|2016 Honda HR-V||2016 Kia Sportage|
|8.4 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||11.2 l/100km|
|6.7 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||8.4 l/100km|
|141 HP||Horsepower||182 HP|
|58.8 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||54.6 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Kia Sportage
The 2016 model year has been a huge one for the Honda brand. Not only has the brand remodeled or refreshed several of its most popular models, it also introduced a brand-new one to fill the subcompact crossover gap. Next year, Kia will do the same by introducing its Niro subcompact, but for now the closest competitor to the 2016 Honda HR-V is the 2016 Kia Sportage, a compact crossover. So why don’t we see what the two models look like in a side-by-side comparison?
Advantages of the 2016 Honda HR-V
As you can tell by looking at the table above, each utility vehicle has its advantages. Starting from the top, it’s quite obvious that the Kia model cannot touch the Honda in terms of fuel efficiency. Trailing by 2.8 l/100km through city streets and 1.7 l/100km on the highway, you’ll be saving quite a bit of cash at the gas pump by choosing the 2016 HR-V. But then, the Kia does fire back with a heft advantage of its own, delivering an extra 41 horsepower from its agile engine.
And while that 41 horsepower might be a nice bonus, you have to remember the HR-V is also smaller than the Kia Sportage, so it doesn’t need quite as much power to deliver the same great driving experience. Speaking of the size difference, one would assume that the larger vehicle would deliver more space, but in this case the HR-V actually delivers 4.2 extra cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, for when the seats are all folded flat.
This comparison really boils down to whether you’d rather save quite a bit of money at the gas station and have a bit of extra space, or if you’d rather have a slight boost in horsepower. We think the decision is pretty clear to see, and if you agree with us just give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website.