2020 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Kia Sorento Exterior Front Fascia vs 2020 Honda Pilot Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

If you’re in the market for comfortable and capable accommodations which make traveling with a family easy, the third-row crossover segment is likely one you’re considering. Vehicles in this class are singularly-focused on providing a ride that merges the interior space and ability of a large, body-on-frame SUV and the handling and fuel efficiency of a car. For this reason, the class has become incredibly popular and competitive.

Designed to throw “style” in to the mix, the Kia Sorento has been a stand out model in this segment for years, emboldening drivers to expect more while paying less. For 2020, the Kia Sorento brings a streamlined trim-level structure, plenty of interior comfort features and new technology. Today, we’re matching it up against the 2020 Honda Pilot – another popular model. Let’s see how they do.

2020 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda Pilot

2 (185 – 290) Engine options (horsepower range) 1 (280)
8-speed automatic with Sportmatic® V6 transmission 6-speed automatic
7 passengers Seating capacity 8 passengers
44.1 inches / 39.4 inches Legroom (first row / second row) 40.9 inches / 38.4 inches
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration Available
10 years or 100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years or 60,000 miles
$29,725 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price V6 starts at $31,550

Kia Sorento Proves Class Dominance by Dethroning Popular Honda Pilot

In its latest iteration for 2020, the Kia Sorento is a stronger value than ever before. Drivers who choose the 2020 Kia Sorento are able to choose from two engine options which allow them prioritize either power and capability or fuel efficiency. Not so with the 2020 Honda Pilot.

Drivers who choose the Sorento’s dashing 3.3-liter V6 engine get an engine that has more power and the exact same EPA-estimated combined fuel economy. The 8-speed transmission with Kia Sportmatic® automatic shifting goes even further to ensure a sooth and luxurious ride.

Inside, the 2020 Kia Sorento has more room for passengers to stretch their legs. It also gives drivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto from the base model L all the way up through the range-topping SX V6.

At Friendly Kia, we have the 2020 Kia Sorento with more models arriving every day. If you’re in the market for confidence-inspiring comfort and capability, you’ll find it in the 2020 Kia Sorento at with your dealer experience at Friendly Kia. We are the only Tampa Bay-area Kia dealer to have been welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club for 2019.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!