Performance, fuel economy, seating, cargo capacity, and technology are just a few of the reasons why the 2017 Honda Pilot for sale near Columbus at your Central Ohio Honda Dealers is the clear winner over the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.
All-New Pilot Offers Spacious Style.
Put the two SUVs side-by-side and you’ll immediately notice that the Pilot has a taller roofline than the Santa Fe, which sacrifices headroom for the sake of a more aerodynamic and swept-back look. The result is that the Pilot aces the Santa Fe when it comes to more headroom, legroom, and overall cargo capacity. And the Pilot does so while still remaining to look fresh and modern.
As eye-catching as it is on the outside, the new 2017 Honda Pilot also scores impressive style points with its completely revamped and significantly upgraded interior.
More Room. More Cargo Space. More Of Everything.
Hyundai’s flagship SUV simply can’t match the Pilot regarding efficient use of space, cargo capacity, and passenger seating. In fact, the Pilot offers seating for up to 8 people, and that’s a big plus for large families. The Santa Fe can squeeze in up to 7 people into its smaller cabin, but sacrifices both headroom in the 3rd-row and cargo space behind the 3rd-row seats as well.
Take out a measuring tape and you’ll find that the Pilot offers up to 16.5 cubic feet of storage behind the 3rd-row compared to just 13.5 cubic feet for the Santa Fe. Those 3 extra cubic feet can make quite difference when packing for a long trip. Fold the 2nd-row seats down and the Pilot’s cargo capacity jumps to 55.9 cubic feet, compared to around 40 cubic feet for the Santa Fe. Overall, the Pilot offers more headroom, hip room, shoulder room, and total interior volume than the smaller Santa Fe.
Tons Of Tech Puts The Pilot Ahead.
The new 2017 Pilot pulls ahead of the Santa Fe with an array of high-tech features and capabilities that are hard to match, with an available 8-inch color touchscreen display with standard multi-angle rearview camera, seamless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, satellite navigation with 3-D terrain, 5 convenient USB ports, auxiliary headphone jacks, 12 volt outlets, a handy 115-volt outlet, and even an HDMI port for using a gaming console. The list goes on and on.
Pilot Leads With Power & Fuel Efficiency.
The Pilot is powered by Honda’s advanced and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter Earth Dreams i-VTEC™ V-6 engine that develops 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. While the Pilot gives up a mere 10 horsepower to the Santa Fe’s 290 hp, 3.3-liter V6, it nonetheless generates 10 more lb.-ft. of twist than its rival.
The Pilot’s frame and suspension are built on the same platform as the upscale Acura MDX, which makes for impressive handling and a comfortable, compliant ride. The Pilot also beats the Santa Fe with an EPA-estimated* 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for a combined fuel economy rating of 22 mpg. The Santa Fe comes in at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for a combined rating of 21 mpg.
According to TheCarConnection.com, the Pilot is “the clear winner” when it comes to safety, earning an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation, and an overall 5-star rating from government testers. By comparison, the Santa Fe only scores a “…worrisome ‘Marginal’ rating…” from the IIHS, adding that “The Hyundai Santa Fe is a solid contender for the family, but in all fairness, this one isn’t all that close…,” stating that the Pilot “…is the best car to buy – especially for your family.”
The best way to judge the superiority of the new 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L for sale near Chillicothe, OH is to visit one of our conveniently located Central Ohio Honda Dealers near Columbus, OH and take one for a test drive.
If you live in Columbus, Dublin, Marysville, Heath, Marion, Chillicothe, Westerville, or Zanesville, Ohio, a Central Ohio Honda Dealer is close by. Stop in today for some of the best deals and best selection on new 2017 Hondas for sale near Columbus, OH. And take advantage of exceptional dealer offers on our extensive inventory of Honda Certified pre-owned vehicles for sale near Dublin, OH.
*Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.