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2016 Honda Pilot Vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe near Fort Pierce, FL

Serving Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, Palm Bay & Fellsmere

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When you are ready for a major upgrade to a new SUV that offers versatility, performance, and fuel-efficiency as standard, get into the 2016 Honda Pilot. Honda's popular mid-size SUV has gotten even better with the recent release of its latest version, the 2016 Pilot. Vatland Honda proudly serves residents near Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Palm Bay & Fellsmere as one of the area's go-to Honda dealerships. We would like to invite nearby drivers to visit our Vero Beach, FL showroom to test drive the stunning new Honda Pilot. You can start shopping our inventory of Pilots and other Honda vehicles here on our website; then, stop into our dealership location to speak with one of our helpful sales team members.

To see how the 2016 Honda Pilot stacks up against the Hyundai Santa Fe, continue reading below!

Starting Price and Standard Features

While many people think of Honda as a step above Hyundai when it comes to quality, refinement, and durability, you may be surprised to learn that the 2016 Honda Pilot actually has a lower starting price than its rival from Hyundai. That's right; you can get into a popular Pilot SUV for a few hundred dollars less than Hyundai's Santa Fe SUV. At a starting price of $30,145, the 2016 Pilot comes equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, a 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, 8-passenger seating, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Honda has a reputation for providing great value to car buyers, and the Pilot is clearly no different!

Standard Torque

If you love feeling that rush of power every time you step on the accelerator, then you will love the amount of torque that the 2016 Honda Pilot has on tap! Every 2016 Pilot is equipped with Honda's workhorse 3.5-liter V6 engine, which cranks out 262 lb.-ft. of torque and 280 horses. Power can be sent to either the front wheels or all for wheels, with the available all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The Pilot's V6 is a bit larger than the V6 that you will find under the hood of Hyundai's Santa Fe -- 3.5-liters vs. 3.3-liters -- which may explain why the Pilot provides ten lb.-ft. of torque more than the Hyundai. From merging onto a busy freeway to towing your weekend toys, you will certainly appreciate the extra torque that Honda's trusty 3.5-liter V6 provides!

Standard Fuel Economy

Even with its larger engine and greater torque, the 2016 Honda Pilot SUV is more fuel efficient than the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. Honda's potent yet efficient 3.5-liter V6 in the Pilot returns an impressive EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating when equipped with standard two-wheel drive (2WD). The Hyundai Santa Fe's 3.3-liter V6 is a bit off those figures, as it is rated at an EPA-estimated 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg. In mixed city and highway driving, you can expect to get one-to-two mpg better in Honda's Pilot than in the Hyundai. If you and your family like to go on weekend road trips, or you just hate visiting the gas station, you will love that the 2016 Honda Pilot comes standard with an extra-large fuel tank. At nearly a gallon greater in fuel capacity, the Pilot can travel extra miles when the Santa Fe would have to pull over for fuel. For an SUV that allows you to visit the gas station less frequently, get into the 2016 Honda Pilot.

Passenger Space

If you want to be able to transport up to eight people in comfort in your new SUV, then you should pass on the Hyundai Santa Fe and get into a Honda Pilot. The Pilot comes standard with 8-passenger seating, while Hyundai's Santa Fe only offers seating for seven. Passenger volume is also significantly greater in the Honda, with 152.9 cubic feet compared to the Hyundai's 146.6. That difference in overall passenger volume can be felt throughout the cabins, with the Pilot offering more comfortable seating for its eight passengers than the Santa Fe does for its seven. If you or some of your frequent passengers are quite tall, you will certainly want to choose the Pilot over the Santa Fe, as the Pilot provides more headroom for each row of passengers. In addition to headroom, the 2016 Pilot also has more shoulder room and hip room for all passengers, as well as more third-row legroom. When shopping for a mid-size SUV, why not choose the one that is more spacious and versatile?

Cargo Capacity

Mid-size SUVs are all about versatility, and in this comparison, the 2016 Honda Pilot offers not only more seating options, but also more cargo-hauling ability than the Hyundai Santa Fe. Standard cargo capacity, or the space available when all rows of seats are in the upright position, in the 2016 Pilot is 16.5 cubic feet, compared to a mere 13.5 in the 2016 Santa Fe. When the second and third rows of seating are folded down, cargo space in the Pilot balloons to an incredible 83.9 cubic feet; in the Santa Fe, you will find just 80 cubic feet available. As you can see, Honda's Pilot provides about three cubic feet of cargo capacity than the Hyundai, whether the seats are up or down. For more versatility, choose the 2016 Honda Pilot.

Safety Features and Technology

While Hyundai's Santa Fe offers quite a nice list of safety technologies, it doesn't quite compare to Honda's 2016 Pilot. One of the highlights of the 2016 Honda Pilot SUV's safety features is its innovative Honda Sensing™ system, which utilizes a host of smart technologies to better alert the driver to possible obstacles or collisions before they occur. The Road Departure Mitigation system uses a small camera to identify road markers, like lane dividers and raised pavement markers, and alerts the driver if it senses that the vehicle is about to leave the road; it can even take corrective action to avoid the vehicle from doing so! A Lane Keeping Assist System adjusts the steering wheel if it detects that the Pilot is straying from the center of the detected lane without signaling first. The Pilot's Adaptive Cruise Control helps you maintain a set following distance behind the vehicle in front of you, so you don't have to manually change your speed. Honda's Collision Mitigation Braking System™ can bring the 2016 Pilot to a stop if it detects an otherwise unavoidable collision with a vehicle in front of you. These are just a few of the highly advanced driver-assist technologies that you can find on the Pilot. Here is a recap of the high-tech safety features that are available on the 2016 Honda Pilot:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC)
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Lane sway warning system
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
  • Automatic braking, high-speed or partial
  • Forward collision warning

Safety Ratings

The 2016 Honda Pilot and Hyundai Santa Fe are both extremely safe SUVs, as they each achieved the NHTSA's 5-Star Overall Rating for crash tests. One reason to choose the Pilot over the Santa Fe for safety is that Honda provides Front Active Head Restraints as standard on the Pilot, whereas Hyundai does not offer them on the base Santa Fe.

Are you ready to experience the versatile and spacious 2016 Honda Pilot SUV for yourself? If you live near the cities of Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Palm Bay & Fellsmere, then visit Vatland Honda of Vero Beach, FL. Once you explore Honda's latest version of its popular mid-size SUV, you will be ready to drive one home! Our dealership is located at {%LOCATION%}.

*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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