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Compare 2011 Honda Pilot vs 2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Honda Pilot
2011 Kia Sorento
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $28,241 $31,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $31,042 $34,270
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 23 $32,849 $36,270
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $32,488 $35,870
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,665 $28,320
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $35,379 $39,070
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,687 $32,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $32,488 $35,870
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 16 22 $34,295 $37,870
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,934 $37,470
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $27,111 $29,920
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,825 $40,670
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,480 $21,195
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 29 $22,025 $22,795
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $30,420 $32,395
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 19 25 $32,015 $34,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,241
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,170
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can get past the garish grille and overwrought look, the 2011 Honda Pilot is a fine family vehicle, with minivan-like interior space and decent performance. The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 142.5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 67.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 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)
13.1 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 3763
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.70
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Kia Sorento
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
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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