2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Pilot

White 2021 Kia Sorento and blue 2020 Honda Pilot

Let’s be honest, 2020 hasn’t been off to a great start. But one thing that has tipped the year into the positive is the debut of the 2021 Kia Sorento. This beefier and more sculpted Sorento exudes the power you’re looking for to tackle the 2020 year. This Sorento not only delivers better looks but the focused features inside the cabin are streamlined for the best on-the-road experience yet.

The 2021 Kia Sorento is set to join the U.S. market sometime in late 2020 – but should you wait for it? We think so. We’re going to show you why the 2021 Sorento is worth the wait in this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Pilot comparison. Keep reading to learn more about this Kia SUV or click the link below to view our current lineup of in-stock Sorento models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda Pilot

2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission
Traditional hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants available Hybrid Variant None
277 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 280 horsepower | 262 pound-feet of torque
8.0-inch touchscreen standard | 10.3-inch touchscreen available Infotainment Center 5-inch color LCD screen | 8-inch Display Audio available
Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Trim-specific availability
5-7 passengers Seating Capacity 7-8 passengers
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Kia Sorento Soars Above Competing Honda Pilot

The 2021 Kia Sorento is the total package. Checking every box, the Sorento delivers everything shoppers are looking for in a new vehicle. Powerful engine options, the latest entertainment and safety technology, plenty of space, and more. The 2021 Sorento comes equipped with a standard 277-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The competing 2020 Pilot offers a slight boost in power with its 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, but limits shoppers to just one engine option. The 2021 Sorento lineup includes multiple gasoline engine variants plus hybrid and plug-in hybrid model options.

In terms of tech features, the 2021 Sorento lands on top. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment center with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ comes standard in the 2021 Sorento. Shoppers can opt to upgrade this setup to an even bigger 10.3-inch display. The competing 2020 Pilot lacks in terms of tech, offering a 5-inch LCD screen as standard equipment. In order to upgrade to a touchscreen option, or to include connectivity features, shoppers must opt for a higher Pilot trim.

The 2021 Kia Sorento is set to be one of the best Kia SUVs on the market. With so much new information being released on this upcoming model, something exciting is always around the corner. For additional info on the 2021 Sorento or other Kia models, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.