Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage Comparison


Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

Kia Sportage
Kis Sportage

This is Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage comparison for 2022. Based on price alone the Honda HR-V has crossed into larger mid-range (by AU standards) SUV class but without the required size increase. As a result it is now directly comparable with the larger Kia Sportage hence this comparison.

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage exterior comparison: The Sportage is good looking SUV by any  standards, even the cheapish looking rear end. Overall it looks more expensive than it should be on the outside. In comparison the HR-V is the complete opposite, it is really quite dated and cheapish. The Kia Sportage may look too modern for many buyers.

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage interior comparison: The interior of the Sportage looks great, certainly a match of any other SUV in the class. The two screen dash panel when optioned is impressive but it’s also the cheapest looking part of the car. As we’ve said before the HR-V interior looks and feels Zen like by comparison and also feels a class cheaper? That said the HR-V is surprisingly spacious despite being smaller than the Sportage.

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage drive report : N/A

Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage engines and tech comparison: The HR-V has a carry over non turbo 4 and a hybrid option and all the regular safety systems you’d expect in 2022 but not nothing more than expected. The Sportage may look modern and up market but the carry over engines may look decent on paper but not in the most efficient. Reported problems with DCT auto gearbox does not endear us to it either. That said we think the engine does not have the same self igniting fire issues that the plague the older models.

The conclusion and winner of the Honda HR-V Vs Kia Sportage comparison is the Sportage. The Sportage wins by showing you where the money has been spent. It has a good looking exterior and interior justifying the price tag. This is quite the opposite conclusion of the underbody twin the Hyundai Tucson. Unfortunately the Sportage it is not the complete package with reports of issues with it’s carryover engines and transmission. The Honda HR-V is expensive and that’s why is can’t win despite the hybrid option.

Honda HR-V Kia Sportage
4 Cylinder – Petrol
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 89Kw @ 6600RPM
Claimed 145Nm @ 4300RPM
4 Cylinder Petrol
2 Litre (1999cc)
Claimed 115Kw @ 6200RPM
Claimed 192Nm @ 4000RPM
4 Cylinder – Petrol – Hybrid
1.5 Litre (1498cc)
Claimed 96Kw @ 4000RPM
Claimed 253Nm @ 0 RPM
4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol
1.6 Litre (1598cc)
Claimed 132Kw @ 5500RPM
Claimed 265Nm @ 1500RPM
4 Cylinder Diesel
2.0 Litre (1995cc)
Claimed 137Kw @ 4000RPM
Claimed 416Nm @ 2000RPM
Kerb weight FROM 1267Kg
Towing capacity – None
Kerb weight FROM 1500Kg
Towing capacity up to 1600Kg
Fuel capacity & consumption
Up to 45 litres
IL4 1.5 Petrol 4.3 litres per 100km
IL4 1.5 Petrol Hybrid 5.8 litres per 100km
Up to 54 litres
IL4 2.0 Petrol 8.1 litres per 100km
IL4 2.0 Turbo Petrol 7.2 litres per 100km
IL4 2.0 Turbo Diesel 6.3 litres per 100km
Other specifications
CVT Auto
Overall height/width 1590/1790
Overall length/wheelbase 4335/2610
4WD system: None
ANCAP Safety: x/x
6 spd manual 7 DCT Auto 8 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1680/1865
Overall length/wheelbase 4660/2775
4WD system: On demand AWD or 2WD
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 195 mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx Departure xx Breakover xx
Minimum ground clearance xxxmm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
2023 $36,990 – 45,000 AUD
2021 $26,990 – 41,000 AUD
2020 $24,990 – 34,590 AUD
2017 $24,990 – 33,340 AUD
2022 $34,490 – 53,990 AUD
2021 $30,490 – 49,990 AUD
2016 $28,990 – 45,990 AUD
*Specs change due to model grade and configuration. Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!