SUVs are a desirable optionfor a lot of drivers. Whether consumers need the room for their large families or the driver likes the ample room for road trips, large SUVs serve their purpose.
For years the Honda Pilot has reigned supreme in its class, but the new
KiaTelluride has a considerable advantage that just may put it on top.
Why choose the Honda Pilot
Honda Pilothas been one of the most popular vehicles in its class for years in large part due to its phenomenal reliability scores.
The impressive SUV comes standard with eight seats, but specific trim options allow two captain chairs to replace the second-row bench. The interior is spacious in all trims, which is just the beginning of what makes this crossover a fan favorite.
The Pilot is known for its reliability and
safety features, including forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control standard in all models. Upgraded trims include even more safety features, including blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert.
Knowing that the Pilot offers a safe and reliable ride allows drivers to relax and enjoy the entertainment features. The base model comes with a 5-inch touchscreen. Upgraded trims offer a larger touchscreen complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other entertainment features available include a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rear entertainment system.
There is no denying Honda is known for producing quality vehicles, and the 2021 Honda Pilot is no exception. Still, there is stiff competition for crossovers, including a newcomer to the game, the Kia Telluride.
The Kia Telluride raises the bar
In 2020, Kia released its brand-new SUV, the
Kia Telluride. This crossover not only came in at a lower price point than its competitors but came standard with a bevy of desirable features. In fact, there are many reasons to consider the Telluride over the long-time favorite, Honda Pilot.
Safety is always of the utmost importance, and the Telluride lives up to expectations. Features that are upgrades on competing vehicles come standard on the Telluride.
Impressive features include lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
In addition, innovative safety technology comes standard, including blind-spot monitoring, high-beam assist, front parking sensors, and a 360-degree surround-view monitor.
The roomy Telluride seats seven or eight passengers, depending on whether the second row is outfitted with captain chairs or the standard three-seat bench. The standard infotainment system is far superior to Telluride's rivals. All trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to make cruising a delight.
The Kia Telluride and the Honda Pilot are both excellent crossover vehicles. There is one advantage the Telluride has that blows its competition out of the water, however.
One key difference between the vehicles is the
warrantydeals. The Honda Pilot has a decent warranty. It covers 3 years/36,000 miles and offers a 5 year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Kia Telluride comes with an excellent warranty. To compare, the Telluride covers 5 years/50,000 miles and has a whopping 10 years/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The extensive warranty is invaluable as it can save a lot of money down the road.
While both the Honda Pilot and the Kia Telluride are excellent crossover vehicles, the Telluride comes out on top. The features included are far more numerous than in the Telluride, and the warranty is far better. To top off the comparison, the Telluride has a base price of $31,990 while the Pilot has a base price of $33,360.