2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Passport

Blue 2021 Kia Sorento and grey 2020 Honda Passport

While we don’t know everything there is to know yet about the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento, what we know so far is enough to tell us that it’s already sweeping out the competition. This Sorento model is set to be a fully redesigned version of the previous Sorento generation. With new powertrains, an updated front fascia, a sculpted and sophisticated exterior, and a luxury-inspired interior, the 2021 Sorento delivers at every mark.

With new details still emerging, many customers are wondering how the Sorento stacks up against the competition based on what we know so far. This 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Passport comparison is going to dive into just that. Keep reading to find out how the 2021 Sorento is looking to stack up against the Passport or click the link below to view our current lineup of Sorento models at Friendly Kia.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda Passport

2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission 9-speed automatic transmission
277 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque Base Power Specs 280 horsepower | 262 pound-feet of torque
Available Hybrid Model Not available
12.3-inch display Instrument Cluster Size not specified
10.25-inch touchscreen display Infotainment Center 5-inch LCD screen
7 passengers Passenger Capacity 5 passengers
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

Emerging 2021 Kia Sorento Lands Above Competing 2020 Honda Passport

Looking at the details released so far, the 2021 Kia Sorento is giving every competitor a run for their money. The 2021 Sorento and 2020 Honda Passport are set to deliver a similar amount of power on the road, with the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine in the Sorento delivering 277 horsepower and the 3.5-liter engine in the Passport delivering 280 horsepower. The 2021 Sorento, however, will be offered with an available hybrid powertrain, an option that is unavailable for the 2020 Honda Passport. This hybrid option is a first for the Sorento and its ability to combine low emissions and high efficiency with a powerful performance is a winning note that the Passport just cannot hit.

Inside these two models, the 2021 Sorento once again lands above the 2020 Honda Passport. The 2021 Sorento comes equipped with seating for seven passengers and features a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a massive 12.3-inch instrument cluster display. The competing five-passenger 2020 Passport features a 5-inch LCD screen in its center stack, which can be upgraded to a maximum size of just 8 inches in select trim grades. The Sorento delivers high-quality technology even in its base models, giving drivers more for their money than what the Passport can offer.

When the 2021 Kia Sorento begins to hit dealership lots Friendly Kia will be the place you will want to shop. We anticipate getting a full lineup of these next-generation Sorento models when they make their dealership debut, so Tampa-area drivers can rely on our dealership to find their perfect fit.

If you have any questions about the 2021 Sorento or its availability in New Port Richey, FL, contact a member of our team today.