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Used test: Honda CR-V vs Kia Sorento vs Land Rover Discovery Sport costs
Buy any of these hybrid SUVs at three years old and you can save yourself a tidy sum on the cost of a new one. But which should you choose?...
Buying and owning
Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security
With used car prices of around £36,000, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is the most expensive car here. In the middle is the Kia Sorento with its prices of around £33,000. The Honda CR-V is the cheapest by some margin, coming in at around £28,000. Let us reiterate that all three cars are three-year-old buys.
The Discovery Sport averaged a dismal 25.2mpg in True MPG test whereas the Sorento achieved 37.9mpg and the CR-V an impressive 45.7mpg.
The CR-V should also prove the cheapest car to insure. Its insurance group of 23 means costs should be around £661. The Sorento belongs to group 30, so it should set you back around £816. In group 32, the Discovery Sport should be around £849 to insure.
Honda will sell you a fixed price service of the CR-V for £120. For two services of the Sorento, Kia will sell you a plan costing £579. We were quoted £565 for a singe service of the Discovery Sport through Land Rover.
All three cars come well equipped, with climate control, power-folding door mirrors and heated front seats among their tally. The Sorento adds a heated steering wheel, while the Discovery Sport comes with a heated windscreen and joins the CR-V in throwing in leather seats. The CR-V is the only one with keyless entry and, along with the Sorento, adds adaptive cruise control (when new, this was part of a £1350 pack on the Discovery Sport).
As for safety equipment, they all come fitted with automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and traffic-sign recognition, to which the CR-V adds standard blind-spot monitoring.
After crash testing the cars, Euro NCAP awarded all three of them its maximum five-star rating, although the Discovery Sport was tested way back in 2014, whereas the CR-V and Sorento were tested in 2019 and 2020 respectively, when the tests were far more stringent.
In our latest What Car? Reliability Survey, the Honda CR-V Hybrid ranked fifth out of 32 cars in the large SUV class. The Kia Sorento was too new to feature, while the Land Rover Discovery Sport placed 30th. As brands, Honda came 12th out of 32 manufacturers, Kia finished in seventh and Land Rover, well, 31st.
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