Compare 2008 Honda CR-V vs 2009 Kia Sportage

2008 Honda CR-V
2009 Kia Sportage
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,895 $16,695
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 20 25 $18,735 $19,695
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $19,225 $20,195
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $19,560 $20,695
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $20,480 $21,900
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $20,750 $21,995
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $21,850 $23,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,272
$15,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,700
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want. If you can live without top-level refinement and the latest technology, 2009 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV and, considering its price, a genuine value.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 23.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.9 66.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3389 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4200 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 140 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.46
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Kia Sportage
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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