2016 Honda Pilot

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The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee might both appeal to shoppers here in Frankfort and Orland Park, IL who want a versatile crossover utility vehicle. There are some major differences between these two, however, and they go deeper than just sheet metal. These two vehicles actually fit into different categories all together, so you should definitely check out our comparison below to see how they compare side by side!

Interior Volume

The 2016 Honda Pilot provides seating for up to eight passengers. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee only gives you five seats. If you need that third row of seating, then there’s no way around it and the Pilot will be a better choice.

It follows to reason that the larger Pilot will not only offer more seats, but more cargo capacity. The Pilot can fit up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats down while the Jeep Cherokee will only fit up to 54.9 cubic feet. The Pilot also offers more headroom and hiproom in both the front and second rows than the Cherokee does. That means more room for your passengers to stretch out.


The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5L V6 standard. This engine makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee can be purchased with either a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 184 hp or a 3.2L V6 that only makes 271 hp. You can see that no matter what, the Pilot offers more muscle.

Fuel Economy

It’s not surprising that the four-cylinder 2016 Jeep Cherokee gets a few more miles per gallon than the 2016 Honda Pilot. But when you compare V6 models, you’ll find that the two crossovers aren’t that far off. The top-tier Pilot with a nine-speed automatic earns 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined* according to EPA estimates with front-wheel drive, while the Cherokee with the 3.2L V6 nets 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway/24 mpg combined. When you consider the ample extra power you get behind the wheel of the Pilot, it’s more than an even trade-off!


The 2016 Jeep Cherokee received an unremarkable “Marginal” score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Small Overlap Front crash test. Meanwhile, the 2016 Honda Pilot earned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the IIHS, with “Good” scores in every crash test, including the Small Front Overlap Crash test.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Find your 2016 Honda Pilot here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we’re on hand to show Orland Park and Frankfort area drivers the latest and greatest in the Honda lineup, including the new Pilot. We hope to see you soon!

*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.