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Choosing the right SUV for your trips around the streets of Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, CA, can be difficult, especially if you’re deciding between options like the 2020 Honda Pilot and Hyundai Palisade. These SUVs offer a lot to their respective drivers, but in order to see which one best suits you and your driving experiences, you’ll want to learn more about their differences.
At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach, our team is here to provide you insight with this Pilot vs. Palisade comparison. We’ll focus on the similarities and differences, so you can determine which SUV is best-suited for you.
Both these SUVs offer some impressive performances, thanks to their respective V6 engines under their hoods. Each engine comes mated to an automatic transmission. When it comes to output, each vehicle can surpass 275 horsepower and hit 262 lb-ft of torque.
The Pilot engine includes the Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®), which is a component that reduces the use of six cylinders to just three in an effort to save on fuel consumption during routine performance. As for fuel efficiency, the Pilot gets an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway/22 combined MPG in its LX, EX, and EX-L 2-wheel drive (2WD) trims.* The Palisade falls a little short with an EPA-estimated 26 highway MPG.
These SUVs were designed to accommodate numerous passengers over three rows of seating. Each vehicle includes a dashboard-mounted display screen that you can use to select your media options for the trip. Each vehicle offers AM/FM radio, USB/auxiliary inputs, and Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming.
The Pilot, on the other hand, also includes the Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC). This feature will automatically adjust the audio levels based on the noise from the engine during peak performance.
The Honda Pilot and Hyundai Palisade each come equipped with driver-assisting technology features. These features work with exterior-mounted sensors that will measure the speed of the SUV while factoring in its proximity from the vehicle or object ahead. This is done in an effort to provide timely warnings in the event a collision is likely.
Each SUV includes collision-mitigation systems, lane-keeping systems, and even adaptive cruise control systems that will automatically reduce speed to keep a safe distance from the car in front. The Honda Pilot, however, also includes the Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), which warns you when your vehicle is veering on the edge of the road.
By now, you’re pretty well-versed on these SUVs and what they can do on the road. While each SUV offers quite a lot to their respective drivers, it’s the Pilot that offers a bit more to you and your passengers.
Why not learn more about the 2020 Honda Pilot and what it offers by dropping by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach for a closer look or for some experience behind the wheel? Schedule your test drive to see if it’s the right SUV for your adventures around Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, California!
*19 city/27 highway/22 combined MPG rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined MPG rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 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.