Kia vs. Honda

Kia cars, SUVs, minivans and hybrids have stellar performance, technology and safety features, as well as a premier value in the automotive industry! Whether you are looking for a compact with nice fuel economy like the Kia Forte, a sedan with world-class style like the Kia Cadenza, an SUV with rock-solid performance like the Kia Sorento or the most fuel-efficient hybrid crossover with 50 combined miles per gallon in the Kia Niro, Kia vehicles have it all!

We will compare the benefits of Kia models vs. Honda models in categories like price, awards, cargo room, and more. Keep reading to see more benefits of the entire Kia line of vehicles, which also includes the award-winning Kia Optima midsize sedan, the Kia Sportage small SUV, and the iconic Kia Soul crossover!

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Kia vs. Honda models price comparison


Did you think you were saving money with a Honda vehicle? Perhaps, but Kia models have value-packed prices that will save you even more money which you can then use to splurge on better vacations, boost your savings, or invest in your favorite hobbies. At Airport Kia, we have the 2019 Kia Sorento SUV on the lot starting for under $24,000* vs. the 2019 Honda Pilot SUV's base MSRP of $31,450. Also available is the 2019 Kia Forte compact for a starting price of less than $17,000* (the competing Honda, the 2019 Civic, has a starting MSRP of $19,450), while the fun, one-of-a-kind 2020 Kia Soul can be yours for around $17,350* at Airport Kia of Naples.

Kia vs. Honda models performance and cargo room categories

Performance and Cargo Room

Check out the power of the Kia line vs. Honda models in the same class. The 2019 Kia Sorento maxes out at 290 HP while the Honda SUV, the Pilot, tops out at 280. The 2019 Honda CR-V crossover only reaches 190 HP, while its comparison in the Kia line, the 2019 Sportage, reaches a furious maximum 240 HP. Not only do Kia models have the edge in HP, they also come with ample cargo room, as the 2020 Soul has a hatchback with access to 62.1 cubic feet for cargo, the 2019 Niro hybrid has 54.5 cubic feet in back, and the 2019 Sorento has a superb 73 cubic feet in back. And don't forget the 2020 Kia Telluride three-row SUV with its 87 cubic feet available for your cargo.

Kia vs. Honda awards and honors brand comparison

Awards & Recognition

While Honda features some popular models like the Civic compact and the Accord sedan, Kia models are on the upswing and the awards they have won recently show their quality, such as the 2018 Kia Stinger sports car being awarded the J.D. Power Engineering Award for Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle. The 2019 Forte received the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Small Car. In addition, nine recent Kia models received the IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means they are among the most impact-resistant in their class: The 2019 Soul crossover, 2019 Sorento SUV, 2019 Optima and 2019 Cadena sedans, 2019 Forte compact, 2019 Niro hybrid and 2019 Niro plug-in hybrid, and the 2019 Rio 4-door and 2019 Rio 5-door cars.

*Prices at Airport Kia are as of 4/25/2019. Discounted prices may change.

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