See How the New Kia Telluride Compares to the Honda Pilot in Newton, NJ

The all-new Kia Telluride SUV recently debuted for the first time here at Kia of Sussex and currently stands as the largest Kia crossover we have available in Newton, NJ. Its large frame, adaptable suspension, high ground clearance, and available all-wheel drive make it a great choice for off-roading or simple morning rides to school. However, while the latest Kia Telluride stands tall among the competition, it does not stand alone; the Honda Pilot offers a great deal of competition in the midsize crossover market.

We compared these two crossovers side by side, so we could show you all the advantages the new Kia Telluride offers over this worthy challenger. Check out our findings and visit us today at Kia of Sussex to learn more. You will find us located at 20 Hampton House Road in Newton, NJ and less than 45 minutes outside of Dover.

Kia Telluride vs Honda Pilot

Performance and Fuel Economy

Many drivers and experienced motorists know that what lies underneath the hood of a car counts the most. Through the Kia Telluride, you enjoy a unique blend of power and fuel economy you might not find on other larger crossovers like it. The standard V6 engine of the Telluride generates up to 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque; this engine enables the crossover to travel up to 20 miles per gallon in cities like Hopatcong, NJ. Meanwhile, the Honda Pilot contributes a standard V6 engine as well, and its torquer output remains equally matched with the Telluride at 262 pound-feet. However, the engine of the Pilot falls short in power and fuel economy, generating up to 280 total horsepower and enabling the SUV to travel up to 19 mpg in the city.

Kia Telluride off-road 
2020 Kia Telluride interior front seats 


As you walk around the outside or inside of the Kia Telluride, you might find this SUV more loaded with extra features. While most of these features come available on the Honda Pilot, you might find yourself upgrading to a higher trim level to enjoy them. Some exterior features, like a windshield wiper de-icer, do not come available on the Honda Pilot entirely, making this SUV less advantageous during the winter months in Sussex, NJ. The following features do not come available on the base trim of the Honda Pilot: a leather-wrapped steering wheel, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-heated exterior mirrors, and smartphone integration though Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™


While both of these SUVs can hold up to seven passengers, the Kia Telluride ultimately has the more spacious interior as the larger crossover overall. Let us break it down by the numbers s you can decide for yourself.

 Kia Telluride Dimensions Honda Pilot Dimensions
 Cargo Volume (behind third row): 21 cubic feet Cargo Volume (behind third row): 16.5 cubic feet
 Headroom (front/second row): 40.9/40.2 inches Headroom (front/second row): 40.1/40.2 inches
 Legroom (front/second row): 41.4/42.4 inches Legroom (front/second row): 40.9/38.4 inches
 Hiproom (front/rear): 58.9/58 inches Hiproom (front/rear): 59.1/57.3 inches
 Length/Width: 196.9/78.3 inches Length/Width: 196.5/78.6 inches
 Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs


In addition to conveniences, the Kia Telluride offers a wide selection of driver-assist features through Kia Drive Wise™ to prevent collisions on the streets in Hackettstown. Honda does offer some comparable technologies through Honda Sensing, but many of the standard Kia Drive Wise® technologies on the Telluride have to be upgraded on the Pilot for an extra fee. Standard driver-assistive features unavailable on the Pilot include:

  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist- Rear (BCA- R)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)

Test Drive the New Kia Telluride Today!

If the all-New Kia Telluride sounds like your next SUV, then we invite you to check one out for yourself today here at Kia of Sussex in Newton, NJ. Discover the trim that works for you in our new Kia Telluride inventory, then start your deal online and visit us today!