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 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

Shopping for a reliable and versatile 3-row SUV in the Fort Worth area? The 2021 Kia Sorento and the 2021 Honda Pilot are favorites among families near you, but which is the best fit for your lifestyle and budget? Both offer robust performance and upscale cabin amenities to meet your needs — whether you’re grabbing groceries in North Richland Hills or headed on adventures far beyond. Below, Moritz Kia Hurst compares Kia vs. Honda reliability, Honda and Kia warranty coverage, and more to help you make an informed decision.

Kia Sorento vs. Honda Pilot: Performance

If you’ll be towing your RV camper or motorized boat out to Richland Hills, you need an SUV with major towing capability. When you compare the Kia vs. Honda performance specs, you’ll note that the Sorento’s turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generates higher torque and horsepower than the Pilot engine — resulting in a maximum Kia Sorento towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The Pilot maxes out at 3,500 pounds. In addition, the Sorento is equipped with a suite of innovative towing features to keep your cargo and passengers secure while you tow:

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

Kia vs. Honda Hybrid Models

Looking to minimize your carbon footprint? Only the Kia Sorento is available as a hybrid variant. Here’s how much you can save on fuel in Bedford with a Kia Sorento Hybrid:

  • 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • 227 horsepower
  • Combined 37 MPG

Honda Pilot vs. Kia Sorento: Interior Features

Loaded with desirable tech and amenities, the Kia Sorento interior delivers a comfortable and connected ride across the trim lineup. Navigate Euless with Google Maps™, and access your messages, music library, and apps with wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. The Sorento comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display, while the Pilot comes with a standard 5-inch LCD screen. Other key Kia Sorento interior features include:

  • Keyless entry
  • Available 10.3-inch touchscreen

Kia vs. Honda Warranty Coverage

If you know you’ll be driving your next SUV for years to come, a close comparison of Kia vs. Honda reliability is crucial. The excellent Kia warranty provides Hurst drivers with more extensive basic and powertrain coverage:

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 the time of vehicle purchase.
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty — 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Test Drive a New Kia Sorento for Sale in Hurst

Ready to see the Kia Sorento interior for yourself? Visit our dealership in Hurst and test drive your favorite models in our new Sorento inventory. Contact us or apply for financing online to get started today!

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