2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Pilot

White 2021 Kia Sorento and blue 2020 Honda Pilot

The 2021 Kia Sorento is set to change the game for families all over the Tampa Bay area. Coming to the Friendly Kia lot in New Port Richey later this year, families from all over the area will be coming by to get their hands on the latest model. This Kia SUV is bringing a fresh new look, an updated list of features, and more space than ever before – and not to mention electrified models.

The 2021 Sorento has been drawing attention since it first debuted and shoppers are wondering how it will compare to the competition. This 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Pilot comparison is going to answer that very question and show readers why the 2021 Kia Sorento will be worth the wait. Let’s see how the two compare below!

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda Pilot

2.5-liter Turbo-4 engine Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Standard Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission
277 horsepower Power Specs 280 horsepower
Yes Hybrid Model Options No
8-inch touchscreen standard | 10.3-inch touchscreen available Infotainment Center 5-inch color LCD screen standard | 8-inch touchscreen available
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

Sculpted Sorento Soars Higher Than Competing Pilot

The Kia Sorento has a lot to bring to the table in 2021 and we’ve only just gotten started on hearing about everything this new model will offer. One of the most standout updates to the 2021 Sorento is the availability of a hybrid powertrain. For the first time ever the Sorento will now offer hybrid models in its lineup, a line that the competing 2020 Honda Pilot has yet to cross. When choosing a new Sorento shoppers will be able to choose from multiple hybrid options and multiple gas engine setups.

The 2021 Sorento will come equipped with a standard 2.5-liter Turbo-4 engine paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, generating 277 horsepower on the road. The competing 2020 Pilot is fitted with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine in every model in its lineup.

When it comes to in-car entertainment, the Sorento has the Pilot beat. The 2020 Honda Pilot comes equipped with a 5-inch LCD screen as standard equipment and offers an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen system only in higher trim levels. Meanwhile, the 2021 Sorento features a standard 8-inch touchscreen display and can be fitted with a massive 10.3-inch touchscreen in select trims.

We can’t wait for the 2021 Kia Sorento to make its way to Friendly Kia. Until its arrival, stay tuned to the Friendly Kia blog for additional updates or contact a member of our team for more info.