Compare 2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Honda Pilot
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $30,338 $33,180
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $31,980 $34,980
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $31,250 $34,180
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $32,892 $35,980
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $33,462 $36,605
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $35,104 $38,405
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $34,374 $37,605
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $36,016 $39,405
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 2WD 19 27 $34,374 $37,605
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation AWD 18 26 $36,016 $39,405
Pilot EX-L w/RES 2WD 19 27 $34,921 $38,205
Pilot EX-L w/RES AWD 18 26 $36,563 $40,005
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $43,144 $47,220
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,117 $30,745
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $29,759 $32,545
Pilot Touring 2WD 20 27 $38,219 $41,820
Pilot Touring AWD 19 26 $39,860 $43,620
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Limited 3.3L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $32,883 $34,950
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $34,508 $36,700
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $37,017 $39,400
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,642 $41,150
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $29,335 $30,800
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $30,978 $32,550
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $36,753 $38,700
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,397 $40,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic 20 28 $30,054 $31,700
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 26 $31,690 $33,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic 20 27 $34,542 $36,500
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic AWD 19 24 $36,178 $38,250
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic 21 27 $24,370 $25,350
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic AWD 20 26 $26,024 $27,100

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Honda Pilot: Compare Cars

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda Pilot are two popular picks that represent the shape of today’s family wagons. Both models work well for four or more, allowing enough flexibility for restocking the pantry, fitting infant seats, cargo-carrying, or even expeditions to a weekend campsite.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has been treated to a modest update for 2017 with a new look inside and out, but it remains essentially the same underneath for 2017 as it was when it arrived in 2013.

Both models offer automatic emergency braking.
 
The value picture
 
Hyundai has been a step ahead of Honda for a long time in value for money, and the same holds true this year, with the Santa Fe and the Pilot—even if Honda is coming to its senses about value, not only by packing in more standard features but by making certain desirable features more widely available across the lineup. On the Pilot, standard features now include touch-screen audio with audio streaming and Bluetooth, cruise control, air conditioning, and power accessories; but you’ll need to move up to higher trims to get satellite radio, leather upholstery, and heated/ventilated front seats. The Santa Fe, on the other hand comes with more; and you can add heated seats, heated mirrors, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a power passenger’s seat, navigation, and premium audio to the base GLS for a modest amount. And even base models with all-wheel drive get a windshield-wiper de-icer. The top end for a fully optioned Santa Fe Limited is nearly $42k, while you can run a Pilot Elite (with navigation) model up to nearly $47,500.
 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,338
$32,883
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,180
$34,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Honda Pilot is a capable, refined crossover SUV with all the goodness of a minivan, save for the sliding doors. The restyled 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks sharp, inside and out. We can't help but wonder what the model could do with a slightly improved powertrain lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 55.4
Passenger Capacity
8 6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 30.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
44.6 44.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 35.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.9 146.6
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 193.1
Height, Overall (in)
69.8 66.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.8 40.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.8 80
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 13.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 36.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4074 3997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 252 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.3 L/204
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.83
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.65
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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