|2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Kia Sorento|
|280 HP||Horsepower||185 HP|
|109.2 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||73.5 cu. ft.|
|171.4 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||146.4 cu. ft.|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||2,000 lbs.|
2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Kia Sorento
As a part of Honda’s huge 2016 model year, filled with remodels, facelifts and new vehicles, the Honda Pilot has certainly delivered. After being completely redesigned for the new model year, entering its third generation since inception in 2003, the Pilot is the perfect crossover vehicle for anyone that needs utility, space and the style to back them up. But there’s another fairly fresh face on the midsize crossover front, and we decided it’d be a good idea to see how they stack up against one another, so we compared the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Kia Sorento.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Pilot
As you can tell by a simple glance at the table above, the contest wasn’t as close as we thought it might be. The Kia Sorento may be a popular crossover, but it has some work to do in terms of power and space. Let’s start at the top, where you can see the engine of the Pilot nearly delivers an extra 100 horsepower. That’s a pretty huge advantage, and while neither vehicle is a sports car having that extra power means a more enjoyable drive – which is important no matter the segment – plus the ability to hold more weight, as evidenced by the last row that shows the Pilot can tow an extra 1,500 lbs. behind it.
But it is the two middle rows in the table that are the most important in a crossover like these two. With the seats folded flat, the Kia Sorento only offers 73.5 cu. ft. of max cargo space. That might sound like a lot, until you see that the Pilot delivers an extra 35.7 cu. ft. with all of its seats folded flat. Even more important than max cargo capacity is passenger volume, which determines how much space you and your passengers have to stretch out in. 146.4 cu. ft. is plenty of space to stretch out in, and that’s exactly what the Sorento delivers, but you and your friends or family will be even more comfortable in the Pilot as it offers an extra 25 cu. ft. of passenger volume.
If the Pilot sounds like the perfect vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call here at the dealership. We can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of your perfect vehicle.