2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Honda Pilot

The 2018 Kia Sorento is back and better than ever, but since it's a carryover from 2017 models, it has the same qualities and features that garnered it praise like “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study. New for 2018 is an expansion of the standard safety features for its mid-line EX trim, like Rear Parking Assist and Blind Spot Detection, among others.

But if you make the move to the top trim level of the 2018 Sorento's seven trims, the SXL V6, then you have a highly-evolved SUV with 290 horsepower, an 8-inch touchscreen with Premium Navigation that will make it easier to find your destination, and more. This includes Autonomous Emergency Braking and Surround View Monitor, to make it even easier to pump the brakes in a pinch or to see around your vehicle, both features which the 2017 Pilot SUV does not have. Here's another huge edge of the 2018 Kia Sorento – its price for a mid-line trim level that has off-road ability begins at around $24,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price. Compare that with our local competition's starting price of $33,970 for a mid-line trim of the 2017 Pilot, and you have thousands of reasons to shop with Friendly Kia of New Port Richey, FL.

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2018 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Honda Pilot
Mid-line trims: Start at $23,870 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price Mid-line trim: $33,970 (The Competition)
21, 28 Base MPG (city, highway) 19, 27
290 Top Horsepower 280
5,000 Towing Capacity (pounds) 5,000
7 Trim Levels 5
154.2 Max. Passenger Volume (cubic feet) 153.1
37.2 Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet) 39.4
Yes Available Autonomous Emergency Braking? No
Yes Available Surround View Monitor? No

Find the Rugged, Affordable Sorento at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey FL

The 2018 Kia Sorento has several advantages over the 2017 Honda Pilot, let us count the ways:

  • More top horsepower with 290, vs. the 2017 Pilot's 280.
  • Better fuel savings in its base trim, with 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, to the 2017 Pilot's 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.
  • A tighter curb-to-curb turning circle, with 37.2 feet to the 2017 Pilot's 39.4.
  • More spacious passenger room, with 154.2 cubic feet maximum, to the 2017 Pilot's 153.1.

When you take into account their safety features, performance, fuel savings, and starting price, the 2018 Kia Sorento is a clear winner over the 2017 Honda Pilot, and we proudly carry the Kia Sorento at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.

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