Comparing the 2019 Kia Sorento to the 2019 Honda Pilot at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna, GA

July 16th, 2019 by

Shopping for a new SUV can be tough and confusing. However, if you’re considering the new 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Honda Pilot; the experts at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna are here to help make the difference clear! Our expert team of sales professionals offers decades of experience matching our customers’ needs to the best solution. Let’s take a closer look at why the 2019 Kia Sorento outshines the Honda Pilot at virtually every turn.

Passenger Space — 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Kia Sorento offers a more comfortable experience for all passengers, especially taller drivers and riders. In particular, the Kia Sorento offers an expansive 154.2 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Honda Pilot has only 152.9 cubic feet.

The Sorento boasts an expansive 44.1 inches of front leg room, while the Honda Pilot only offers 40.9 inches. Passengers in the second row of the Sorento will enjoy 39.4 inches of leg room, while passengers in the Pilot would only have 38.4 inches of leg room. However, both SUVs offer about the same amount of leg room for third row passengers.

Engine Options & Fuel Economy — 2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Kia Sorento

When you choose the 2019 Kia Sorento, you’ll enjoy the freedom of choice between:

  • A 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that boasts 185 HP and 178 lb.-ft. of torque, which provides the best fuel economy in this comparison of 22/29 MPG; or
  • A 3.3L V6 engine that produces an impressive 290 HP and up to 252 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more torque and horsepower than the Pilot.

In contrast, the Honda Pilot only offers one engine choice: a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 HP and up to 262 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll be pleased to know the Kia Sorento offers a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, while the Pilot can only tow 1,500.

Standard Interior Features—2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Why pay more for less? If you choose the Honda Pilot, this is exactly what you’ll be doing! The Kia Sorento comes with a myriad of standard features like the 7-inch touchscreen display equipped with UVO infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. You’ll also enjoy standard features like a backup camera, satellite radio, and more.

However, the base model of the Pilot comes with a smaller 5-inch display screen that doesn’t have touchscreen capability. Worst of all, you won’t get smartphone connectivity until you open your wallet wider and choose higher trims on the Honda Pilot.

Overall Value— 2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Nothing speaks more to a manufacturer’s dedication to excellence than the warranty offered. The Kia Sorento features an exclusive 5-Year/60,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty; while the Honda Pilot only comes with a 3-Year/36-000-Mile warranty. Simply put, you can drive a brand-new Kia Sorento with substantially more features for much less than you can drive a new Honda Pilot.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna for New Sorento SUVs for Sale

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, do yourself a huge favor and save thousands by checking out the new Sorento SUV for sale at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna. Contact us today to schedule a test drive of the stylish and value-laden Kia Sorento!