2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Cherokee

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee are both leading crossovers that might tempt you if you need a vehicle that offers family-friendly versatility and all-condition capability here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. So which one will be the better bet for your needs? We’ve compared these vehicles side by side so you can see for yourself!

Interior Volume

To start, the 2016 Honda Pilot offers seating for eight while the 2016 Jeep Cherokee only has room for five. If you need a three-row crossover with space for the whole family, then the Pilot is simply your better bet.

It’s not just seating that the Pilot has more of, though, it’s also seating space. There’s more headroom and hiproom in both the front and second row of the Pilot than in the first two rows of the Cherokee.

The Pilot also packs in the cargo with a massive 83.9 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats down. The Cherokee will only fit a total of 54.9 cubic feet of cargo. Need the versatility to haul some serious cargo? Then the Pilot is obviously for you.


The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5L V6 engine standard that cranks out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee gets a 2.4L four-cylinder good for only 184 hp standard, and the available 3.2L V6 only makes 271 hp. If you’re looking for a power boost, your best bet is to go with the Pilot!

Fuel Economy

Sure, the two-wheel drive, four-cylinder 2016 Jeep Cherokee beats the 2016 Honda Pilot when it comes to fuel economy, but compare the all-wheel drive V6 models, and the top-tier Pilot with nine-speed automatic earns a 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined* rating from the EPA – the same as the Jeep with 3.2L V6. The Cherokee Trailhawk actually drops all the way down to 25 mpg on the highway, making the Pilot even more efficient.


The 2016 Jeep Cherokee earned the second worst “Marginal” score in the IIHS small front overlap crash testing. The 2016 Honda Pilot earned the Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the IIHS, with “Good” scores in every crash test and a Superior Front Crash Prevention rating, thanks to the Honda Sensing option.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Visit us at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake and find your 2016 Honda Pilot today. We’re your local Elgin area Honda dealer, and we’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so stop by today!



*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.