2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot

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Families looking for a midsize SUV with plenty of passenger space may be interested in the models in this 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot comparison. Each of these vehicles has three rows of seating and offers practical driving for larger families on the go. The Honda Pilot is the larger model, but particularly for families on a budget the 2019 Kia Sorento can offer high-value standard capability at a significantly lower price point.

The 2019 Kia Sorento seats up to seven passengers and comes standard with features like a 7-inch touchscreen display with the UVO infotainment system and Android Auto and Apple CaPlay smartphone connectivity. In contrast the 2019 Honda Pilot has eight seats available, but the base model comes with just a 5-inch display screen without touchscreen capability. Smartphone app connectivity is not available on this model until the upper trims.

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2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot
$25,990 Starting MSRP $31,450
7 passengers Seating 8 passengers

2.4-L 4-cylinder

3.3-L V-6

Engine Options 3.5-L V-6
22/29 mpg Mileage (City/Highway) 19/27 mpg

Engine Options and Fuel Economy on the 2019 Kia Sorento

The engine options of the Kia three-row crossover also offer families plenty of choice and practicality in this 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot comparison. While the Pilot comes with a single 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, the 2019 Kia Sorento is available with two engine options. Its 2.4-liter four-cylinder offers 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque and the best fuel economy in this comparison: 22 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway. In contrast the 2019 Pilot offers just 19 mpg in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway.

Drivers who love the 2019 Kia Sorento’s design and quality, but crave more engine output, can also enjoy a 3.3-liter V-6 engine rated for 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. This is more horsepower and less torque than is available on the Honda model.

While the 2019 Kia Sorento comes with plenty of attractive standard features (including more passenger capacity than you can get on the 2019 Honda Pilot), its available features are also impressive. Some highlights include an 8-inch touchscreen display infotainment system with build-in navigation, a Harman/Kardon 10-speaker sound system, and parking assistance features.

Would you like to learn more about the 2019 Kia Sorento in the Pensacola FL area? Contact representative at Team Gunther Kia today.


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front and rear seats of the 2019 Kia Sorento