2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Honda Pilot: Head to Head

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Sorento vs. Pilot: Which of These Popular 3-Row SUVs Is Best for You?

Midsize SUVs have become the de facto family haulers of our time. They have many talents, such as seven-and-eight-passenger seating, efficient-yet-capable drivetrains, and the latest entertainment and safety technologies. Two vehicles that exhibit these traits well are the Honda Pilot and Kia Sorento.

Last year, the Honda Pilot was the winner of the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best 3-Row SUV for Families, and it is largely carried over into 2018. It features terrific safety scores, plenty of cargo space, and a third row that is actually adult-friendly.

The Sorento won the 2018 Best 3-Row SUV for Families award. It features a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, a great infotainment setup, and a spacious interior outfitted with high-quality materials.

Which one is right for you? We compare the Pilot and Sorento in terms of price, performance, interior quality, safety, reliability, and more, using U.S. News scoring data to decide each category. Both are competitive vehicles, but only one will win out, so read on to learn which midsize SUV is best.

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

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