2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Honda Odyssey

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey both provide three rows of seating — they’re the only Honda vehicles to do so. So, it’s reasonable that you might be trying to decide between the Pilot, a three-row crossover, and the Odyssey, a more traditional minivan, here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. Which one will be best for your needs? Find out below exactly how they compare!

Efficiency and Power

Maybe the biggest difference between these two vehicles is the availability of all-wheel drive on the 2016 Honda Pilot. If you need the added traction and confidence provided by four-wheel drive, then the Pilot might be the better bet. The Pilot also offers more towing capacity, at 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, while the 2016 Honda Odyssey offers up to 3,500 pounds. They are essentially equals when it comes to efficiency, but the Honda Pilot does make a bit more power. Take a look at the specs:

  • 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. It makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque with a 3.5L V6.
  • The Honda Odyssey earns 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway/22 mpg combined based on EPA estimates with front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. It makes 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque with its 3.5L V6.

Seating, Cargo, and Passenger Space

The 2016 Honda Odyssey does have an advantage when it comes to cargo and seating capacity. While the 2016 Honda Pilot will fit 16.5 cubic feet of luggage behind the rear seats, the Odyssey will fit 38.4 cubic feet. While the Pilot has a maximum cargo capacity of 83.9 cubic feet, the Odyssey offers a whole lot more at 148.5 cubic feet of space. The Odyssey also offers more seating space — the Pilot has 152.9 cubic feet of cabin space, compared to the 172.6 cubic feet offered by the Odyssey.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your 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 Odyssey in stock. Visit us today or contact us if you would like to learn more about either one of these leading family 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.