2020 Kia Telluride vS 2020 Honda Pilot


Are you on the hunt for a full-size SUV, but are not sure which model to buy? The 2020 Kia Telluride is a wonderful choice, with its bold and boxy design, a powerful engine, off-road and towing capabilities, advanced safety and multimedia technologies, and a roomy, refined, and versatile interior. In this 2020 Kia Telluride vs 2020 Honda Pilot comparison, we show the advantages that the Telluride has over the SUV competition.

On the performance front, the 2020 Telluride comes equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine, which cranks out 291 horsepower. The 3.5-liter V6 engine in the 2020 Pilot generates 280 horsepower. With its tighter turning radius (38.8’ vs 39.4’), the Telluride has greater maneuverability. Additionally, with its longer wheelbase (114.2” vs 111.0”), the Telluride provides a more stable ride. Do you have towing needs? The Telluride boasts a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, compared to 3,500 pounds for the Pilot. Would you like to head far off the beaten path? While both SUVs offer an available all-wheel system, only the Telluride has gas-charged shocks for confident handling on bumpy surfaces.

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2020 Kia Telluride


2020 Honda Pilot 

291-hp Horsepower 280-hp
5,000 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds 
Standard Driver Alert Monitor No
155.0 cu-ft Total Passenger Volume 152.9 cu-ft 


Side view of green 2020 Kia Telluride
Grey seats in 2020 Kia Telluride
Driver's side rear angle view of brown 2020 Kia Telluride

Advantages of the 2020 Kia Telluride over the 2020 Honda Pilot 

Kia infused the 2020 Telluride with a very high level of safety. Falling asleep behind the wheel is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents — and the Telluride helps address this with the Driver Alert Monitor feature, which sounds an alarm if it detects inattentive driving. The Pilot doesn’t offer a similar feature. The Telluride also comes standard with a Surround-View Monitor, which gives you the ability to see all around the vehicle. The Pilot only offers a rear-view monitor.

Do you want an SUV with a lot of room for passengers? While both SUVs can seat up to eight passengers, the Telluride offers more passenger space, with a total passenger volume of 155.0 cu-ft, compared to 152.9 cu-ft for the Pilot.

Are you an SUV shopper from Northeastern Kansas? Check out the 2020 Kia Telluride at Briggs Kia!