A New SUV Comparison: 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

A New SUV Comparison: 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Honda Pilot
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When shopping for a new mid-size SUV, you are probably finding a market place swarming with quality options. So, how do you know which new SUV is best for you and your family? There are many factors to consider, such as price, fuel economy, and standard features. Here at Premier Kia of Kenner, we stand behind the 2019 Kia Sorento and think you will too. The Sorento immediately grabs your attention with its available wireless charging, an available Dynamax™ all-wheel-drive, and standard 3-row, 7-passenger seating. Of course, you might think we're biased. Thankfully, you don't have to take our word for it. To show you how well the new Sorento performs, we've put together a little side-by-side comparison of the 2019 Sorento vs. the 2019 Honda Pilot.

After you read our review of the 2019 Kia Sorento, you'll be excited to climb into the driver's seat and take it for a spin. Feel free to schedule your test drive at Premier Kia of Kenner while you are clicking through our website.

To help you decide which new mid-size SUV will drive your family into the future, let's compare the 2019 Kia Sorento to the 2019 Honda Pilot.

The 2019 Sorento offers an expansive trim lineup where each model builds upon the previous trim to give you a range of options. The base model Kia L starts things off with a 2.4L I4 engine that yields 181-horsepower and an EPA-estimated 22/29 MPG (City/Highway). This new Kia mid-size SUV comes standard with 50/50 split-folding 3rd-row seats, projector beam headlights, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and heated outside mirrors. Opt for a new Sorento LX if you're looking for a new SUV with USB charger ports, blind-spot collision warning, and rear cross-traffic collision warning.

The Sorento LX V6 bring with it a change of engines. Under the hood of this model is a 3.3L V6 engine that produces 290-horsepower and pairs with 8-speed automatic transmission for a smooth and powerful ride. Notable features on this model include sound-absorbing front window glass, USB charger ports, available all-wheel-drive, and blind-spot collision warning. Upgrade to a Sorento SX to find UVO eServices with an 8-inch touch-screen display. With eight trim configurations to choose from and a selection of engines, there's a 2019 Kia Sorento for every driver and budget.

Where the Sorento Bests the Competition

Here at Premier Kia of Kenner, we have the privilege of helping people choose what is likely to be one of the largest purchases they are likely to make. After a house and maybe a boat, a new car is one of our biggest investments. It's important you buy something you feel good about, and you trust the people helping you to make this decision. If you have questions about how to find an affordable car payment or want to know the difference between buying and leasing, we hope you'll sit down with our finance department. Our friendly associates are here to answer all of your questions so you can find a car loan with low monthly payments.

Many of our customers put price and fuel economy at the top of their list when considering their next vehicle. The 2019 Sorento beats the 2019 Honda Pilot in both of these areas. The new Pilot is priced more than $5000 higher than the Sorento and only gets an EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG while Sorento drivers will enjoy an EPA-estimated 29 highway MPG.

While the Sorento and Pilot will both be reliable vehicles and treat you well during your ownership, you can only park one in your driveway. To help you choose the best new SUV for you, we've created the side-by-side comparison chart below so you can see how the new Sorento compares to the new Honda Pilot. After you read our review of this 2019 Kia SUV for sale, you'll be eager to stop by our Metairie, Louisiana, area Kia dealership for a test drive.

2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Honda Pilot
Kia Sorento L Standard Vehicle Comparison Honda Pilot LX
$26,290 Estimated Base Price $31,550
29 EPA-estimated highway MPG 27
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Not Available
Standard Rear-Camera Display Standard
Standard Navigational System Not Available
Standard Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors Not Available
Available Features On The Sorento
Optional Features
Features On The Honda Pilot
  • LED Headlights
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • 19" Alloy Wheels, Chrome
  • Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Heated 2nd-Row Seats
  • 3.3L V6, 290hp
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Hidden storage well
  • Illuminated steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Available AWD system
  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • MP3/Auxiliary input jack
  • Eco Assist™ System
  • Hill start assist
  • Direct ignition system with immobilizer

Lease a 2019 Sorento At Premier Kia of Kenner

As you can see, both the 2019 Sorento and 2019 Honda Pilot mid-size SUVs offer many desirable features. We hope our review of the 2019 Sorento has demonstrated how this new Kia SUV outperforms its chief rival from Honda. When it comes to highway fuel economy, Apple CarPlay® integration, and starting MSRP, it's easy to see the value you get for your money behind the wheel of a 2019 Kia. When you are ready to lease or finance a new SUV from our Louisiana Kia dealership, our finance team can tell you more about the 3-year/10,000-mile lease offers available.

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While reading about the new Kia Sorento is a great way to learn more about its features, the best comparison between these two SUVs is how they drive. Stop by our Kenner Kia dealership for a test drive. After you take a turn in the driver's seat, we're confident you'll want to take one home. If this is your first time taking the short drive over from New Orleans, follow these directions to our local Kia dealership and meet the team of Premier Kia of Kenner in Kenner, Louisiana.

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.