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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Kia Sorento

As long as there has been automobiles, there has been a need for the owners of those vehicles to transport large numbers of people. Crossover SUVs, like the Honda Pilot, are uniquely suited for this function within the 21st century automotive industry. A comparison of the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Kia Sorento will reveal some very interesting elements that will help buyers make an important decision for their family. The 2020 Pilot is able to offer several important advantages over its Kia rival including the ability to hold an extra passenger, more interior cargo volume, standard performance and towing capacity. Additionally, the 2020 Honda Pilot is also able to demonstrate very competitive fuel economy scores when it’s compared to its 2020 Kia Sorento rival. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Pilot today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Both the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Kia Sorento have three rows of seats. Owners of the 2020 Pilot will be able to choose from trims that can offer seven- and eight-passenger configurations. The 2020 Pilot is available in seven trims, LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi/RES, Touring, Elite and Black Edition. On the other hand, the 2020 Sorento is only able to hold seven passengers – regardless of its seating configuration. Pilot owners will also have significantly more cargo volume to work with than what is available with the Sorento. When there are eight people riding in the 2020 Honda Pilot there is still 16.5 cubic-feet to work with. Sorento will have just more than 11 cubic-feet to use when it’s at maximum capacity. That advantage is held by the Pilot when the third row is stowed, 46.8 cubic-feet to 38 cubic-feet and when both rows are folded, 83.9 cubic-feet to 73 cubic-feet.


2020 Honda Pilot LX, 2WD Vs. 2020 Kia Sorento
3.5-L, V-6 Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 185/178
8 Passenger Capacity 7
83.9 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 73.0 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Honda equips all models of the 2020 Pilot with the same engine, with a pair of transmission options available. Every current Pilot model will have a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine under the hood. The LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi/RES models will use a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers choosing the Touring, Elite or Black Edition trims will have their engine attached to a nine-speed automatic gear-changer. Both transmission options will allow the 2020 Pilot to produce up to 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the Pilot with two-wheel-drive can tow 3,500 pounds and models with all-wheel-drive have a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

The standard powertrain for the 2020 Kia Sorento is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, making 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the entry-level version of the Sorento have a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. They can also choose a 3.3-liter, V-6 that does make a little more horsepower than the standard V-6 used by the Pilot. However, both crossover SUVs have the same maximum towing capacity.

An interior photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2020 Honda Pilot.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda Pilot.

An interior photo of one of the cargo configurations in the 2020 Honda Pilot.
A photo of the 2020 Honda Pilot parked on a hill.