When comparing the 2018 Kia Sorento to the new Honda CR-V several features stand out that gives the Sorento added value over the CR-V. The new Kia Sorento comes standard with power adjustable, heated exterior mirrors; including LED turn signals. This same feature is only available on higher end Honda CR-V models. The Honda CR-V offers infotainment features, such as Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ on their higher trim levels. However, the new Kia Sorento offers these same popular features on all trim levels. Starting on the LX trim model of the 2018 Kia Sorento drivers will enjoy cutting edge technology such as Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking. Both features not found on the new Honda CR-V until more expensive trime. The Sorento's surround View Monitor feature has no comparable competition on the Honda CR-V. Overall, the new Honda CR-V is lacking some of the popular technology and infotainment features at all trim levels offered by the 2018 Kia Sorento.
The base model for both the Honda CR-V and 2018 Kia Sorento is the stout 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The Sorento, however, only offers a slightly more powerful 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder. The new Kia Sorento, on the other hand, offers more powertrain choices with a 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder and a 3.3L V6 with the capabilities of towing up to 5,000 lbs. These are powertrain options on the 2018 Kia Sorento that the Honda CR-V simply can't compare.
The 2018 Kia Sorento has the available UVO eServices with Premium Navigation, which is one of the best automotive infotainment systems offered in today's automobile market. The HondaLink infotainment system on the CR-V has improved, but it is still not as on-the-go user friendly as the UVO eServices system available in the Sorento. Other features on the Sorento that are not available to drivers of the CR-V, or only available on higher end trim levels are:
Both the new Honda CR-V and the 2018 Kia Sorento offer comparable safety features. When it comes to safety, both SUVs have the driver and passengers in mind with traction control systems, electronic stability control, hill start assist and full-length side curtain airbags, among other safety features.
The New Vehicle Limited Basic warranty on the 2018 Kia Sorento offers owners 5-years/60,000 miles; a substantial difference when compared to the 3-years/36,000 miles offered Honda CR-V owners. Kia offers a 10-year/100,000 miles Limited Powertrain Warranty to Sorento owners. Honda offers CR-V owners only a 5-year/60,000 miles Limited Powertrain Warranty. Both SUVs have an available Roadside Assistance warranty, with the Sorento's 5-year/60,000 miles outshining the CR-V's 3-year/36,000 miles roadside assistance plan.
The 2018 Kia Sorento is coming soon to Dubuque, Iowa! If you're interested in more details about this outstanding mid-size SUV in the Dubuque area, your local Kia dealership, Finnin Kia, will be happy to answers your questions. Give us a call at 563-583-8825 or contact us to see how you can reserve your new Kia Sorento today!