KIA SPORTAGE AWD PLATINUM
Gets more gear, with larger 19-inch wheels and sweeteners such as park assist, auto high beam, wireless phone charging, Android Auto (Apple CarPlay is still under negotiation) and power tailgate that opens when you stand next to it. Warranty is seven years and service is cheaper at $1152 for three years/45,000km. Comes with all the latest driver aids including forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, as well as blind spot and lane departure warnings, reversing camera plus front and rear sensors. Gets five stars from ANCAP. Points deducted for a marginal result for lower leg protection.
VERDICT The Honda is spacious but the Sportage costs less, is cheaper to service and has a more generous warranty.