Kia Sorento vs. Honda Pilot SUV Comparison

The Kia Sorento vs. The Honda Pilot

The Kia Sorento proves that SUV's can tackle dropping your kids off at school and going on adventure with the same amount of ease. At the same time, it proves to be much more than just a utility vehicle. The stylish exterior stands out in any setting and the aerodynamic sculpt provides money-saving efficiency. The Kia Sorento separates itself from other SUVs in so many ways that competitors don't even know where to start when trying to improve their future models.

What sets it apart from other SUVs like the Honda Pilot?


The first place you'll notice a difference is the first place many people look: the price tag. The Kia Sorento has a starting MSRP that is $5,000 less than the Honda Pilot. On top of that huge difference, the Kia Sorento comes standard with features that you won't find in the base model Honda Pilot unless you're willing to cough up even more money.

The Kia Sorento saves you money when you first buy it, and the savings carry over to the pump. It gets two more miles to the gallon than the Honda Pilot, so you don't have to be a regular at the gas station.


Some SUVs short power to give you efficiency, but the Kia Sorento doesn't compromise in any regard. While the Honda Pilot uses the same engine throughout each trim level, the Kia Sorento has several options.

These options have more available horsepower than the Honda Pilot's engine, which means, aside from a more fun drive, the Kia Sorento is easier to drive in bad weather. The cars have similar torque specs, but the Kia Sorento gives you peak power at lower rpms. There's no need to push your engine to the limit to get the most out of it.

Cargo Room

All that extra power in the Kia Sorento lets you bring more with you on trips. The base model Kia Sorento can tow 2,000 pounds and other trims can handle up to 5,000 pounds. The Honda Pilot base model can tow 1,500 pounds and you have to add on several pricey accessories to get the max towing capacity on other trims.

Don't have anything to tow, but still have lots of items to bring with you? The Kia Sorento has more cubic feet of storage with the seats up than the Honda Pilot, so items for camping, beach trips, and more are easier to bring with you without making your passengers uncomfortable. Plus, the driver will have more leg room in the Kia Sorento than the Honda Pilot.


Standard features in the Kia Sorento help with everything from backing up to more convenient loading of the back. Available options like the blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert make for a safer and less stressful drive. These features are only found in the most expensive trim of the Honda Pilot.

Adding to your comfort is the 14-way adjustable drivers seat with optional heating and ventilation. The Honda Pilot driver's seat doesn't allow for as much adjusting, and heated and ventilated seats are only available in one trim level. You're sure to enjoy the available premium-leather seats of the Kia Sorento, no matter how long the trip is.

On top of the added comfort, the Kia Sorento offers more charging ports than the Honda Pilot, so you and your passengers don't have to worry about any device running low on battery.

See the Advantages of the Kia Sorento for Yourself!

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