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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The Kia Telluride has entered the automaker’s inventory as its most capable crossover SUV to date. While it does offer as much or more capability than any other Kia crossover SUV in the Team Gunther Kia showroom, it still has a lot of competition in its automotive industry segment. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Honda Pilot will make navigating this densely packed industry segment a little easier. At the most basic level, the 2020 Telluride offers more standard performance, more interior cargo volume and more standard access to connectivity technology than its Honda Pilot competitor. Team Gunther Kia customers can take a closer look at the new crossover SUV and schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Telluride today by calling, 877-885-7998.

Buyers trying to choose between the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Honda Pilot will have a few common threads to untangle. Both vehicles have seating for up to eight passengers with options available for having seven riders. Where the 2020 Telluride starts to pull ahead of the 2019 Pilot is when customers need to start hauling large amounts of cargo. Potential owners of the 2020 Kia Telluride can fold down the two rear seats to open up 87 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The 2019 Honda Pilot tops out its cargo area at 83.9 cubic-feet. All available trim grades of the 2020 Kia Telluride are equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system with access to the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites. Honda offers this capability, but not on all Pilot trim grades.


2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Honda Pilot

3.8-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
5,000 lbs. Towing 3,500 lbs.
87 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 83.9 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

All four trim grades of the 2020 Kia Telluride use the same powertrain. Under the hood of the new three-row crossover SUV is a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Each version of the Telluride will be able to produce 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque in addition to having a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Honda customers will find a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine making 280 horsepower with the 2019 Pilot. Most models will be able to tow 3,500 pounds. The 2019 Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, but only when customers choose all-wheel-drive-equipped models. Finally, the 2020 Telluride is able to achieve better fuel economy scores than a corresponding version of the 2019 Honda Pilot.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.