2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Toyota Sequoia
The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Toyota Sequoia might look similar from the outside – they are both sport utility vehicles after all – but under the skin they’re radically different vehicles. The Sequoia is a truck-based vehicle, while the Honda Pilot is a unibody crossover utility vehicle. Of course, that leads to major differences when you start to look a little bit closer, so find out what that will mean for your driving needs around Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL and which vehicle has the edge!
Both of these vehicles offer eight seats standard. That means that you can transport the whole family, but guess what? The 2016 Honda Pilot actually offers more headroom in every single row. Passengers of all sizes will be more comfortable in the Pilot – especially in the back row.
In terms of cargo space, the 2016 Toyota Sequoia does offer more than the Pilot, but the Pilot offers more payload capacity. The Pilot can move 1,633 pounds inside, while the Sequoia is only rated at up to 1,350 of payload capacity.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5L V6 engine standard that cranks out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia gets a 5.7L V8 that makes 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. The Sequoia obviously has more muscle, but it also weighs 1,700 pounds more than the Pilot, so don’t expect better performance.
In terms of fuel economy, the Pilot is rated by the EPA at 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway* in the base trim with two-wheel drive and the six-speed automatic transmission. Upgrade to the nine-speed transmission and you’ll see fuel economy increase to 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*. The Sequoia gets abysmal fuel economy ratings, with 13 mpg city/17 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive and a standard automatic.
The 2016 Honda Pilot earned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with “Good” scores in every crash test, along with a “Superior” Front Crash Prevention rating. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia has not been tested by the IIHS, and it has only been tested in the Rollover test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where it received just a four-star rating.
Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today
Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake and find your 2016 Honda Pilot today. We think that the Honda Pilot is simply the superior choice for most families here in the Elgin and Crystal lake area, so come visit us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL to see for yourself!