When it comes to crossover SUVs, the Kia Sorento and the Honda Pilot are well-known and well-respected entries in the market. Both offer outstanding performance, spacious interiors, and advanced technology features.

So, how will shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle choose between the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Honda Pilot? That's exactly what we at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg hope to help you do with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Sorento vs Pilot: Performance

The 2019 Kia Sorento offers a lineup of powertrain options to choose from with one of its available engines topping out at a whopping 290 horsepower. With the Sorento's standard 2.4L DOHC engine, this model achieves an efficient EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG.1

The 2019 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, you won't have a choice of which engine you want because this model offers just one. This engine maxes out at 280 horsepower, so you won't get quite as an exciting drive as you would in the Sorento. Additionally, the Pilot's engine only achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.

Sorento vs Pilot: Interior Space

Inside the 2019 Kia Sorento, you'll be able to fit seven passengers comfortably with its 154.2 total cubic feet of passenger volume to offer. The Sorento also offers a whopping 44.1 inches of front legroom and 39.4 inches of rear legroom. Regardless of which seat you choose to sit in, you'll be comfortable for the whole ride in the Sorento.

Compare this space to that of the 2019 Honda Pilot. While the Pilot can seat eight passengers, that one extra passenger takes precious wiggle room from all other passengers. The Pilot offers just 153.1 cubic feet of passenger space for eight passengers to share. As a result, you'll only have 40.9 inches of front legroom and 38.4 inches of second-row legroom to take advantage of.

Sorento vs Pilot: Safety Features

Safety is always a top priority. That's why the 2019 Kia Sorento is packed with all kinds of helpful active safety features. Unfortunately, you won't find quite as many in the Pilot. See how the safety features of these two models compare below:


Kia Sorento

Honda Pilot

Blind Spot Monitoring



Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection



Lane Keeping Assist



Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go



360-Degree Surround View Monitor



As you can see, there are quite a few features that you'll miss out on in the Pilot. You'll have to settle for features like the Pilot's Multi-Angle Rearview Camera which doesn't give you anywhere near as much camera coverage as the Sorento's Surround View Monitor.

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Which One?

In the areas of performance, space and comfort, and technology, the 2019 Kia Sorento wins out over the 2019 Honda Pilot. Now that you've had a taste of what this SUV has to offer, it's time to get behind the wheel and try it out for yourself.

Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle should give us a call at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg today to schedule a test drive!

1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition. These estimates reflect EPA's revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

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