2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Honda Pilot shown on split screen image

Bringing friends and/or family along on your adventures requires a vehicle that is up for the challenge. Simply beyond being capable, it must also be comfortable and accommodating to those passengers inside. The third-row crossover class of vehicles that has arisen has done so to offer competent handling, stellar efficiency, incredible capability and of course a comfortable and convenient experience for those passengers who are along for the ride.

Since its inception, the Kia Sorento has been a class-leader in being able to seamlessly blend these seemingly-exclusive traits. By working from the class as a midsize option, the Sorento lets drivers experience the best of all possible worlds – it has enough space to be cargo-friendly, comfortable and roomy and enough punch to go places other SUVs can’t. Up against the 2019 Kia Sorento today is Honda’s Pilot, similarly restyled for the new model year.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Honda Pilot

2 Engine options 1
290 horsepower V6 Horsepower 280 horsepower
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? Available
18.6 feet Turning radius (lower = sharper turns) 19.7 feet
2,000 lbs. Base model towing capacity 1,500 lbs.
44.1 inches/39.4 inches Legroom (first row/second row) 40.9 inches/38.4 inches
Yes – Top Safety Pick + IIHS Top Safety Pick? Not yet tested
5 years/60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$23,135 (LX) – best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* Starting price $31,450

Which Third-Row Crossover is Best for 2019?

When it comes to blending the robust capabilities of an SUV with the comfort and space of a minivan, nobody does it better than the 2019 Kia Sorento. As you can see above, on every metric for which a driver would choose a third-row crossover, the 2019 Kia Sorento edges past the 2019 Pilot.

For starters, it’s more versatile out of the gate. You can choose between two engines – an efficient and quiet 2.4L 4-cylinder or the go-anywhere 3.3L V6 that provides confident passing and up to 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity when properly equipped.

Inside is no different with the 2019 Kia Sorento offering drivers and passengers alike more comfort and more features than the 2019 Honda Pilot does.

Other advantages for the 2019 Kia Sorento include warranty coverage, safety testing and Kia’s status as the top mass-market brand in the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. It’s also a lot less when you buy it from Friendly Kia.

See it for yourself. Stop by Friendly Kia today and test-drive the 2019 Kia Sorento!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. Pricing is subject to change without warning or notice and is at the final discretion of Friendly Kia. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia staff.