Both the Honda Pilot and Kia Sorento are midsize crossover that have been around since the early 2000s. The Kia Sorento was actually introduced the year prior to the Honda Pilot, and the 2020 model year marks the first of its fourth generation. Our 2020 Honda Pilot is in the second half of its third generation, after a mid-generation facelift for the 2019 model year. We wanted to take a closer look at what these two models have to offer, so we’ve put together the side-by-side comparison below.
2020 Honda Pilot EX-L
2020 Kia Sorento LX
|280 HP||Horsepower||185 HP|
|21 mpg*||Combined Fuel Efficiency||25 mpg|
|16.5 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||11.3 cu. ft.|
When it comes to the automotive marketplace of today, the crossover is king without a doubt. That makes the midsize crossover one of the biggest and most important segments on the market, as the number of larger full-size crossovers is slim. Many brands, such as Honda, have their midsize crossover as the flagship model of their utility vehicle lineup. For Kia, the Telluride takes over that honor, but the Sorento isn’t going anywhere.
By taking a glance at the table above, you can see three major aspects of these two vehicles, and each one is dominated by one vehicle or the other. Those aspects are power, efficiency and space. In the first row, it’s clear that the Honda Pilot offers the superior power by generating 95 HP more than the Kia Sorento. However, the Kia model fires back in the second row where it achieves an extra four miles per gallon in exchange for all that power it game up.
The latter half of the table looks at space, where Honda dominates again. With an extra 5.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, plus an extra seat altogether, the 2020 Honda Pilot has plenty to offer than the Kia Sorento does not. If you’re interested in making one your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Hilton Head Honda today!
*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.