Car shoppers know that SUVs are becoming more and more advanced, but at what cost? As standard equipment increases, so does MSRP, but one vehicle that breaks that trend is the 2017 Kia Sorento. Not only do all trims come generously equipped with plenty of advanced features, but the crossover SUV also features a starting MSRP that will be attractive to many car shoppers.
But how does the impressive 2017 Kia Sorento compare to tough competitors? We’re putting it to the test with a head-to-head comparison against another heavy-hitting crossover SUV: the 2017 Honda Pilot. Read on for a detailed look at the features and specifications offered by both vehicles!
2017 Kia Sorento
2017 Honda Pilot
|Starting at $25,600
||Base Price MSRP
||Starting at $30,745
|21/28/24 MPG city/highway/combined
||EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating
||19/27/22 MPG city/highway/combined
|38.8 cubic feet
||16.5 cubic feet
|120 months/100,000 miles
||60 months/60,000 miles
The 2017 Honda Pilot comes in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Not only does the 2017 Pilot come with a higher starting MSRP than the 2017 Kia Sorento, but its EPA-estimated fuel economy rating is lower, it has a smaller cargo area, and its powertrain warranty and basic warranty are both significantly less impressive than what’s offered by the 2017 Sorento. Each trim is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 280 horsepower, but drivers looking for a higher-power engine or a more fuel-efficient engine will have to look elsewhere, since no other engine option is available. All trims come standard with features such as Push Button Start, cruise control, 40/60 split, flat-folding third row bench seats, Bluetooth® streaming, and an auxiliary input jack. Standard safety features include Traction Control, the Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
The 2017 Kia Sorento comes in seven trim levels, already offering more customizability than the 2017 Honda Pilot. Trim levels include L, LX, LX V6, EX, EX V6, SX V6 and SXL V6. Three engine options are available, allowing drivers to choose the engine that best matches their needs and lifestyle. The L and LX trims come standard with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower, the EX trim comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that kicks out 240 horsepower, and the LX V6, EX V6, SX V6 and SXL V6 all come equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 engine that generates an impressive 290 horsepower. Standard features for all trim levels include a touchscreen audio display, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB/Auxiliary input jack, 12-volt power outlets, power windows and door locks, keyless entry and cruise control. Standard safety features for all trim levels include a rollover sensor, the Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Hill Start Assist Control, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and more.
Drivers interested in learning more about the 2017 Kia Sorento are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Motion Kia. Those ready to get behind the wheel and see the 2017 Sorento’s impressive feature and specifications in person can schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop right in and see us at our location in Budd Lake, NJ!