A Little Insight on this Honda Hybrid – Comparing the 2020 Honda Insight in Katy

Have you thought about going green for your next vehicle? Driving a hybrid car has a slew of benefits like increased fuel efficiency, low greenhouse gas emissions, and quick acceleration thanks to their electric motors. If this intrigues you, pay attention because we are going to give you the scoop on the 2020 Honda Insight in Katy and why it’s a better choice than its competitor. So without further ado, let’s see how the Insight stacks up against the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Most people often think that hybrid vehicles are dull and lack a specific luster, but with the Insight, you have a list of impressive amenities and style, unlike any hybrid you’ve ever seen. The sweeping character lines and stunning accents make it nearly impossible to pass by the Insight without staring. At the same time, the sculpted body shape creates an aesthetic that’s unparalleled to the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Aside from looks, the Insight is more environmentally responsible and reliable with a much higher MPG and features to ensure you stay on the road and not broken down in the middle of nowhere. 

MPG
Insight
FWD1.5 4-cyl. Hybrid55 city/49 hwy*
Touring 1.5 4-cyl. Hybrid51 city/45 hwy*
Fusion Hybrid
FWD2.0 DOHC 4-cyl. Hybrid43 city/41 hwy

To protect your battery and prolong the life of it, the Insight’s is under the floor instead of the hot underhood. By keeping the battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, you can increase the life expectancy by years, but the Fusion Hybrid’s battery is in the hot engine compartment, which can degrade its life. Having a more reliable vehicle is always a plus because no one wants to end up abandoned on the side of the road. Consumer Reports gives the Insight 36 more points in reliability than the Fusion Hybrid. 

Other advantages to driving the Insight include ergonomic and economic benefits that can help with your daily drive and ownership costs. When driving around at night, you’ll see the Insight’s power window, power lock, and cruise control switches because they are illuminated, making them more visible and easier to operate in the dark. It’s hard to see the Ford’s control switches at night because there is no light to illuminate them. Consumer Reports also rates the Insight’s headlight performance as “Very Good” instead of the Fusion Hybrid’s “Good” so you can trust that the road is always clearly illuminated. When looking towards your future in the Insight, you’ll be happy to see that you will save more money on ownership costs. IntelliChoice estimates that the 5-year ownership costs of the Insight will be $5354 to $6859 less than for the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

We have given you plenty of reasons to choose the 2020 Honda Insight in Katy over the Fusion Hybrid, but if you’re still not convinced, feel free to give us a call or set up an appointment. We have implemented strict protocols to keep you and our staff safe during these times, and we will make accommodations, so you have a great experience at Honda Cars of Katy

*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

Sources: Advantastar, IntelliChoice, and Consumer Reports.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy in the 2020 Honda Civic in Katy

Traveling through and around the Houston area shouldn’t be a full-time job or stressful by any means, so having a car that can take away some of your worries is key, and if you’ve been looking at upgrading your current ride, then you’ll want to pay attention. Not everyone has enough time and patience to comparison shop for a new vehicle, so we will help you out and do all of the hard work! Today, we are comparing the Honda Civic to the Toyota Corolla.

The best features of a vehicle are those you don’t have to always think about when driving. You’re already busy focusing on the road, so having an arsenal of automatic systems will make each drive more pleasant. When cruising around town in the Civic, the driver and front passenger won’t have to fight over the A/C because the EX, EX-L, and Touring models come standard with dual-zone air conditioning. This allows those in the front to choose two different climates so no one will have to compromise. An optional feature on the Civic is an automatic dimming rearview mirror that can quickly darken when headlights shine on it. Reducing these distractions will make driving at night easier for the Honda owner, but not for the Corolla driver. The Toyota doesn’t offer dual-zone air conditioning or an automatic dimming mirror.

If you want more worry-free features, then let’s look at the Civics fuel economy because this Honda has an impressive MPG that won’t leave you stressing about filling up the tank. Since gas prices are going back up, having a fuel-efficient car will make gas station visits less frequent and expensive. Aside from having better fuel mileage than the Corolla (see chart below), the Civic is also more environmentally friendly because it offers a cap-less fueling system. This feature hosts a fuel filler that automatically opens and closes when you’re filling up, eliminating the need for a gas cap while also reducing pollutants that cause fuel evaporation. It is not available on the Corolla.

