2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Honda Pilot 

2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Honda Pilot

If you have your eye on a crossover SUV then you may know how many options are available on the market today. While it's nice to have options, sometimes all those choices can be confusing. In the case of crossover SUVs, all the choices can quickly blend together. If you're looking for a model that stands out from the competition, the 2018 Kia Sorento is worth a closer look.  

The Sorento is somewhere between a midsize crossover and a minivan and is available in five- and seven-passenger configurations. Even though it's larger than the traditional midsize crossover, the Sorento doesn't operate that way. It's as nimble as can be with athletic handling and a powerful driving experience. Inside the cabin, the Sorento has it all and boasts a spacious cabin and a great selection of high-tech features.  

With that said, how does the 2018 Kia Sorento compare to other crossover SUVs, such as the 2018 Honda Pilot? Both models are available in a variety of trims, but let's focus on the 2018 Kia Sorento LX vs. 2018 Honda Pilot. 

2018 Kia Sorento LX


2018 Honda Pilot LX

185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 
an optional 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6

Engine Options 280-hp, 3.5-liter V6
3,500 lbs.  Max. Trailer weight 1,500 lbs.
Available Apple CarPlay & Android Auto  N/A on this trim
5 standard, 7 optional Number of seats 8

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Compared to the 2018 Kia Sorento, the 2018 Honda Pilot is larger and heavier overall. Even with its large size, the Pilot boasts a smooth ride and spacious interior. It also has more seating compared to the 2018 Kia Sorento. While the Pilot has more passenger space, it's also more expensive. For the same price of a base-level 2018 Honda Pilot LX, car shoppers can choose the 2018 Kia Sorento LX, which is one step above the entry-level L. In terms of fuel economy, but the 2018 Kia Sorento and 2018 Honda Pilot have similar EPA ratings no matter which engine option is under the hood.  

Where the 2018 Kia Sorento really excels is its large cabin with luxurious upholstery and surface materials. From busy highways to bumpy country roads, the 2018 Kia Sorento keeps the cabin quiet and comfortable. The Sorento LX is also standard with a generous array of features, including Bluetooth, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, selectable drive modes, a rearview camera, a CD player, a noise-reducing windshield and much more. The optional Convenience package adds even more premium features, including Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch Uvo touchscreen, and dual-zone automatic climate control, to name a few. In order to have Apple CarPlay on the 2018 Honda Pilot, car shoppers much pay more for the EX trim. 

Explore the 2018 Kia Sorento for yourself with a test drive at Serra Trussville Kia. Our award-winning team of experts can answer any questions you might have. Stop by and see us today!