2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Kia Sorento has seen plenty of action on the airwaves, on city streets and in great recent commercials featuring ex-NFL star Bo Jackson. But little can prepare a vehicle for a competition with two of its closest rivals, which is why it’s fortunate we did some research to back up the 2017 Sorento's claim as the best value and performance for the money in the midsize SUV class, even as it faces stiff competition from the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

The 2017 Honda Pilot has plenty of power at 280 horsepower, and the 2017 Mazda CX-9 has a solid 250 HP, but the 2017 Kia Sorento is the most powerful of the trio, with four trim levels with V6 engines that have 290 HP ready to burn up the road. And the 2017 Sorento also has the most spacious area for passengers, easily beating the 2017 CX-9's 135.1 cubic feet with a maximum of 154.2 cubic feet, which edges the 2017 Pilot's 153.1. To go along with that space and power in the engine, in an SUV that is mid-sized, you have a large enough frame to tow another vehicle, if need be, though the 2017 CX-9 tops out at 3,500 pounds for its towing capacity, which the 2017 Pilot and Sorento upstage with their 5,000-pound towing power.

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2017 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Honda Pilot 2017 Mazda CX-9
290 Peak Horsepower 280 250
21, 28 Top MPG (city, hwy) 19, 27 22, 28
154.2 Max. Passenger Room (cubic ft.) 153.1 135.1
5,000 Max. Towing (lbs.) 5,000 3,500
Yes U.S. News & World Report "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money"? No No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes No
Yes NHTSA 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating? Yes Not rated

We Have the Kia Sorento SUV at Serra Kia!

We've seen the 2017 Kia Sorento has the best peak performance in horsepower, towing power and room on the inside among these three SUVs, but did you know it cleans up during awards season, as well? It's the Meryl Streep of midsize SUVs, with some current items of praise including a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, and U.S. News & World Report's "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money" award, so you know you have a safe, reliable and affordable vehicle. While the 2017 Pilot also shares this safety distinction, neither it nor the 2017 CX-9 can share in the acclaim of the U.S. News & World Report award. Plus, the 2017 Sorento comes with the exclusive Kia UVO3 eServices, with access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, streaming music and room for around 2,000 average-length songs in your memory.

Only one SUV combines the power, space, and features that the 2017 Sorento does, and for a lower price than the competition! Which is why we're happy to set you up with a test drive of a model at Serra Kia, located at 12304 30 Mile Road, Washington MI, and a short drive from Detroit and Pontiac. We also serve area cities like Sarnia, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Shelby, Port Huron, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland! For more information please call us at (866) 937-1610 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive the model of your choice today.

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