MPG
Civic Sedan
Auto1.5 turbo 4-cyl.32 city/42 hwy*
Corolla
Auto1.8 DOHC 4-cyl.30 city/38 hwy
XLE 1.8 DOHC 4-cyl.29 city/37 hwy
SE 2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.31 city/40 hwy
XSE 2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.31 city/38 hwy

With all of these features working together to make each ride and drive blissful, you’ll want to share the Civic experience with all of your friends and family. While this is no clown car, the Civic does offer 9.2 cubic feet more passenger space, so everyone has enough leg, shoulder, and headroom. This increased passenger space doesn’t mean the Civic lacks in cargo capacity either; the Civic’s has a much larger trunk than the Corolla (15.1 vs. 13.1 cubic feet) and a low lift-over design to make loading and unloading less taxing on the body (26.8 vs. 27.1 inches). 

Summer is not the time for stress and worries, so visit us to learn more about the 2020 Honda Civic in Katy! We have implemented strict protocols at Honda Cars of Katy, to keep you and everyone else in our dealership safe, so if you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call.

*25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L 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.

Not Your Average SUV – Comparing the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy

It’s a common opinion that the bigger the vehicle is, the safer it is, but that isn’t the case for some brands. It’s also common to hear that SUV’s also don’t have good MPG ratings or convenient features that can match up to a sedan. We are addressing those notions with the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy and comparing it to the Toyota Sequoia, which will soon prove to be the lesser of the two.

Part-time is not an option when it comes to safety features, and unfortunately, the Sequoia only offers four-wheel-drive when the vehicle goes off-road. The Pilot, on the other hand, provides an optional full-time four-wheel drive for added traction in all driving conditions. To better protect your passenger, this Honda also has a safety cell construction that provides extra impact protection due to its three-dimensional high-strength frame. As icing on the cake, the Pilot Touring, Elite, and Black Edition comes standard with HondaLink Assist with a GPS receiver. This system automatically alerts emergency personnel if the airbags are deployed, making it easier and faster for first responders to reach you. This system is not available on the Sequoia, so if you’re in an accident and incapacitated, help might not come quickly. 

While the Pilot’s safety features protect you and your passengers, the fuel economy and range works to protect the environment! With an engine control system that’s capable of shutting down half of its cylinders, the Pilot’s fuel efficiency can be improved as your drive. Plus, when you’re stopped at a light or in heavy traffic, the Touring, Elite, and Black Edition’s engines can automatically turn off, saving you fuel while reducing pollution. Once you’re ready to go, the engine will kick back on without missing a beat. The Sequoia, unfortunately, doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

MPG
Pilot
FWD9-spd3.5 SOHC V620 city/27 hwy*
 6-spd3.5 SOHC V619 city/27 hwy*
AWD9-spd3.5 SOHC V619 city/26 hwy*
 6-spd3.5 SOHC V618 city/26 hwy*
Sequoia
RWD6-spd5.7 DOHC V813 city/17 hwy
AWD6-spd5.7 DOHC V813 city/17 hw

The Pilot also has a standard cap-less fueling system that automatically opens and closes when the fuel filler is inserted or removed, further reducing pollution by eliminating fuel evaporation. The Sequoia doesn’t offer this feature either, also proving that the Pilot is more environmentally friendly. 

Convenience is key when driving through a fast-paced world, and if a vehicle can help ease some of that stress, then why would you drive anything else? The Pilot comes with standard speed-sensitive wipers that can automatically speed up when the vehicle does, but the Sequoia only offers manually variable wipers that need to be adjusted continuously. To help combat the summer heat, the Pilot has automatic windows that can be lowered by the driver via keyless remote so when you’re walking up to the SUV, you won’t have to deal with the “oven” when opening the vehicle doors. And keep your devices charged without the hassle of cables tangling, the Pilot also offers a wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the front. The Sequoia’s windows can’t be operated via remote, nor does it have a wireless charging system. 

If you want to know more about the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, feel free to give us a call or stop by for a test drive! We also have plenty of models for you to view online, so if you’re not comfortable coming to visit us at Honda Cars of Katy, you can do it all from the comfort of your home online.

*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.

The 2020 Honda Odyssey in Katy vs. the Kia Sedona

If you’re in the market for a new minivan or have been looking to upgrade your vehicle for something more spacious, then turn your attention to the 2020 Honda Odyssey in Katy! Compared to the Kia Sedona, this Honda proves time and time again that it’s the better choice if you need a safe, fuel-efficient, and convenient minivan.

