The 2016 Honda Pilot vs. the 2016 Kia Sorento

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sorento

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Kia Sorento are both crossover utility vehicles perfect for families here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. Both provide plenty of space, solid safety scores, good fuel economy, and the latest technology. Which one will you choose? You can find out more about each vehicle below!

Seating and Cargo Capacity

Need seating for up to eight? That makes your decision easy: the 2016 Honda Pilot has three rows of seating for eight passengers, while the 2016 Kia Sorento has seating for only five passengers. If you need to haul a serious load of cargo, then your choice is easy as well: the Honda can carry up to an estimated 109.0 cubic feet of space. The Kia Sorento will only fit up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo.

Power and Performance

The 2016 Honda Pilot comes with a 3.5L V6 that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Kia Sorento uses a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Sorento does offer other engines, but none of them make as much power as the Pilot.

The Honda Pilot is capable of up to 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway* with the nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, according to EPA estimates, while the six-speed automatic transmission earns 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The Sorento is rated at 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with the base 2.4L four-cylinder. Jump up to the 3.3L V6 and you’ve only got 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway at your disposal.


Both of these crossovers earn a 5-star overall National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test safety rating**. The 2016 Honda Pilot earns a ‘Superior’ ranking in Front Crash Prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, when equipped with the Honda Sensing equipment. The 2016 Kia Sorento only earns a ‘Basic’ rating in the category.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Visit Brilliance Honda in Crystal Lake and test drive the latest 2016 Honda Pilot. It’s clear that the Pilot is the better choice in this comparison, and you can find it at your local Elgin and Crystal Lake area Honda dealer at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. Visit us today to find out more!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).