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2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Buying a vehicle is an important financial decision, especially if you're buying a large SUV for yourself and your family. After all, who wouldn't want the absolute best for their spouse and kids? Unfortunately, you're busy, and you're unlikely to have a wealth of time to go around comparing vehicle features. That's where we come in. We've put together this comparison of two top options in the midsize SUV segment and compared key aspects of each vehicle side-by-side. There is no longer any need to be poring over brochures or spec sheets. Instead, you can compare the 2018 Honda Pilot vs the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe right here.

Let’s start by taking a look at what's under the hood. Neither model lacks power, but as you can see from the chart below, the Santa Fe has a bit more horsepower while the Pilot can deliver more torque. Which do you choose? Well, it's up to you, but if it were up to us, we'd go with the extra torque. Though horsepower may be what sells cars in vehicle marketing, it's the torque that you'll find is really put to use in real-world driving experiences, such as accelerating quickly to merge onto the highway.

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2018 Honda Pilot Elite


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate

280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs 290 hp, 252 lb-ft of torque
153 cubic feet Passenger Volume 147 cubic feet
16/46/82.1 cubic feet Cargo Volume (behind 1st/2nd/3rd rows) 13.5/40.9/80 cubic feet
7 Number of Seats 6

Differences Between the 2018 Pilot and the 2018 Santa Fe

Of course, we couldn't blame you if that wasn't quite enough to make a decision on when buying a new SUV. So, what about cargo space? After all, that's one of the most important factors when getting an SUV, and in this case, the 2018 Honda Pilot has a serious edge over the Santa Fe, regardless of whether you're keeping the seats up or folding them down. Moreover, the Pilot doesn't sacrifice passenger room for all this cargo space, either, as it can provide up to 153 cubic feet of room for passengers.

Some other significant differences can be found when we compare the top trim levels for each model. For example, the 2018 Honda Pilot Elite has some standard features that the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited does not, such as a glovebox light, carpeted front and rear floor mats, LED low beam headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

We have so much more to tell you about when comparing the 2018 Honda Pilot vs the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, but to learn more, you'll want to contact us at Hilton Head Honda. We look forward to getting you behind the wheel of a new SUV.