2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Kia Sorento makes us smile with its great cabin, pleasurable infotainment system, comfortable ride, and incredible price. It comes with impressive standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, boasts multiple engine options, and offers newly available driver-assistance features.

The 2019 Honda Pilot is another worthy midsize SUV and a formidable competitor. To help you choose between these two vehicles, we contrasted some key elements to look at in the midsize SUV segment. Which vehicle comes out on top?

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Honda Pilot

2 Engine Options 1

Up to 22 city/29 highway

Fuel Economy (mpg) Up to 20 city/27 highway
290 horsepower Available Horsepower 280 horsepower
2,000 pounds Base Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds
5,000 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds
5 Star NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating 4 Star
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available
44.1 inches Front Leg Room 40.9 inches
Yes - Top Safety Pick + IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes - Top Safety Pick +
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$26,290 Starts at... $31,450


Interior Quality of the 2019 Kia Sorento

The frugal interior of the 2019 Honda Pilot just can’t compare with the stylish, upscale 2019 Sorento. Premium materials line the surfaces, accenting the comfortable seating and modern technology with an upscale feel. Standard interior amenities include Bluetooth, a USB port, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, and the UVO infotainment setup wired through a 7-inch touchscreen. The riding experience is excessively comfortable, even on bumpy surfaces.

2019 Kia Sorento Driver-Assistance Features

Newly offered driver-assistance features for this model year include:

  • front parking sensors
  • lane keep assist
  • driver drowsiness monitoring

Which midsize SUV is the best value?

In addition to your body, your wallet is going to be begging for you to choose the 2019 Kia Sorento. It has a significantly lower starting MSRP, despite having that better interior, far more intuitive infotainment, and multiple engine options. The 2019 Sorento will continue to save you money in the long term with its superior fuel-economy.

Coming in five trims, the 2019 Kia Sorento allows versatility and choice. No matter what trim you choose, you’ll get a family-friendly, reliable, satisfying vehicle.

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