2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX 6AT vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

2016 Honda


2016 Hyundai

No280 HP Yes290
Yes262 Torque No252
Yes19.5 Fuel Capacity No18.8

2/3 Winner

  • Horse Power 96.55% 96.55%
  • Torque 100% 100%
  • Fuel Capacity 100% 100%

Torque is important to an SUV, and in that regard, the 2016 Honda Pilot simply has more to work with. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower but the Honda Pilot has more fuel capacity to take you further. Drive the efficient and powerful Honda Pilot, and let it show you how fun an SUV can be.

Yes19 City MPG No18
Yes27 Highway MPG No25
Yes22 Combined Fuel Economy No21

3/3 Winner

  • City MPG 100% 100%
  • Highway MPG 100% 100%
  • Combined Fuel Economy 100% 100%

If fuel efficiency is even remotely important to you, then you have a clear winner with the 2016 Honda Pilot. It easily outperforms the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe in the city and out on the highway. Don’t waste your money on senseless fuel costs. Get an efficient SUV with a Honda Pilot.

Yes16.5 Cargo Volume No13.5
YesStandard Armrest Storage NoNot Available
Yes8 Seating No7
Yes152.9 Highway Range No146.6

4/4 Winner

  • Cargo Volume 100% 100%
  • Armrest Storage 100% 100%
  • Seating 100% 100%
  • Highway Range 100% 100%

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has made many sacrifices when it comes to usability. Compared to the 2016 Honda Pilot, the passenger area is smaller, the cargo area is significantly hampered, and the range is just not there. You want an SUV that you can actually use, like the Honda Pilot.t.

9/10 Winner

  • Over all 90% 90%

U.S. News Best Cars for Families   NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings   2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2016 Honda Pilot is the clear winner!

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is a story of sacrifices. Every stat with the Santa Fe just reveals another weakness. The 2016 Honda Pilot has more torque, greater fuel capacity, better efficiency, more cargo room, more seating, and just all around better features. The Honda Pilot is the ideal SUV in this comparison.

Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. Based on 2014-2016 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. Complete comparison details can be found at Awards and accolade information can be found at

The 2016 Honda Pilot with Honda Sensing™ has been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance. Safety matters most, and the 2016 Honda Pilot earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). [1] Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). U.S. News has recognized the 2016 Honda Pilot as the Best Car for Families in its class of 3-Row SUVs. This vehicle was recognized for its expansive standard features, spacious interior, and safety and reliability ratings.
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