2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Honda Passport

head to head photo depicting 2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Honda Passport

In addition to providing a little bit extra space and capability for drivers, midsize crossovers often feature three rows of seating to ensure that nobody in the family or friends group has to stay at home. Vehicles in this class are poised and confident, delivering more standard technology and capability than a compact crossover without getting into the larger full-size class. For this reason, these vehicles often feel much bigger on the inside that they look on the outside.

A rock star of the segment, the Kia Sorento has been delivering confident, comfortable and capable transportation for individuals and families alike for over ten years. This year, the Kia Sorento saw several changes which made the 2019 Kia Sorento the best yet. Among them, the model now has standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, standard active safety features and bold new styling which make the 2019 Kia Sorento the sportiest Sorento ever. Up against the 2019 Kia Sorento is Honda’s newest entry into the segment, the 2019 Honda Passport.

2019 Kia Sorento V6


2019 Honda Passport

7 passengers (three rows) Max. passengers (layout) 5 passengers (2 rows)
3.3L V6 (290 horsepower) Base engine (horsepower) 3.5L V6 (280 horsepower)
26 MPG (FWD) Highway MPG 25 MPG (FWD)
154 cubic feet Passenger space 116 cubic feet
7-inch touchscreen Standard infotainment 5-inch color LCD screen
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? Available
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
Standard Blind-Spot Collision Warning Available
$26,185 - Best Friendly Kia VIP price* Starts at $31,990

New Passport Can't Match Storied Sorento

Although the two models occupy the midsize crossover segment, the 2019 Kia Sorento takes a different approach to what that segment should be than the 2019 Honda Passport. For Honda, the Passport is simply a sportier version of the third-row Pilot with exterior cladding for light off-roading and a shorter wheelbase courtesy of the third-row delete.

For Kia, however, the midsize crossover segment is an opportunity for drivers – and not the manufacturer – to decide what kind of vehicle it should be. If you’re looking for a family SUV that can comfortably seat five adults and 2 children, the 2019 Kia Sorento has a third-row that can be used for extra seating.

On the other hand, the powerful V6 engine, standard 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity and high ground clearance make the Kia Sorento the perfect vehicle for your own light or medium off-roading excursions.

Whichever path you choose…oh right, you don’t have to choose. The 2019 Kia Sorento is both at the same time. All passengers will love standard features in the V6 models like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, blind-spot collision warning system and more miles (and smiles) per gallon.

With Kia’s industry-best warranty coverage, those responsible for the 2019 Kia Sorento will drive confidently, knowing they’re covered for nearly twice as long as the 2019 Honda Passport covers drivers.

Come see the 2019 Kia Sorento in person and experience its robust combination of comfort, convenience and capability with a test-drive. Contact us today to schedule a ride!

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