2018 Honda Pilot VS 2018 Kia Sorento
|Honda Pilot||Kia Sorento|
|Engine (base)||3.5L V6||2.4L DOHC I-4|
|EPA-estimated MPG (base)||19 city 27 highway||21 city 28 highway|
|Cargo Volume (2nd and 3rd row seats reclined), base||109 cubic feet||73.5 cubic feet|
|Passenger Volume (base)||152.9 cubic. ft.||146.4 cu. ft.|
It can be time consuming to research different vehicle specs when you’re shopping for a new SUV. At Keating Honda, we’re always looking for ways to make the car buying process more convenient for our customers. That’s why today we’ll be comparing the new 2018 Honda Pilot with the 2018 Kia Sorento. Out of the gate, the Honda Pilot pulls ahead with its 3.5L V6 engine that gets 280 horsepower. The Sorento’s base engine is only a 2.4L with 185 horsepower. You might think that all of Pilot’s extra power might come with a price at the gas pump, but you’d be wrong! Both vehicles have comparable EPA-estimated MPG. The Sorento just can’t match the Pilot in this category.
Heading into the cabin of the 2018 Pilot and the Sorento, you’ll find that both have comparable and ample passenger room. These spacious interiors will keep your family comfortable and relaxed on longer drives. However, the Honda Pilot really stands out in this category with its large standard eight passenger seating capacity. Kia’s Sorento has a seven passenger capacity as an available upgrade, and Sorento’s base cabin can only hold five. Similarly, the Pilot comes standard with 109 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third rows collapsed. The Sorento only has this amount of upgraded cargo space as an available option.
The 2018 Pilot and Sorento both feature exceptional exterior detailing. These vehicles are both contemporary, with wide wheel bases and pronounced front grille styling. Pilot and Sorento both have available front LED headlights and standard LED accented tail lights. However, the 2018 Sorento can tow only 2000 lbs. at the base trim, compared to 3500 lbs. for the Pilot. If you think you might be doing some major hauling this season, you might want to give the Pilot a closer inspection.
2018 Pilot Packages
If you’re interested in the 2018 Pilot, you have several trim options. The Pilot LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trims are all fine choices. The Touring trim in particular is loaded with great upgrades like leather seating, heated 2nd row captain’s chairs, a panoramic moonroof, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety features. Enjoy the Touring’s blind spot alert, collision mitigation system, lane keeping assist, and more. Every day at Keating Honda, we hear how much our customers enjoy their Honda Sensing safety systems.
Keating Honda is Houston’s convenient source for new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. Countless people from Conroe, The Woodlands, Victoria, College Station, and Kingwood have taken advantage of our extensive dealer inventory. Our professional associates can help you with finding and financing the car of your dreams. Be sure to ask any Keating team member about our specials and deals on a lease! The 2018 Honda Pilot is on sale now at Keating Honda with a starting price of only $30,900.
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