2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Honda Pilot

The midsize crossover segment is one that’s pretty steep, with a ton of different options available to shoppers with all different kinds of needs. We thought we’d help you narrow down your choice a bit by pitting our favorite midsize crossover against one of the most popular options in the segment. In other words, we’re going to compare the 2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Honda Pilot. Both vehicles were recently renovated, so they’re each pretty fresh to the market, and both make excellent options for different reasons.

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Performance Technology Style
11.2 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 12.4 l/100km
8.4 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 8.7 l/100km
185 HP Horsepower 280 HP
38.8 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 16.5 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2017 Kia Sorento

The table above takes a look at some of the most important specifications in crossovers like these, so we thought we’d work our way down the table analyzing each to give you a better idea of how the two compare to one another. The first aspect we looked at was their fuel economy ratings, starting with city fuel efficiency in the first row. On streets like those that run through Edmonton, the Sorento utilizes 11.2 l/100km – 1.2 litres less fuel to drive the same 100 kilometres as the Pilot. Then if you hop on the highway, the Sorento utilizes 8.4 l/100km, which is still superior to the Pilot but only by 0.3 l/100km this time.

After fuel economy we turned to power, which is where the Honda Pilot fires back with a substantial advantage of its own by offering 95 horsepower more than the Kia Sorento. That’s a lot of power, unfortunately, but the Sorento’s 185 HP is still a good amount that will deliver an enjoyable experience every time you get behind the wheel. The extra power of the Pilot might give you more pick-up, but the Sorento saves you money at the pump, and also offers more space, which is represented in the final row.

Behind the back row of seats in the Sorento, there is an extra 22.3 cubic feet of space for you to fill with whatever it is you need to bring on the road with you. That’s more than twice as much space, as the Pilot only offers 16.5 cu. ft. So while the Pilot offers more power, the Sorento allows you to carry a lot more and spend less money at gas stations. So the decision is in your hands. If you’d like to try a 2017 Kia Sorento out for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive here on our site.

2017 Kia Sorento Exterior Front Profile
2017 Kia Sorento Exterior Rear Profile
2017 Kia Sorento Interior Dashboard
2017 Kia Sorento Interior Cabin

2017 Kia Sorento
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