The 2016 Honda Pilot vs. the 2016 Ford Edge

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Edge

2016 Ford Edge

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Ford Edge are crossover utility vehicles that may both appeal to drivers here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL, but in reality they’re quite a bit different. If you’re trying to decide between these two vehicles, take a look at our comparison below in order to make an informed decision!

Seating and Cargo Capacity

If you’re looking for space and comfort, you’ll find more of it in the 2016 Honda Pilot. The Pilot offers eight seats in three rows. The 2016 Ford Edge offers seating for five in two rows. The Pilot also has more passenger volume overall with 152.9 cubic feet, compared to 113.9 cubic feet in the Edge.

The 2016 Honda Pilot also packs in the cargo with a massive 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold the rear seats down. In the Edge, you have a decent, but not nearly as good, 73.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats folded down.

Power and Performance

If you’re shopping for an SUV for your family because you occasionally need to tow a trailer or a boat, then you should go with the 2016 Honda Pilot – it can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2016 Ford Edge is capped at 2,000 pounds worth of towing capacity.

The Honda Pilot gets a 3.5L V6 that cranks out 280 hp. The Ford Edge gets a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 245 hp.


The 2016 Honda Pilot equipped with Honda Sensing earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – the 2016 Ford Edge did not. The Edge only earned an ‘Acceptable’ rating in the small front overlap crash test, and a ‘Basic’ rating in the front collision prevention ranking from that organization. The Pilot received the best possible ‘Good’ and ‘Superior’ ratings in those two tests, respectively.

In all, the Ford Edge is missing some important features that are standard in the Pilot, including active head restraints, electronic parking assistance, and fog lights.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake and test drive the latest 2016 Honda Pilot. We think you’ll find that it’s simply the better choice than the Ford Edge when it comes to seating, capacity, safety, and versatility. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, just minutes from Elgin, so visit us soon!