2017 Honda Pilot vs Hyundai Santa Fe
These days, driving a midsize crossover SUV can be one of the smartest, most economical choices you can make, whether it’s for transporting gear or as a family vehicle. There are so many of these on the roads of Aurora, Centennial, and Denver that it can be really tough to determine which might be the best choice for your needs.
When it comes to sports utility crossovers, the Honda Pilot and the Hyundai Santa Fe are two of the best you could possible choose. But which one is the better option overall? Let’s discover the similarities and differences between the 2017 Honda Pilot vs. Hyundai Santa Fe, and learn which is the better SUV for your needs.
Honda Pilot vs Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe are two outstanding crossover sport utility vehicles. Each features three rows and a solid suite of safety and technology offerings. However, in the end, the Honda Pilot seems to have just a bit more to offer than the Hyundai Santa Fe in many areas. This includes seating, cargo capacity, passenger space, power, fuel efficiency and technology features.
Both the Pilot and the Santa Fe are mid-sized SUVs with three rows, but when it comes to seating and passenger space, however, the Pilot wins out. The seating in the Honda can be expanded to handle up to eight passengers, whereas the Pilot can only seat up to seven people maximum.
Cargo Capacity and Passenger Space
The Honda Pilot offers up to 83.9 ft3 of storage space for cargo with the seats folded down. The Santa Fe, on the other hand, only makes it up to 80 ft3. In addition, the Pilot offers more head, hip and legroom, and more overall total passenger space than the Santa Fe, meaning it’s more comfortable and roomier all around.
The Honda Pilot’s 3.5L V6 delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It also offers an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG¹. The Santa Fe, by comparison, only offers up to 252 horsepower from its 3.3L V6, and is only capable of getting 18 city/25 highway MPG.
The Honda Pilot also offers more in terms of technology than the Santa Fe. It has a base seven speaker audio system, four door curb lights, illuminated running boards, and LED taillights, all as standard features. The Santa Fe offers only six speakers, and none of the others are available as standard.
Test Drive the Honda Pilot at Mile High Honda
In the end, drivers across the Centennial, Aurora, and Denver areas will note that the 2017 Honda Pilot simply has more to offer overall than the Hyundai Santa Fe. If you’re interested in more information about the Pilot, then Mile High Honda can help. Give us a call today for more information, or just stop into our dealership and ask about hopping behind the wheel for a test drive today!
¹ 19 city/27 highway/22 combined MPG rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined MPG rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2017 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.