Compare 2009 Kia Sportage vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Kia Sportage
2008 Honda CR-V
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,895
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 103.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.6 35.7
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)
66.6 72.9
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 12.0 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3389
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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