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2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The addition of the all-new Kia Telluride to the lineup of crossover SUVs available at the Serra Trussville Kia showroom will not only make the overall vehicle segment more competitive but will also give shoppers interested in Kia vehicles a new level of performance and capability. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Honda Pilot shows potential buyers why they’ll want to speak with a Serra Trussville Kia product expert to help them make their final decision. At the most basic level, the 2020 Telluride offers a few important advantages over its Honda competitor, including more available cargo space, better performance output and more standard towing capacity. Additionally, the all-new Telluride will make more advanced technology available compared to the 2019 Honda Pilot.

Crossover SUVs succeed and fail based on a few common metrics, namely seating capacity and interior cargo volume. In terms of seating capacity, the 2020 Telluride and 2019 Pilot are evenly matched with both vehicles offer seating capacity for seven or eight passengers. However, drivers of the all-new Telluride who need to move cargo will have a marked advantage over those who chose to go with the 2019 Honda Pilot. When the rear two rows of seats are folded down, the 2020 Kia Telluride can offer up to 87 cubic-feet of cargo volume. On the other side of the equation is the 2019 Honda Pilot with a maximum of 83.9 cubic-feet of cargo volume available. The 2020 Telluride also adds a few features not available with the 2019 Pilot including a heads-up display and Rear Occupant Alert.


2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Honda Pilot

3.8-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
291/262 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
5,000 lbs. Towing 3,500 lbs.
87 cu.-ft. Cargo Volume 83.9 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Each new crossover SUV that comes to market needs to find a way to stand out from the pack. In addition to its array of available cutting-edge technology, the 2020 Kia Telluride also makes one of the automaker’s most powerful engines standard equipment. Under the hood of the newest member of the Kia crossover SUV family is a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Customers can choose between front- and all-wheel-drive versions. Additionally, all 2020 Telluride trims can tow 5,000 pounds. The 2019 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the Honda crossover SUV with two-wheel-drive can tow 3,500 pounds and up to 5,000 pounds with all-wheel-drive.



A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.
A rear photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride outfitted with a roof rack and parked in the desert.
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride driving through the snow.