|2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe|
|8.7 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||9.4 l/100km|
|280 HP / 262 lb-ft.||Power Ratings||290 HP / 252 lb-ft.|
|18.5 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||13.5 cu. ft.|
|171.4 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||160.0 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
Beneath a completely new package, both inside and out, rests the same great reliability that Honda fans have come to expect from the Honda Pilot. More stunning and appealing than ever, the outer shell of the all-new 2016 Pilot is just the beginning, and we wanted to show that it has a lot more going for it than just the pretty new exterior. So we decided once again to compare it to one of its biggest rivals, this time in a battle that sees the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.
One new feature that very few other vehicles can touch is the inclusion of the enhanced Honda Sensing safety package. A suite of several safety features designed to assist drivers in menial tasks in the event that they might not catch something, Honda Sensing provides an air of confidence unfounded in many other vehicles around the market.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Pilot
Let’s take a look at the table atop this page to see where the Honda Pilot’s advantages lie, which begins with fuel efficiency. On the highway, the Pilot utilizes 0.7 litres less fuel per 100 kilometres driven. That might not sound like a lot, and while it isn’t a massive difference the gas-station savings will eventually add up to become noticeable. From there we moved to power, in which each vehicle had a bit of an edge. The Santa Fe delivers an extra 10 horsepower but the Pilot delivers an extra 10 foot-pounds of torque. We think that somewhat evens the two vehicles off, especially considering 10 isn’t a very noticeable difference in either category.
Which then brings us to space, both in terms of cargo and passengers. Behind the third row of seats in both vehicles there is a cargo hold, for you to carry your groceries or stuff your luggage in the event of a full-car road trip. The Pilot offers an extra 5 cubic feet, which is a pretty big deal considering 13.5 cu. ft. is smaller than many car trunks. Again the Pilot takes the edge in terms of passenger volume, as it provides an extra 11.4 cu. ft. of space for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in.
If you think you’re interested in testing out one of the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot models for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website, by giving the Wheaton Honda sales team a call or by just stopping right into the showroom. We can’t wait to help you into the driver’s seat of your dream car.