While both vehicles have similar safety features such as standard airbags, plastic fuel tanks, and height-adjustable seatbelts, the Odyssey outshines the Sedona with additional systems in place. With Daytime Running Lights to keep the minivan visible under all conditions, this safety feature reduces accidents by 11%, according to Canadian government studies. If you do ever find yourself in an accident, the Odyssey is well-equipped to ensure that help finds you quickly. The Touring and Elite models have a standard HondaLink Assist with a GPS that will automatically alert emergency personnel of your location when the airbags deploy. The Sedona doesn’t have a GPS response system or Daytime Running Lights, so help may not come as quickly if you are in an accident. 

When looking at the Odysseys fuel economy, it stands out in more ways than an impressive MPG of 19 city and 28 highway* (vs. 18 city/24 hwy). Under the hood is an engine control system that can shut down half of its cylinders, and the engine can also automatically turn off and back on at stoplight or in heavy traffic. Both features help improve fuel efficiency, saving you money in the long run while reducing air pollutants. The Sedona doesn’t have either of these features, making it less environmentally friendly. 

Now that we have addressed two critical components of these minivans, let’s move on to the convenient features you can enjoy in the Odyssey. With a power brake that can be set and released with one touch and front power windows that can fully raise and lower with a single touch, convenience is evident throughout this Honda even with the small details. The Sedona’s parking brake has to be released manually, and its front passenger window doesn’t fully open or close automatically. To help those in the back, the Odyssey also is equipped with Manual rear side window sunshades to help block glare and heat for your rear passengers, yet another feature not available on the Sedona.

The 2020 Honda Odyssey in Katy can offer more than just safety, fuel efficiency, and convenient features, but you should discover it for yourself! Give us a call at Honda Cars of Katy, and we will answer any questions you may have about partaking in a safe, contact-less test drive.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. 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.

The Features are Endless – Comparing the 2020 Honda Accord in Katy

There are multiple features and systems that make a vehicle the perfect driving machine, and when numerous advanced technologies work together, you are left with the 2020 Honda Accord in Katy. In today’s topic, we are taking this award-winning sedan and comparing it to the Toyota Camry so you can develop a better understanding of how much better the Accord is.

No one wants to be left in the dust, and even if a vehicle’s speed and torque aren’t your top priority, it’s still useful information to have, knowing that Honda is the better choice over Toyota. No matter which trim level you choose, you can drive with confidence knowing that all Accord models have more powerful engines than the Camry:

Torque
Accord 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder192 lbs.-ft.
Accord 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder273 lbs.-ft.
Camry 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder184 lbs.-ft.
Camry XSE 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder186 lbs.-ft.
Camry 3.5 DOHC V6267 lbs.-ft.

In a test conducted by Car and Driver, the Accord 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder proved to be faster than the Camry 4-cylinder, with the ability to go from zero to sixty in 6.6 seconds (vs. 7.9) and reach a top speed of 97 miles per hour in a quarter mile (vs. 90). Paired with this awesome power are some incredible safety features like smart airbags that deploy with different levels of force or to protect passengers of all sizes better. The Accord also hosts a driver alert monitoring system that can detect when a driver is being inattentive and will sound an alarm to suggest a break. According to the NHTSA, this feature can significantly reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel, which amounts to about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths per year. The Camry doesn’t offer either of these features, so you will have to be more cautious when driving the Toyota. 

To complement the Accord’s power and safety features you will enjoy, we feel it is necessary to dive into the ride experience you will have with this Honda. With two different suspension settings to choose from (extra-supple and sport mode) driving long distances won’t feel as taxing, and tricky roads can be more manageable with more control. To assist with low-effort parking and better control at highway speeds, the Accord also has speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering, and drift compensation steering to help prevent the vehicle from drifting side-to-side. Continuing the trend of missing desirable features, the Camry doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers, variable-assist power steering, or drift compensation steering.

There are more features that make the 2020 Honda Accord in Katy the better choice over the Camry, but we know your time is precious, so if you’re ready to discover what this award-winning sedan can do, give us a call at Honda Cars of Katy. We can set up a time for you to experience the Accord for yourself, safely, or you can check out our website for more information. Either way, stay safe, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Make the Most Out of Your Drive in a 2020 Honda CR-V in Katy

People often spend incredible amounts of time in a vehicle, so why would you settle for anything less than perfect? When comparing one to the other, keep an eye on the 2020 Honda CR-V in Katy, especially when putting it against the Toyota C-HR.

