Who makes a better three-row SUV – Kia or Honda?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Kia Telluride on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 6:26 pm
Split screen images of the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Honda Pilot

For drivers who want the ability to haul more than five passengers or those who sometimes need to fit large items in back, a three-row SUV may be the right tool for the job. Choosing the right model, though, can prove to be difficult with so many selections available. So, where to start? After putting together a wishlist of amenities and a realistic budget, we like to compare some of the most popular models from various brands to see what each delivers for pricing, reliability, performance, safety, and standard equipment. We already did a little bit of the work for you. Find out how the Kia SUV lineup compares to the Honda Pilot below. 

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How does the Kia SUV lineup compare to the Honda Pilot?

2019 Kia Sorento exterior in black

Kia Sorento vs Honda Pilot

With room for seven passengers including the driver, the Kia Sorento is overall a little smaller than the Honda Pilot. However, if eight seats are not needed, it presents a more affordable option with plenty of advantages. First, though the Sorento is a little smaller, it makes better overall use of space with more legroom for passengers in the first two rows. It also offers a choice of two engine options and increased fuel efficiency for even more savings throughout the life of ownership. 

2020 Kia Telluride exterior side profile

Kia Telluride vs Honda Pilot

For drivers who want seating for eight, the Kia and Honda competition will revolve around the brand-new Kia Telluride and the Honda Pilot. Like the Kia Sorento, the Kia Telluride is the clear leader when it comes to legroom in the first and second rows. The Kia SUV also offers a more powerful base engine, a larger towing capacity, and a few extra features on base trims that are only available on higher trims of the Honda Pilot. Though the Telluride has only been around for one year, it’s already fast becoming a segment leader. 

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In addition to the differences mentioned above, both the Kia Sorento and the Kia Telluride offer one more major advantage over the Honda Pilot and that is the Kia warranty. The Kia Sorento and Kia Telluride come standard with a 5-year/60,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty compared to the 3-year/36,000-mile warranty offered on the Honda Pilot. That’s a lot of extra peace of mind. 

SUV shoppers can find the current Kia Sorento and Kia Telluride lineups available for test drive and purchase now at Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, TX. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team and let us know what you are looking for! 

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