The first thing that has to be said is that the base price (MSRP) for the Kia Sorento is far lower than its competitor. What that means is that while the Honda Pilot has a few categories where it is superior, you will have the option of upgrading the Kia Sorento to match the Pilot. With the Honda Pilot, you do not get that additional flexibility.
The Kia Sorento is a popular crossover SUV that is a fine choice for families on the move or customers who rely on the additional space. We often hear the comparison between it and the Honda Pilot often. Each vehicle offers something unique and will ultimately depend upon the customer to decide.
The Honda Pilot has the edge when thinking about engine power. However, the gap becomes nonexistent if you decide you wish to upgrade to the Kia's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, capable of 240 horsepower. You can take it even farther with the Sorento and opt for the 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 engine.
The Honda Pilot can offer you rear-seat entertainment, which could be handy for going on vacation. However, on a day-to-day use, you will struggle to find a reason for it. The Kia Sorento offers the 360-degree parking camera system to compensate. Also, the Kia Sorento offers an infotainment system that is praiseworthy. The screen has crisp graphics and easy to understand controls. The Honda Pilot has a good navigation system, but can often feel sluggish and unresponsive.
Each vehicle has a similar driving feel and are both equipped with premium materials. The race is pretty close between the Kia Sorento and Honda Pilot, so come down to Mike Shaw Kia today for a test drive and see for yourself. We are located in Corpus Christi, TX, and would love if you stopped by.