2018 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Honda Pilot

2018 Kia Sorento parked in front of a modern building vs 2017 Honda Pilot parked on a residential street

If you're going to buy a new vehicle, you probably are slightly overwhelmed by all of the choices you have. Your first step is choosing what style of vehicle you want, and from there you also have to choose from a variety of different makes and models. While that can be difficult, the best way to narrow down which vehicle is the right choice for you is to compare two similar models, like the 2018 Kia Sorento vs the 2017 Honda Pilot. This will help you dissect the features that the two models have in common, like available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, as well as aspects that are different.

2018 Kia Sorento


2017 Honda Pilot

24 mpg Combined Estimated Fuel Economy 22 mpg
Three Engine Options One
5-7 Passenger Capacity 7-8
44.1/39.4/31.7 inches First/Second/Third Leg Room 40.9/38.4/31.9 inches

Advantages of the 2018 Kia Sorento

Most drivers who are looking for a new vehicle are looking for a model with a variety of options to choose from. In the 2018 Kia Sorento, there are plenty of different choices that need to be made so that you'll have the vehicle that best fits you. The biggest decision you'll make with the 2018 Kia Sorento is how you want it configured. Depending on the trim level you choose, your 2018 Kia Sorento will be able to accommodate between five and seven people. If you choose the 2017 Honda Pilot, you won't have the option to choose a smaller vehicle, as the passenger capacity only varies by one seat.

When comparing the interior space of the 2018 Kia Sorento against the 2017 Honda Pilot, you'll likely notice that in both configurations, the 2018 Kia Sorento has more leg room, with 44.1 inches in the front, 39.4 inches in the middle, and 31.7 inches when equipped with a third row. The 2017 Honda Pilot falls short of these numbers, with 40.9 inches in the front, 38.4 inches in the second row, and 31.9 inches in the back seat.

In the 2018 Kia Sorento, your options don't stop at the interior. There are three engine options that you can choose from among the four different trim levels. In the 2017 Honda Pilot, there is only one engine option for all five trim levels, a 3.5L V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. By contrast, the standard engine on the 2018 Kia Sorento is a 2.4L four-cylinder with 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The other options include a 240 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine with Turbocharger and a 3.3L V6 that provides 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. If you want to feel the power of any of these engine options, or to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sorento, visit Seelye Kia of Holland in Holland, MI.

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