2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Honda Pilot SUVs JD Power Initial Quality Leader Kia industry-leading warranty IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016 Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill St. Petersburg FL
2016 Kia Sorento 2016 Honda Pilot
$20,025 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $30,895 (The Competition)
290 Top HP 280
Yes 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
21 city, 29 highway MPG 19 city, 27 highway
Model Options 5
5,000 Towing Capacity (pounds) 5,000
10-yr/100,000-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60,000-mile basic warranty Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60,000-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36,000-mile basic warranty

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Honda Pilot SUVs JD Power Initial Quality Leader Kia industry-leading warranty IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016 Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill St. Petersburg FL

The midsize SUV: It may sound like a hard category to define, but we're here to help make that easier for you. We're also here to tell you that this vehicle class has one premium example that leaves the others in the dust, but before we give our final arguments we submit for your examination the 2016 Kia Sorento vs. the 2016 Honda Pilot.

You want versatility with the midsize SUV, and the 2016 Kia Sorento gets sedan-like fuel economy with 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway in base models, which surpasses the 2016 Honda Pilot's 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. In addition, the 2016 Kia Sorento can top out at a higher power level, with a peak of 290 HP in models with a V6 engine, compared to the 280 HP of the 2016 Pilot.

The 2016 Kia Sorento is available in eight different model options, with the sportier and more compact base L and LX models several thousand dollars more affordable than base 2016 Honda Pilot models at Friendly Kia. With our Friendly Kia VIP Price, you can get a 2016 Kia Sorento for about $20,000 while you'll start out paying around 50 percent more at the competition for a 2016 Honda Pilot.

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We have plenty of other reasons why the 2016 Kia Sorento is a better vehicle, but let's listen to what the experts have to say. To name but one award the Sorento has received in 2016, it got the top ranking in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Impact (TQI) study in the Midsize SUV class.

Besides the raw power the 2016 Sorento provides, it also tows over two tons (5,000 pounds) and has more room on the inside than the 2016 Pilot, with 154.2 cubic feet in seven-passenger vehicles, edging the Pilot's 153.1. But for a more significant advantage, check out the warranty coverage: While the 2016 Honda Pilot comes with a five-year/60,000 limited powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000 limited basic warranty, the 2016 Kia Sorento comes with an industry-leading warranty package, with a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. That's security you can take to the bank, and will making driving the 2016 Sorento, either on city streets or off-road like it's capable of doing, a comforting experience.

When you combine the power it possesses, the superior fuel economy and the significantly lower starting price, the 2016 Kia Sorento is the clear choice. We have the Kia Sorento available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase this robust, riotously versatile SUV at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Honda Pilot SUVs JD Power Initial Quality Leader Kia industry-leading warranty IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016 Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill St. Petersburg FL