2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Kia Telluride
$32,550 MSRP*

Starting Price

$32,190 MSRP

Seating Capacity

20 MPG city / 27 MPG highway** on LX 2WD w/ 9-speed automatic transmission

EPA-Estimated MPG

20 MPG city / 26 MPG highway

Standard Drivetrain

19.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.8 gallons

If you’re searching for a new SUV, you’ve likely happened upon the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Kia Telluride. Here at Performance Honda Bountiful, it’s our goal to help you determine which vehicle best suits your driving needs. Compare the Pilot vs. Telluride below, and see how this Honda SUV can help accelerate your daily North Salt Lake drive!

Honda Pilot vs. Kia Telluride: Performance & Specs

Performance is an important element of an SUV, and both the Pilot and the Kia deliver. Both provide V6 engines on the base trims, in addition to all-wheel drive as an option. However, the base Pilot LX with 2WD and a 9-speed automatic transmission pulls ahead thanks to 27 highway MPG**.

2021 Honda Pilot Performance

  • 280 hp
  • 3.5L V6
  • 20 city MPG / 27 highway MPG** on LX 2WD w/ 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • Optional all-wheel drive

2021 Kia Telluride Performance

  • 291 hp
  • 3.8L V6
  • 20 city / 26 highway
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • Optional all-wheel drive

Honda Pilot vs. Kia Telluride: Safety Features

Another important set of features in the SUV word is safety. While the Pilot is slightly more expensive than the Telluride, that’s because it comes with many more standard safety features (for just a $360 price difference!).

Honda Sensing®

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera w/ guidelines
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • And more!


  • Auto Emergency Braking & Warning
  • Blind Spot Detection Technology
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Avoidance
  • Lane Keeping & Lane Following
  • Safe Exist Assist (SEA)
  • Rear Occupant Alert

Honda Pilot vs. Kia Telluride: Standard Features

There are plenty of optional upgrades on both the Pilot and the Telluride, but there are great standard features to find inside each model.

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Honda Sensing®
  • Seating for 8
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Low-Beam Headlights with Auto On/Off
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Push Button Start
  • Rear Privacy Glass

2021 Kia Telluride

  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Three-row seating
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • UVO link Telematics
  • Rear Park Distance Warning

Drive Home in a New Honda SUV Today!

Ready to drive home to North Salt Lake in a new SUV? If you’re interested in our Honda Pilot inventory, you can visit our showroom today to take one for a test drive. And if you have any further questions about the Pilot vs. Telluride matchup, you can feel free to contact our team at your leisure!

New Honda Pilot for Sale in Bountiful

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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