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Which is Better? The 2019 Hyundai Tucson or 2019 Honda Pilot?

2019 Hyundai Tucson 2019 Honda Pilot Versus

2019 Hyundai Tucson


2019 Honda Pilot


Starting MSRP

2.0-liter I-4


3.5-liter V6
6-speed Automatic


6-speed Automatic

Powertrain Warranty


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There’s no overlooking the rising popularity of crossover SUVs. While the segment has plenty of great models to choose from, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is among the best. Not only does the refreshed Tucson now come standard with advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist, but it also has a more striking exterior appearance. While the Tucson is definitely impressive, some drivers may be considering the 2019 Honda Pilot as well. Let’s see which one of these SUVs comes out ahead in this head-to-head comparison.


Under the hood of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson sits a lively 2.4-liter, GDI four-cylinder engine. It delivers just the right blend of power and efficiency. You can also step up to an even more potent turbocharged GDI engine. While the Pilot’s engine is powerful, you’ll be forced to spend more money at the pump. The Pilot isn’t nearly as economical as the new Tucson. Tighter handling gives the Hyundai Tucson yet another edge over the Honda Pilot. Because the Pilot is a lot heavier than the Tucson, it doesn’t feel as agile on the road. This is a key benefit for the folks seeking a SUV that drives like a sedan. Furthermore, the Tucson’s compact design makes it easier to park in tight spots.

Interior and Features

Both SUVs prove to be comfortable family vehicles. However, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a better bang for the buck. It comes loaded with a long list of attractive features, including updated seats and a new electronic parking brake. Featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Hyundai’s Blue Link infotainment system is bound to excite a lot of drivers. While Honda has updated the Pilot’s infotainment system, it’s still not as easy to use.

Warranty Coverage

When driving the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, you’ll enjoy an extra peace of mind. No other SUV in the class has a better warranty package. It comes standard with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. By comparison, the 2019 Honda Pilot’s powertrain warranty provides only 60,000 miles of coverage. Tucson buyers will also benefit from a longer new vehicle limited warranty. A five-year, unlimited-mile roadside assistance package adds to the Tucson’s appeal.

As you can see, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson outshines the 2019 Honda Pilot in some key categories. Aside from offering extra fuel savings and better warranty coverage, the Tucson also boasts a more affordable price tag. If you want to experience the new Tucson, contact us at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg to request a test drive.