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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Honda
Pilot

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$32,550 to $50,220
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $29,764 to $45,881 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 19 - 20 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 25 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Honda Pilot than the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Pilot is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Santa Fe. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Pilot and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Pilot, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda Pilot and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Honda Pilot has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Pilot is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.