The 2016 Honda Pilot vs. the 2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda CR-V are both versatile crossover utility vehicles that deliver efficiency, smart design, high-tech features, and exceptional safety scores. Either one could be perfect for your family here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. If you’re having trouble deciding which one is the right Honda crossover for you, we encourage you to read on to find out how they compare!

Seating, Cargo, and Passenger Space

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

One major difference between these two is that the 2016 Honda CR-V is a compact crossover that seats up to five, while the 2016 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover that seats up to eight.

Beyond the difference in seating capacity, there is also a difference in cabin space and cargo space. You can see for yourself how both vehicles match up:

  • The Honda Pilot is able to fit up to 16.5 cubic feet of luggage behind the rear seats, and up to 83.9 cubic feet of luggage with the second and third rows folded down.
  • The Honda CR-V is able to fit up to 37.2 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats in place and up to 70.9 cubic feet of luggage total.

Efficiency and Power

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda Pilot comes standard with a 280 hp 3.5L V6 that allows it to pull up to 5,000 pounds when it’s properly equipped. The 2016 Honda CR-V relies on a very efficient 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine that still enables up to 3,000 pounds of towing capacity.

Either will deliver impressive fuel economy for its class, but it’s clear that the CR-V will be more efficient:

  • The Honda Pilot achieves 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/22 mpg combined when upgraded to the optional nine-speed automatic transmission, based on EPA estimates.
  • The Honda CR-V is rated at up to 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined based on EPA estimates with continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

Find the Honda Pilot and Honda CR-V today at Community Honda of Orland Park at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. Community Honda of Orland Park is the leading Frankfort and Orland park area Honda dealer, so come visit us today!


*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.