2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Honda Pilot

A third-row midsize crossover is the answer for those drivers that need enough space to fit their growing family, but not at the expense of good performance. Part of this segment’s charm is that it combines the comfortable accommodations of a full-size SUV with the handling and fuel efficiency of a compact car. For this reason, the segment keeps growing every year and winning new adepts.

Designed as a modern family SUV that offers versatility to fit any lifestyle, the Kia Sorento has become an incredibly popular and competitive model in its class. For 2020, the Sorento brings sublime ride quality, spacious seating and upmarket interior features that contrast with its affordable starting price. In this research page, we will be comparing it against the 2020 Honda Pilot, another popular midsize crossover. Keep reading to see what each model has to offer.

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2020 Kia Sorento


2020 Honda Pilot

$26,990 Starting MSRP $31,650
2 (185 hp / 290 hp) Engine options (horsepower) 1 (280 hp)
154.2 cu. ft. Passenger volume 153.1 cu. ft.
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration Available
10 years or 100,000 miles Powertrain warranty 5 years or 60,000 miles

Does the Kia Sorento dethrone the popular Honda Pilot?

For 2020, the Kia Sorento is still the most economical option. Although its base engine delivers less horsepower than the rival’s one, the Sorento gives buyers two engine options two choose from, which allows them to prioritize either power or fuel-efficiency.

Inside, passengers will we able to stretch reasonably more in the Sorento thanks to its larger interior volume. This Kia model offers more legroom than the Honda Pilot both in the first and the second row, with 44.1 inches and 39.4 inches respectively. If we put the focus on technology features, the Sorento also presents an advantage. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration come standard in all trim levels, from the base L all the way up through the SX.

One of the most praised aspects of the Kia brand is its extended warranty coverage. The outstanding 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty offered in the Sorento tops all competitors’ coverage plans, including the one in the Honda Pilot.

You should definitely consider the 2020 Sorento if you want a comfortable and well-equipped three-row SUV at an affordable price. Browse through our online inventory at Mortiz Kia to find the perfect option for your needs. For more information on the 2020 Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!