2022 Honda Pilot vs 2022 Kia Telluride Comparison



The Honda Pilot and Kia Telluride are two of the most popular 3-row SUVs on the road today, with the Pilot being a long-time favourite of the segment and the Telluride bursting onto the scene in 2020. The Telluride and Pilot offer different approaches to the 3rd-row SUV setup, here's how they compare.



Both SUVs offer plenty of variety across their trim options, with the Pilot offering 6 distinct trims compared to the 4 offered by the Telluride. The Pilot offers a lower entry price, although both are priced very closely across all trims. 


Vehicle 2022 Honda Pilot 2022 Kia Telluride
Starting Price MSRP $46,920 $46,995
Fully Loaded Price MSRP $58,420 $56,695


Engine & Drivetrain



Both vehicles come equipped with a single engine across all of the various trim options:


Vehicle 2022 Honda Pilot 2022 Kia Telluride
Engine 3.5-litre, 24-valve, Direct Injection i-VTEC V6 (280 Horsepower) 3.8L V6 GDI Gasoline Direct Injected (291 Horsepower)
Fuel Economy (L/100 KM) City  12.4 L/100 KM  12.7 L/100 KM
Standard Tires 20-inch tires 18-inch tires


While both vehicles have very similar engines, the Telluride offers slightly more power while the Pilot boasts larger standard 20-inch tires and better fuel economy numbers.

Interior & Technology



On the inside, both the Telluride and Pilot offer helpful standard features like Apple CarPlay & Android Auto that are displayed on a colour touchscreen display. The Pilot has a few extra helpful exclusive features like standard wifi tethering and available wifi hotspot. 

Where the Pilot really outclasses the Telluride is how much extra interior room the Pilot has. The biggest difference is in the cargo room, where the Pilot offers 55.9 cubic feet of cargo space to the 2nd row (3rd row folded down) compared to just 46 cubic feet on the Telluride. This difference of 9.9 cubic feet is the size of a deep freezer, and obviously means you can pack a lot more whether it's helping a friend move or a big weekend trip to Ikea. 

The Pilot also offers additional room in the 3rd row across the board with more headroom, shoulder room and leg room, making the 3rd row more functional for kids and adults alike. The 2nd row of the Honda Pilot also offers more 2nd-row headroom and shoulder room compared to the Telluride. 

Resale Value



Honda vehicles are renowned for their incredible resale value across their model lineup. In fact, Honda ranks as the 3rd best brand for resale value and the Pilot is in the top 12 across all vehicles on the road today for best resale value. While Kia ranks a respectable 7th for automakers, the Telluride isn’t ranked outside of the top 100 for resale value. Anyone who doesn’t plan on driving their vehicle for the next few decades should consider resale value as one of the most important purchasing decisions, as it can save you or cost thousands of dollars down the line.


Both the 2022 Honda Pilot and Kia Telluride offer plenty to get excited about when comparing the 3-row SUVs. Where the Pilot out classes the Telluride is a slightly lower entry price, larger standard 20-inch tires, better fuel economy, much more cargo space and 3rd-row passenger room along with Honda’s near unbeatable resale value and reliability. 

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