There are a slew of features to mention when it comes to the CR-V, both safety-related and not. With safety, this Honda beats the C-HR with its smart airbags and all-wheel drive. The smart airbags can adjust the force used when deployed by utilizing seat and speed sensors because the amount of power used to protect people adequately varies from person to person. With all-wheel drive, the CR-V will provide maximum control under poor driving conditions like rain, ice, and snow to ensure you make it to your destination safely. The C-HR doesn’t offer smart airbags or all-wheel drive, so traveling in that Toyota could be nerve-racking. 

As for the convenient features, the CR-V outdoes the C-HR here as well with a standard remote vehicle starting system on the EX, EX-L, and Touring models. Being able to start the Honda from inside your house can allow the driver to cool down the interior during those hot summer days. The CR-V also has a standard folding armrest for the rear passengers and air conditioning vents for them as well to make sure that everyone in the cabin is comfortable. The C-HR doesn’t offer a remote starting system, rear-seat center armrest, and has rear air vents, but no air conditioning. 

When comparing the fuel economy and range of the CR-V and C-HR, Honda wins this department too with 28 city and 34 highway* MPG while the Toyota pulls in at 27 city and 31 highway MPG. Another factor that influences the CR-V’s fuel efficiency includes the automatic start and stop feature to save fuel and reduce pollution, buy turning off the vehicle when it comes to a stoplight, or is in heavy traffic. To further help in reducing pollution, the CR-V also has a cap-less fueling system that uses a fuel filler instead of a gas cap to reduce fuel evaporation. Unfortunately, the C-HR doesn’t offer an automatic start/stop feature or a cap-less fueling system, so its impacts on the environment isn’t as friendly. 

So you have the safety, ergonomic, and fuel economy features to make the most out of any trip in the CR-V, but what about cargo capacity? When compared to the C-HR, this Honda has a much larger cargo volume of 39.2 vs. 19.1 cubic feet with the rear seat up, and when you fold down the seat for more room, it increases to 75.8 vs. 37 cubic feet. And you won’t have to worry about struggling to lower the seats in the C-RV because it has a switch that automatically lowers the seat, so all you have to do is press a button. The C-HR doesn’t offer automatic folding seats, so you may struggle when switching from passengers to cargo. 

There are many more reasons why the 2020 Honda CR-V in Katy is the better choice over the Toyota C-HR, but why don’t you discover them in person? We are going the extra mile to ensure that cleanliness is maintained at Honda Cars of Katy, to provide a safe environment for our customers and staff. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you. 

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD 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.

Stay Safe. We Are Here for You!

As we continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda Cars of Katy would like to let our customers know of our operational changes we are implementing to help keep our community and employees safe. While we remain open for sales and service needs, we are taking precautions and adapting the following protocols as recommended from the CDC and government officials

Pick-Up and Delivery Service 

As part of our Complimentary Valet* service, we will pick-up and drop-off your vehicle when you schedule a service appointment, maintaining the “no-contact” policy and bringing you peace of mind. 

Free Vehicle Sanitation

When you schedule any service with us, we will sanitize your vehicle* at no cost to you, taking great care to focus on high touch areas such as door handles, steering wheel, shift knob, entertainment console, and more.

No Payment for 90 Days

This is a very difficult time for most people to make payments, and we recognize that. This is why we are offering “No Payment for 90 days” when you purchase a new vehicle*.

Digital Dealership

You can view our new and pre-owned vehicles from the comfort of your home! With an updated inventory, and sales consultants ready to help, buying a car online is easier than ever!

Updated Service Offerings

Vehicles are essential, so our service department will remain open! Check out our latest service specials on our website.

Important Updates

Our management team will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and relay important information to you via Facebook. Please follow our page for any updates to our services and offers.

Operating Hours

Sales: Monday – Saturday

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Service: Monday – Saturday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our team at Honda Cars of Katy is ready to assist you with any problems or concerns you may have. Remember to stay safe, stay home, and practice all recommendations on hygiene and social distancing. We are here for you!

*Complimentary Valet service subject to availability. Free vehicle sanitation with scheduled appointments. Offer expires 4/30/20. “No Payment for 90 days” subject to credit approval with the purchase of a new vehicle and valid through 4/30/2020.

