When comparing the Honda Pilot's and the Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda Pilot's and the Kia Telluride's specifications and ratings, the Kia Telluride is a better car than the Honda Pilot.
Honda Pilot vs. Kia Telluride Pricing
A used 2024 Honda Pilot ranges from $23,108 to $52,974 while a used 2024 Kia Telluride is priced between $42,013 to $58,384. For a new model, the Honda Pilot's price is between $43,031 and $54,307, with the Kia Telluride priced between $40,076 and $56,985.
Honda Pilot vs. Kia Telluride Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Pilot loses 44.4 percent of its value and the Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value. This means the Honda Pilot retains 2.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Honda Pilot’s base engine makes 285 horsepower, and the Kia Telluride base engine makes 291 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front head room, front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The Honda Pilot and Kia Telluride are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Pilot and the 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.