2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Gray 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe on the left "vs" White 2018 Honda Pilot on right

If your morning routine revolves around one giant game of Jenga as you struggle to jam all of your kids and cargo into your full-size sedan, then you have been in need of an upgrade for a while. Although you are late to arrive, your timing couldn’t be better because two of the most spacious, stylish and fuel-efficient SUV’s are available to you. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Honda Pilot offer powerful and efficient standard drivetrains, versatile interior space for passengers and cargo and a host of standard safety equipment, but the differences between them will determine your decision. Find out about all the key similarities and differences between the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Honda Pilot right here.



2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Versus

2018 Honda Pilot

3.3L V6 Standard Engine 3.5L V6
290 Horsepower 280
252 LB-FT Torque 262 LB-FT
18 MPG City/ 24 MPG Fuel Economy* 18 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY
*EPA Estimates with All-Wheel Drive

Differences make Decisions

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Honda Pilot have very similar drivetrain specs. So, unless you can feel the difference between 10 horsepower and 10 lb-ft of torque, these details will not be a deciding factor; both the drivetrains of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Honda Pilot are powerful and efficient. You will also find that both the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Honda Pilot have versatile interiors, but the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has standard split folding 2nd and 3rd row seats, while a folding second-row is available as an upgrade on the 2018 Honda Pilot. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe only has three trim levels compared to the 2018 Honda Pilot’s five, but the Santa Fe offers more standard features across its three trims, making it easier and less expensive to get the features you are looking for. You can find interior amenities like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a heated steering wheel and even heated and ventilated front seats on both the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Honda Pilot, but you get them standard on the second trim level of the 2018 Santa Fe while it takes the top trim of the Honda Pilot to get those same features. With a powerful and efficient drivetrain and more standard features than the 2018 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is the clear winner. You can find the perfect 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe for you at Carolina Hyundai in High Point, NC today.


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