New Honda Pilot Comparison

Want the Best for Your Family Travels? The New 2018 Honda Pilot Gets the Job Done: Compare to Toyota and Hyundai SUVs

What makes a reliable, safe and capable SUV? A well-rounded performance; an interior built for convenience and comfort; intelligent engineering and design; smart and connected technology; and a suite of modern safety features. While Hyundai's new 2018 Santa Fe and Toyota's new 2018 Highlander can offer a lot of these options in Duluth, the new 2018 Honda Pilot simply does it all better. It keeps your precious cargo (two-legged, four-legged, or inanimate) safer, keeps your happier, and puts a stronger emphasis on driver convenience than Hyundai's or Toyota's three-row SUV.

But before you make a final decision, get to know the new 2018 Honda Pilot a little better.

Trim Levels, Features, Safety, and Performance in the New 2018 Honda Pilot

While it may be an obvious choice for family driving in Atlanta thanks to its large body and easy ride height, the new 2018 Honda Pilot is more than meets the eye. It's a highly versatile SUV, with seating for up to eight with a second-row bench seat (seven with second-row captain's chairs), plenty of power, and a comfortable cabin that all of your passengers can love. Offered in five trim levels - LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite - the 2018 Honda Pilot gives you a lot to choose from. See what's offered in each trim:

  • 2018 Pilot LX: Includes split folding third-row seat, a central display screen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, an auxiliary jack and a USB port
  • 2018 Pilot EX: Adds fog lights, LED running lights, remote engine start, the Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera, an eight-inch touchscreen, HondaLink smartphone-enabled features and smartphone integration; Honda Sensing package is available
  • 2018 Pilot EX-L: Adds a sunroof, a power tailgate, leather upholstery, one-touch sliding second-row seats and more; Honda Sensing package is available
  • 2018 Pilot Touring: Adds roof rails, noise-reducing glass for the windows, front and rear parking sensors, automatic engine stop-start, driver-seat memory setting and ambient lighting
  • 2018 Pilot Elite: Adds automatic high-beam headlight control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic windshield wipers, second-row captain's chairs and more

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Hyundai Santa Fe

For performance and capability, the new 2018 Pilot is powered by a strong 3.5-liter V-6, producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is considerably more than most SUVs in this class. You can opt for AWD on every new model if you plan on driving off the beaten path more often, or you can stick with the standard front-wheel drive.

Compare the 2018 Honda Pilot to the Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe Near Atlanta

To give you a better idea of why the new 2018 Pilot is such a great choice, it's worth checking out other SUV options and seeing how they compare. We put the new 2018 Honda Pilot up against the 2018 Highlander and the 2018 Santa Fe, two other popular midsized SUV options in the Atlanta area. Look through these comparisons to see why the Honda option is the way to go, then visit us to take a test drive in the impressive new 2018 Pilot.


2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

  • Standard power for the Highlander comes from a weak four-cylinder engine, rated at 185 HP. The 2018 Honda Pilot dominates with a 280-horsepower V6 engine, standard
  • The 2018 Honda Pilot is rated for more interior volume (cargo) than the Highlander, but not by much
  • Max towing capacity for V6 2018 Pilot and Highlander SUVs is the same, at 5,000 lbs

2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • The 2018 Honda Pilot gives you more choices in trim level and package options--letting you customize more than the 2018 Santa Fe
  • The 2018 Honda Pilot can seat up to eight--the 2018 Santa Fe maxes out at only seven
  • The available driver assistance systems in the available Honda Sensing suite provide a more robust set of safety features than what's offered in the Santa Fe

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