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2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Pilot offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sorento, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Pilot is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Pilot and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Kia Sorento, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Pilot, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda Pilot transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sorento.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Honda Pilot for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Honda Pilot offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Sorento, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Pilot has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Pilot is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2018 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $47,470

2019 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $25,990 - $46,490
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City MPG: 18 - 20 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 24 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,259 - $43,372 $24,990 - $43,847

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.