The Hyundai Santa Fe vs. The Honda Pilot: Settling Which SUV is Better for Drivers Around Findlay


Mid-size SUVs are popular options for a variety of car shoppers that may consider them for extremely different reasons, from helping with family duties to growing your small business. Whatever your reason for considering one of these three-row models, you'll find that there are many options that blend capability, space, and comfort, but which one is the best for you?

There are two popular options, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Honda Pilot, that car shoppers in our area, from Bluffton to Fostoria, OH and beyond, seem to enjoy the most, so, to highlight why you may prefer one over the over, we compared the two. Below, you'll see a quick side-by-side comparison of important specs as well as an in-depth review of the differences between them, so check it out before buying one!

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2018 Honda Pilot

  • $30,850 --Starting Price-- $30,900
  • 684.5 miles --Cruising Range on One Tank-- 562.4 miles
  • 290 horsepower --Horsepower-- 280 horsepower
  • 2018 Top Safety Pick+ --IIHS Safety Rating-- 2018 Top Safety Pick
  • 5-Stars --NHTSA Crash Test Rating-- 5-Stars
  • 41.3 inches --Front Legroom-- 40.9 inches
  • 40.4 inches --2nd-Row Legroom-- 38.4 inches
  • 37 feet --Turning Diameter-- 39.4 feet
  • 10 years/100,000 miles --Powertrain Warranty-- 5 years/60,000 miles


Both of these models come standard with a V6 engine, and it's the only engine offered in each, but performance is about more than just raw horsepower, although the Hyundai Santa Fe does hold the advantage in this regard. To ensure a smooth, stress-free drive whether you're heading to work or making use of the 5,000-pound towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe uses a lighter, nimbler design than the Honda Pilot, and it comes with engineering facets, like Downhill Brake Control, that the Pilot does not. Whether its thrills or comfort you're looking for, you'll find it in the Hyundai Santa Fe.



A 2018 Top Safety Pick+ of the IIHS, it's easy to see how the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe earned this prestigious honor, which the Honda Pilot didn't earn. Advanced safety features like blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert are available on every trim level while the Honda Pilot hides them on the priciest trim, and only the Santa Fe is available with headlights that use a Dynamic Bending Light system to illuminate the road around corners better.


Convenience is one of the main focuses of the Hyundai Santa Fe, and that shows on every model as it comes standard with features like a USB port for the third row, Apple CarPlay, heated exterior mirrors, and stain-resistant seats, which you won't find on the base Honda Pilot. More than that, every Hyundai Santa Fe is available with newer features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror and hands-free smart liftgate, which, again, North Baltimore car shoppers won't find on lower trim levels of the Honda Pilot.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is Waiting for Interested Car Shoppers Right Here at Taylor Hyundai of Findlay!

We strongly believe that no matter the reason you have for choosing a mid-size SUV as your next car that the Hyundai Santa Fe is more likely to match your needs than the Honda Pilot, so, if you want to test drive one before deciding, come to our dealership in Findlay today. While you're here, we can go over the loan and lease options available to you as well as show our service center that is ready to keep your new car running smoothly. We hope we can help you soon!

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