6-liter variant churning 195 at the top of the line and a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4 reaching 175 in its Sport trim.
  • Sportage offers optional Dynamax full-time AWD, and Tucson likewise offers its own all-wheel drive, an available feature. However, Sportage can tow more -- up to 2,000 pounds compared to Tucson's 1,000 to 1,500 when trailer brake-equipped, making Sportage the right choice for the Fredericksburg, VA haul.
  • You can look forward to unique features such as Smart Welcome, a system that detects your Smart Key, unfolds your mirrors, and lights up the SUV's door handles. Tucson only offers LED approach lights in its own door handles.
  • Both models offer cloth, YES Essentials and leather seating options, as well as 5-, 7-, and 8-inch infotainment touchscreens, optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available navigation available at the midrange. While Sportage offers a 320-watt, eight-speaker Harman/Kardon Premium Surround Sound system, Tucson makes available a comparable eight-speaker Infinity Premium Audio System.
  • Driver-assistance technologies include a Blind-Spot Detector, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, autonomous emergency brakes, Lane Departure Warning, and a Parking Assist feature with front and rear sensors. Tucson features available Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, its own Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning features, and an automatic emergency braking system with Pedestrian Detection capability.



If you'd like to see how else the 2019 Kia Sportage comes out on top against the rest, feel free to contact us at 844-338-8670 or stop by our 14208 Jefferson Davis Highway showroom to schedule a test drive. We're looking forward to taking you for a ride here at Koons Kia of Woodbridge!