2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Honda Pilot

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2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Honda Pilot

The Telluride has only been around since 2019, but this model has already taken home an army of awards. For example, it won its first 10Best Award in 2019, the very year it debuted. It quickly developed a knack for drawing attention from both industry experts and the general public. Our comparison of the 2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Honda Pilot is here serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage buyers with a close-up look of both of these models side by side. They’re fierce competitors, but the Telluride does what it does best here: win.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia Telluride's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealership serving Boardman

The Pilot’s exterior is more traditional than the very daring and adventurous Telluride’s exterior. You’ll notice that both are marketed in different ways. The Telluride’s motto is “No Holding Back.” This means Kia doesn’t shoot for traditional with their Telluride design. While the Honda Pilot is a kind of swerve back to a retro SUV style, the Telluride strives to be the future of SUV design. It boasts 20″ alloy wheels, full LED lighting, and a rich helping of satin chrome on its window moldings and all around. Its square, minimized headlamps are gorgeously set apart with space between them and the honey-comb look grille. The Telluride’s badging is proudly displayed just about the grille this year, and in the center of the grille is your KIA logo. This is one design that Kia can always be proud of. It seems to set the standard in this class each year now. What the Telluride is doing is what all industry experts are keeping track of. It’s a trendsetter and fearless in its evolution.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia Telluride's Exterior

Performance – 2021 Kia Telluride near Boardman

The 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Honda Pilot are both over 200 horsepower. However, it’s the Telluride that gets the strong engine: a 3.8L V6 engine rated at 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Compare that to the 380 horsepower engine of the Honda Pilot. While both models have the same torque, it’s the Telluride that gets a very nice boost in horsepower, something that we feel makes it more valuable in performance than the Pilot. We’ve also heard mixed reviews about the Pilot’s suspension systems and general stability on the road. It can really struggle uphill, but the 2021 Kia Telluride just keeps moving on without a blink!

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia Telluride's Interior

Safety – 2021 Kia Telluride dealer

Safety might not be shiny like chrome or comfortable like a leather interior, but it’s more important than both of those things. The 2021 Honda Pilot has some nice, attractive safety features, and it’s by no means an unsafe vehicle. However, Kia is serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage with Kia Drive Wise, a state of the art driver-assist platform that isn’t bested by any other model in the industry. It features an ever evolving suite of features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and cyclist detection, Highway Drive Assist, and Driver Attention Alert. Active and passive safety features help people stay on the road even when the road gets dangerous. The Telluride’s suite of driver safety features best the Pilot’s in nearly every category. It was a Top Safety Pick just this year, so you can always trust the Telluride with your precious cargo and passengers.

Boardman OH - 2021 Kia Telluride's Mechanical

Winner: 2021 Kia Telluride

New Kia Drive Wise features, fearless design, and interior technology are all the badges of honor that the Telluride wears as it soundly defeats the 2021 Honda Pilot in this comparison review. Expect new safety features like standard Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and Parking Assist to give you yet another reason to trust the Telluride with your life. Its 3.8L V6 powertrain is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission for a drive that feels as smooth as the Telluride looks. New colors are also something to really look forward to in this year’s model.

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Are you in the mood to drive a completely in its own universe of greatness SUV? The Telluride is your answer. This year’s Telluride is now available at our dealership and ready to go out for a test drive with you any time. Contact our sales team to learn more about its features or to schedule some time with your new Telluride.

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