The Honda Pilot helped invent the three-row crossover segment. In 2003, it was roomier, smoother, and quieter than its competition, ensuring years of steady sales. But now, the current-generation Pilot dates back to 2016, and it faces a flurry of newer competitors.
One of those challengers is the newly redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento. It’s still about half a size smaller than the Pilot, but it does fit in three rows of seats — without a lot of bulk. Which one is for you? Let’s go over how these two mid-size SUVs compare in eight different categories, and then name our overall winner.