2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Kia Sorento


2021 Honda Pilot

Starting MSRP

10 yr/100,000 mi

Powertrain Warranty

5 yr/60,000 mi
191 to 281 hp


280 hp
1.6L Turbo Hybrid

Hybrid Options

26 Combined

EPA-Estimated MPG

23 Combined
5,000 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs


Searching all over Saugus for a versatile SUV at the best possible price? Smart buyers will have the 2021 Kia Sorento and the 2021 Honda Pilot at the top of their list. Both are popular choices for good reason, but a few key differences can tip the scales. Just for a start, the higher Kia Sorento towing capacity is helpful if you’re towing a trailer, and the extensive Kia warranty makes the Sorento an excellent long-term investment.

Ready to find out which SUV fits your lifestyle and budget best? Join Pride Kia of Lynn for a head-to-head comparison of the Kia vs. Honda reliability and warranty coverage, plus a closer look at the Pilot vs. Kia Sorento interior features.

Kia Sorento vs. Honda Pilot: Performance

The Kia Sorento towing capacity ranges from 2,000 to 5,000 pounds, but the Pilot maxes out at 3,500 pounds. Plus, a wide range of performance features make it that much easier to tow heavy loads behind your properly-equipped Kia Sorento. Towing capacity aside, the Sorento keeps your cargo steady and your passengers safe with these innovative features:

  • Adaptive All-Wheel Drive with Lock Mode
  • Torque Vectoring Cornering Control
  • All-Weather Performance

New for 2021 is the Kia Sorento Hybrid model, which is available in multiple gasoline-electric configurations. Honda has yet to release a Pilot hybrid, so the Sorento is the clear choice if fuel economy is a top priority. Even when you compare Kia vs. Honda gas-powered models, the Sportage csan take your further on less fuel. Check out some key Sportage hybrid specs, below:

  • Total range of 620 miles
  • 258 pound-feet of torque
  • Combined 37 mpg

Honda Pilot vs. Kia Sorento: Interior Features

The Kia Sorento interior is well-stocked with advanced yet intuitive features to enhance your every drive. Access Google Maps™, your music library, and other apps with wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. The Pilot comes with a standard 5-inch LCD screen, but upgrades like an 8-inch touch screen come only with an upgrade. Meanwhile, you can expect more from the Kia Sorento. Interior highlights include:

  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen display
  • and can be fitted with a
  • Available 10.3-inch touchscreen in select trims

Kia vs. Honda Warranty Coverage

If you’re comparing Kia vs. Honda reliability, their respective warranty coverage will tell you a lot about the faith each brand places in their vehicles. The class-leading Kia warranty coverage speaks for itself, offering superior powertrain and basic coverage for Peabody drivers:

Kia Warranty Coverage

  • Basic Warranty — bumper-to-bumper coverage for 60 months or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the Date of First Service.
  • Powertrain Warranty — Begins when your Basic Warranty expires, and covers certain elements of your new Kia Soul’s powertrain, minus wear and maintenance. Coverage is active for up to 120 months or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the Date of First Service.

Honda Warranty Coverage

  • Limited Warranty — 3 years or 36,000 miles, plus coverage for Honda Genuine Accessories installed at time of vehicle purchase.
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty — 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Lease or Finance a New Kia Sorento for Sale in Lynn!

Looking for more info as you compare Kia vs. Honda reliability and performance? Explore Kia technologies like Kia UVO to see what you can expect inside the cabin. Then, find out what the automotive have to say about this SUV in the 2021 Kia Sorento reviews. When you’re ready to lease or finance a Kia Sorento in Salem, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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