There’s more to a vehicles safety features than airbags, plastic fuel tanks, and crash mitigating brakes. And although the Sequoia shares these features with the Pilot, it’s still missing a few aspects you’ll want in a new SUV. To better protect those in the passenger compartment, the Pilot utilizes a safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame. This feature provides a more solid mounting location for door hardware while providing extra impact protection. The Sequoia doesn’t have any frame members above the floor because it uses a body-on-frame design, meaning that it isn’t as solidly built as the Pilot.
We know that the year 2020 is still months away, but we couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, Texas! And we can’t brag about a new vehicle without comparing it to another, so keep reading to see why this Honda is the better choice over the 2020 Toyota Sequoia.
For more peace of mind, the Pilot has an optional four-wheel drive for better traction and safety for any road condition, whereas the Sequoia only offers an off-road system. For even more comfort, if you’re in an accident, lock your keys in the vehicle, or even if your Pilot is stolen, HondaLink Assist will be your saving grace on the Touring, Elite, and Black Edition models. This feature uses a GPS receiver and cell system to remotely unlock your doors, track down your vehicle, and will even send emergency personnel to your location if the airbags deploy. The Sequoia doesn’t offer an advanced GPS like this so that you won’t have that extra security in the Toyota.
Like we mentioned earlier, the Pilot has optional four-wheel drive to provide better traction, but there is also an optional drift compensation steering on this Honda (except for the LX model). This system automatically compensates for any road conditions that would cause you to drift, making it easier to stay on the straight and narrow. Along with the drift compensation steering, there are more aspects of the Pilot that make it more efficient and easier to handle, like weighing about 1,700 pounds less than the Sequoia, being 8.6 inches shorter and hosting a unibody construction. This type of construction lowers the Pilot’s center of gravity without diminishing ground clearance so you can still take this SUV off-road for unparalleled performance and adventure.
Looking into the smaller, yet still important ergonomic features of the Pilot, you will be amazed by the level of convenience Honda offers. If you ever need to let the fresh air blow through the cabin before stepping inside on a hot summer day, the driver can lower the windows from a distance thanks to the keyless remote. And if you ever leave the engine running, you won’t have to worry about damaging the starter and ring gear because the engine computer on this Honda disables the starter while the engine runs. And to assist with driving at night, the Pilot’s power lock, mirror, window, and cruise control switches are all lit from behind. This makes them more visible in low light, whereas the Sequoia’s main switches are unlit, making them more difficult to be spotted in the dark. All of these features might seem minuscule at first, but once you have a taste of them, there’s no going back.
Are you seeing in perfect 20/20 yet? If not, you can give us a call or stop by Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive! There’s more to discover about the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, Texas, so what are you waiting for?