2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda CR-V are both members of the Honda light truck lineup. They both offer family-friendly versatility, smart cabin and cargo space, and plenty of the latest safety and connectivity features. If you’re looking for a new family crossover here in Elgin or Crystal Lake, IL, either one could be the best choice – you just need to find out how they compare below.

Seating, Cargo, and Passenger Space

The biggest difference between these two vehicles might be the fact that the 2016 Honda Pilot can seat up to eight passengers in three rows, while the 2016 Honda CR-V is only able to seat up to five passengers in two rows. Depending on your needs, that might make up your mind straight-away.

Beyond the seating difference, you’ll also find that the Pilot offers more passenger space and cargo space.

  • The Honda Pilot can carry up to 16.5 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats, and up to 83.9 cubic feet total.
  • The Honda CR-V can carry up to 37.2 cubic feet of cargo with all seats in place, and up to 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Efficiency and Power

The 2016 Honda Pilot offers a more powerful V6 engine that can tow up to 5,000 pounds when it’s properly equipped. The 2016 Honda CR-V relies on a very efficient 2.4L four-cylinder engine that can pull up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. While both vehicles offer class-competitive fuel economy figures, you’ll find that the CR-V is more efficient.

  • The Honda Pilot earns up to 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission, or 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and nine-speed automatic transmission in EPA estimates.
  • The Honda CR-V earns up to 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined rating from the EPA with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission. With all-wheel drive those figures drop slightly to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.

You can see that both are efficient, but the Pilot offers more power, and sacrifices a bit of efficiency.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, the leading Elgin area Honda dealership at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, we have both the Honda Pilot and the Honda CR-V in stock. Visit us today or contact us for more information about these two leading sport utility vehicles!

*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.