The 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake vs. The 2019 Kia Niro

Now that you’ve had a little taste of summer and all that comes with it, are you ready to upgrade your vehicle to accommodate the heat and any more impromptu trips? The perfect choice is the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake, and we have a few reasons why it’s better than the 2019 Kia Niro:

When roads get a little tricky, you can rely on the CR-V to handle any poor condition with its all-wheel drive. This will give you maximum traction, whereas the Niro doesn’t offer all-wheel drive so you won’t have as much control. Another feature to help with traction is a vehicle’s tire size, and the CR-V has much larger tires than the Niro (235/65R17 vs. 205/60R16). Once you hit the road, the driver alert monitor system found on the EX, EX-L, and Touring models alert an inattentive driver by sounding a warning to suggest a break. This can help prevent you from falling asleep on the road or getting distracted. In the case where you are in an accident and unable to call for help, those same three CR-V models can also send emergency personnel to your location if the airbags deploy. This is possible thanks to the GPS receiver and cellular system that comes standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring.

Another feature worth noting is the CR-V’s stopping capability. You might not think it’s an important safety aspect, but excellent braking can help reduce impact and possibly avoid accidents altogether. In a couple of tests conducted by Motor Trend and Consumer Reports, the CR-V stopped much shorter in both wet and dry instances:



60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

138 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

146 feet

152 feet

Consumer Reports

Besides hosting a slew of incredible safety features, the CR-V also comes standard with some convenient ergonomic abilities to help with your everyday drive. To get you going in the morning, you’ll want to take advantage of the remote vehicle starting system which can be activated from inside the house. This system will warm up the engine while kicking on the climate control to get the cabin to your preferred temperature. You can also let a fresh breeze blow through the cabin by rolling down the window with the keyless remote. Either way, you won’t have to worry about stepping into an over-heated, stuffy cabin when running around this summer.

These were just a few reasons to choose the 2019 Honda CR-V in Clear Lake, so if you want more information about this compact SUV, visit us for a test-drive at Honda of Clear Lake! If not, you can always check out more information online, at!