Do you have big plans this weekend in La Puente, El Monte, and City of Industry, CA? Then you’re going to need a capable SUV like the 2020 Honda CR-V and Kia Sorento. Which one will you take with you? To help you decide, our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore West Covina created this comparison.

Check it out to see how the CR-V and Sorento measure up on MPG, cabin features, and smart safety technologies. Then, contact us to test drive your favorite!


2020 Honda CR-V and Kia Sorento MPG

Honda CR-V vs Kia Sorento West CovinaNow, if you’re looking for an SUV with powerful engine specs, then you’re in great hands with either the new Honda CR-V or Kia Sorento. The Honda comes standard with a 190-horsepower, 1.5L turbocharged I4 engine, while the Kia has a standard 185-horsepower, 2.4L I4 engine.

While their standard engines are relatively comparable, we see a real difference when we consider their MPG ratings, as you can see in the table below. These ratings are all EPA estimates when equipped with the standard engine:

2020 Honda CR-V 2020 Kia Sorento
Front-wheel drive MPG EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG in the 2WD trims1 22 city/29 highway MPG
All-wheel drive MPG EPA-estimated 27 city/32 highway MPG in the AWD trims1 21 city/26 highway MPG
Hybrid MPG EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG in the hybrid trims2 N/A

Not only does the CR-V get a higher fuel economy than the Sorento with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, it also has an available hybrid version that can get as high as an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG.2

With a lower fuel economy and no hybrid version available, the Kia Sorento may have you making more pit-stops than the Honda CR-V.


Safety Technologies: CR-V vs Sorento

Honda CR-V vs Kia Sorento West CovinaIt’s no mystery that modern car shoppers are looking for modern cars with high-tech safety systems. It’s also no mystery that both the Honda CR-V and Kia Sorento are on board with advanced safety technologies. They both offer several systems designed to improve driver awareness when out on the road, including:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping
  • Automatic cruise control

One big difference here, however, is that the Honda SUV makes these systems all standard. Meanwhile, the Kia requires you to upgrade your trim level to gain access to comparable safety systems.

The Honda CR-V also has standard Auto High-Beam Headlights, which you won’t get from the Kia Sorento. These automatically toggle your high beams on-and-off for you based on the flow of oncoming cars or upcoming traffic lights. Unfortunately, the Kia Sorento doesn’t have a comparable way to assist during low-visibility conditions.


Should I Drive the 2020 Honda CR-V or Kia Sorento?

Only you can decide whether you should drive the 2020 Honda CR-V or Kia Sorento. At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore, we love what both SUVs offer drivers like you in City of Industry, El Monte, and La Puente. However, when we compared the two, we found a lot to like about the Honda.

If you want to try it out for yourself, just let us know and we’ll help you take it out for a spin. Go ahead! Contact us to test drive the Honda CR-V today!


128 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

240 city/35 highway /38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

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