Compare 2014 Kia Sorento vs 2013 Honda Pilot

2014 Kia Sorento
2013 Honda Pilot
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2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 20 26 $23,280 $24,100
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 18 25 $24,827 $25,700
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 19 24 $25,022 $25,900
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $26,569 $27,500
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 18 25 $28,472 $30,000
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $30,180 $31,800
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 18 25 $32,929 $35,000
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $34,622 $36,800
2WD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 25 $36,035 $38,300
AWD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 24 $37,728 $40,100
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,000 $29,520
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,459 $31,120
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,052 $31,770
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,511 $33,370
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,016 $35,020
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,476 $36,620
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,476 $36,620
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,840 $37,020
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,935 $38,220
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,300 $38,620
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,258 $39,670
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,717 $41,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,280
$27,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,100
$29,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Sorento gets a quick fix for its minor flaws: they brighten the cabin and soften the ride. The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 153.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 62.2
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 71.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.97
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 191.4
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.9 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 87.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.9 18.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 13.1 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.69
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3594 4299
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4250 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64 2.697
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.312
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.071
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.612
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 1.888
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 1.606
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 0.766
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Honda Pilot
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.0
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.9
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.93
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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