2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda CR-V | Harlingen, TX

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda CR-V | Harlingen, TX

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Are you shoppnig for a family-friendly SUV for your family? Chances are, you've stumbled upon the comparably priced 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Honda CR-V. Which is the superior SUV? It’s a close call, but the win goes to the 2019 Kia Sorento. Here’s why.



The standard engine powering the 2019 Honda CR-V is a 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode. This engine generates 184 horsepower. The 2019 Kia Sorento’s standard 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder, paired with an electronically controlled six-speed automatic, one-ups this engine—literally. It delivers 185 horsepower.

The CR-V’s most potent engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that serves up 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. It is simply no match for the Sorento’s available 3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 that cranks out 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque.

In both cases, the Sorento is stronger than the CR-V.



Interior Space

Though very similarly priced, the 2019 Kia Sorento offers much more interior space. Across its three rows, the Sorento can seat up to seven passengers, but you can also fold down the rear rows to unlock up to 73 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2019 Honda CR-V, on the other hand, only offers two rows of seating for five occupants.




The 2019 Kia Sorento has the superior warranty. The basic warranty lasts five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first, while the powertrain warranty is good for 10 years or 100,000 miles. The 2019 Honda CR-V’s basic warranty lasts just three years or 36,000 miles. Its powertrain warranty is only good for five years or 60,000 miles.




The 2019 Kia Sorento earned the top distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Top Safety Pick+, due to its assistive features and superior visibility. The 2019 Honda CR-V only earned the Top Safety Pick rating, below the Sorento.


Safer, strong, and more dependable, the 2019 Sorento outdoes the Honda CR-V. Check out the other strengths of the Sorento when you test drive it at Bert Ogden Harlingen Kia.