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2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Do you have enough room in your vehicle for all your friends or family? If not, it may be time to upgrade to something new and spacious. The 2019 Sorento is where it’s at, boasting outstanding performance and technology features as well. The utility inside is comparable to other top models like the midsize SUV from Honda, so see how they compare here in this matchup between the 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot!

With highlights that include easy handling and remarkable efficiency, it’s not hard to see why so many drivers are switching to SUVs. Their utility and power make them excellent contenders for growing families or those needing more cargo space. The Sorento and the Pilot both have a lot of juice under the hood, but it’s the Sorento that has more horsepower and a greater towing capacity. Check out the table below!

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Honda Pilot

2 Engine Options 1
290 hp Horsepower with V6 Engine 280 hp
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional
5000 lbs Max Towing Capacity 3500 lbs

How else do they compare?

Drivers might be most surprised to learn that the Sorento actually has more power in its V6 engine than the Pilot, despite Honda’s reputation for performance. The extra towing capacity isn’t just reserved for the top Sorento trim level. Even when you compare the base models, the Sorento still comes out ahead in towing capacity (2000 lbs vs 1500 lbs).

Price-wise, the Sorento makes more sense too. It starts at just $26,290, less than most other similar SUVs and less than the Pilot’s starting price of $31,450. This makes it a better choice for drivers on a budget, as they can save over $5,000 by choosing the Sorento. On top of offering a better price, Kia also offers a 5 year/60,000-mile limited warranty. Honda only offers a 3 year/36,000-mile limited warranty on the Pilot.

These are just a few of the areas where the Sorento shines. It has a lot to offer drivers in terms of technology as well, with standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a color infotainment screen, wireless smartphone charger, and much more. Could the 2019 Sorento be the right choice for you? Find out by contacting the team here at Kia of Muncie or schedule a test drive here on our website!

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