When we compare the 2020 Honda Pilot's and the 2020 Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and resale value. The 2020 Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Honda Pilot's and the 2020 Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Kia Telluride is a better car than the 2020 Honda Pilot.
2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Kia Telluride Pricing
A used 2020 Honda Pilot ranges from $26,651 to $38,955 while a used 2020 Kia Telluride is priced between $26,896 to $42,183.
2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Kia Telluride Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Honda Pilot loses 44.4 percent of its value and the 2020 Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Honda Pilot retains 2.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Honda Pilot’s base engine makes 280 horsepower, and the 2020 Kia Telluride base engine makes 291 horsepower. The Pilot is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 527 miles. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles.This gives the 2020 Kia Telluride the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2020 Honda Pilot the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2020 Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front head room, front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2020 Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Kia Telluride are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Kia Telluride have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.
A relative newcomer to the field of midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride costs slightly
less than segment mainstay Honda Pilot. Still, it offers more in terms of standard
driver-assistance tech, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone
integration, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen (compared to only 5 inches on Pilot).
The Telluride also has sharper exterior styling and a high-quality cabin, including
standard synthetic leather seats, as opposed to the Pilot’s cloth seat covers on the
base LX trim. There’s more cargo room in the Telluride, too. The Kia’s engine has
slightly more horsepower, but the Honda has the advantage in terms of fuel
economy. Both SUVs provide a smooth ride, but the Telluride is more engaging to
drive. While both Honda and Kia enjoy a solid reputation for quality and
reliability, the Telluride has one of the best new-vehicle warranties in the
industry, including powertrain coverage for up to 10 years.