2020 Honda Accord: The Natural Born Champion

When you’re out car shopping, it’s essential to consider what features come standard, and which ones cost more. You won’t have to worry about additional costs in the 2020 Honda Accord in Katy, because it comes standard with plenty of impressive features. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata, on the other hand, is missing a few critical elements, so keep reading to see how the Accord goes above and beyond for your comfort and convenience.

Impressive Construction For An Impressive Experience

There are plenty of reasons why the Accord is such a popular choice among car buyers, the main one being its performance capabilities. With an available driver-adjustable suspension system, the driver will have two options for a riding experience; extra-supple to reduce fatigue on long trips, and a sport mode for maximum control of the road ahead. If those roads get a little tricky, you won’t have to worry about drifting along the road because the Accord’s drift compensation steering will automatically compensate for adverse road conditions. The Sonata doesn’t offer either of these two features, so tread lightly. 

Aside from providing a comfortable ride, the power behind the Accord is magnificent, with a standard 10-speed automatic on the 2.0 Turbo for better acceleration than the Sonata’s eight-speed automatic. The Accord also offers a manual transmission, which provides you with better control and acceleration, as well as better fuel economy. Other features to improve performance include electronically controlled shutters in the front grille of the EX 1.5T and EX-L 1.5T. This closes off airflow to reduce drag while improving highway fuel economy and is yet another feature not found on the Sonata. 

Convenience At Your Fingertips

So we’ve established that the Accord has the build and impressive power to outshine the Sonata, but what about ergonomic features? Well, on the Accord, you have front power windows that completely open and close with a single touch of the switch for the driver and front passenger to enjoy. If you’re a front passenger in the Sonata, you wouldn’t have this convenient feature. The Accord also has speed-sensitive wiper blades that will speed up when the Accord does, so the driver won’t have to adjust its speed when it rains manually. As a final touch, a dual-zone air conditioning system lets the driver and front passenger choose their separate temperatures, so there’s no need to compromise. The Sonata’s manual wipers have to be continuously adjusted, and the dual-zone air conditioning is only available for the SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited models.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us any time or swing by Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive! We look forward to hearing from you, and can’t wait to help you into your dream Honda, today.

A Battle of the Minivans – Comparing the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy

For today’s comparison, we’re taking the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy and putting it against the Kia Sedona. These two minivans share incredible features, but only the Odyssey has what it takes to push it over the top. 

Beyond being good for the environment, having an excellent fuel economy helps lower fuel costs to save you money, increases energy stability, and reduces dependence costs. The Odyssey has a few tricks to improve its fuel efficiency, like better fuel mileage than the Sedona (19 city/28 hwy* vs. 18 city/24 hwy), and an engine control system that can shut down half of its cylinders. And if you get caught in heavy traffic or at stoplights, the Touring and Elite models engines automatically turn off to help you save even more fuel! Once you’re ready to move again, the engine will automatically kicks back on without missing a beat. When you finally do need to fill up the tank, expect a fuel filler that will automatically open and close when the fuel nozzle is inserted or removed. This nifty little feature helps reduce fuel evaporation which causes pollution. The Sedona doesn’t have this feature or an engine that can shut off half of its cylinders. 

To be more visible under all weather conditions, the Odyssey is equipped with daytime running lights, which can aid in reducing accidents by 11%. If you are ever in an accident, the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models can utilize HondaLink Assist to alert emergency personnel of your location with its GPS receiver and cellular system. The Sedona only offers a navigation computer and doesn’t have Daytime Running Lights. 

Inside the Odyssey’s cabin, you’ll find more features than ever before. To keep an eye on everyone in the second and third rows, the driver can use Honda CabinWatch® to see the backseats (standard on the Touring and Elite models). And to talk directly to passengers in the back, there’s no need to shout because the driver can use Honda CabinTalk™ which can override RES connected headphones or use the Odyssey’s speakers to get your message across (standard on EX-L, Touring, and Elite models). 

Want to know more about the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy? Visit us at Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive, and we will have you driving off into the sunset happier than ever.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined MPG rating for LX, EX, and EX-L trims with 9-speed automatic transmission. 19 city/28 highway/22 combined MPG rating for Touring and Elite trims with 10-speed automatic transmission. Based on 2019 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.

Our Vision Is At A Perfect 20/20! – Comparing The 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, Texas

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?