Why Should You Choose the Hyundai Santa Fe Instead of the Honda Pilot?


If you're looking for a new SUV near Toledo, be sure to take a look at the Hyundai Santa Fe. This vehicle offers a sophisticated design and a great ride. The Santa Fe has smooth, energetic performance, along with a well-crafted interior and a variety of high-tech features. All this comes together to provide an all-around excellent driving experience.

Other SUVs like the Honda Pilot also have a lot to offer. So why should you choose the Santa Fe instead? Take a look at the comparison below to find out how these two vehicles compare and what makes the Santa Fe stand out.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Honda Pilot

Hyundai Santa FeHonda Pilot
MPG18 city/25 highway mpg19 city/27 highway mpg
Horsepower290hp standard280hp standard
DrivelineAvailable AWDAvailable AWD
Transmission6-speed automatic with Shiftronic6-speed automatic
  • Basic: 60-moth/60,000- mile
  • Powertrain: 120-month/100,000-mile
  • Corrosion: 84-month/unlimited-mile
  • Basic: 36-moth/36,000- mile
  • Powertrain: 60-month/60,000-mile
  • Corrosion: 60-month/unlimited-mile


Both models come with a V6 engine. The Santa Fe offers more horsepower than the Pilot, providing a more exciting drive. The Santa Fe also offers features selectable drive modes, so you can adjust the driving dynamics to suit your current driving needs. The Pilot does not offer this feature.



You can enjoy a confident ride in both vehicles, thanks to some excellent safety features. Both vehicles offer features like Blind Spot Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning to help you stay on track. Additionally, the Santa Fe offers Dynamic Bending Light, which turns the headlights with the direction of the steering wheel for excellent visibility. This vehicle also offers Pedestrian Detection, which can detect pedestrians in your path and brake automatically to help you enjoy a safe ride. The Pilot does not offer these features.


These SUVs both offer a comfortable ride. You'll find ample legroom and available leather trim in both models. The Santa Fe also offers an available leather steering wheel, which is only available on higher trims in the Pilot. The Santa Fe also comes standard with a multi-adjustable power driver's seat and standard power lumbar support; these features cost extra in the Pilot. You can also enjoy available heated seats in the first and second row in the Santa Fe, while they're only available in the first row in the Pilot.


Both SUVs offer a variety of features that make your ride more convenient, such as a power liftage. Additionally, the Santa Fe offers features like heated exterior mirrors and stain-resistant cloth seats and an available memory driver's seat for your convenience; the Pilot does not offer these features.

If you're interested in learning more about what the Hyundai Santa Fe has to offer, come on over to our Perrysburg, OH dealership serving the Maumee and Bowling Green, OH areas. We would be happy to help you decide if this SUV is the right fit for you by answering all your questions and taking you out for a test drive. Then we will gladly help you through the financing process, so you can get the loan or lease you need to get behind the wheel of a new Santa Fe of your own.

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