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2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota 4Runner

2016 Honda Pilot 2016 Toyota 4Runner
280-hp, 3.5-litre, V6 Engine 270-hp, 4.0-litre, V6
13.0 city / 9.3 highway* Fuel Economy (L/100 km) - AWD 14.2 city / 11.1 highway
2,268 kg Maximum Towing Capacity 2,268 kg
8 passengers Maximum Seating Capacity 7 passengers

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota 4Runner

If you’re in search of a new car and you’re considering an SUV, you have a lot of options. While there are quite a few vehicles to choose from, the Honda Pilot has consistently been one of the most popular models in its class. We’ve already discussed the Pilot vs the Toyota Highlander, one of its biggest competitors; however, that is not the only Toyota vehicle that’s a worthy opponent in the SUV class.

The Toyota 4Runner has also consistently been a popular choice for SUV shoppers. If you’re trying to choose between these two models we’ll go over the similarities and differences in our look at the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota 4Runner.

The 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota 4Runner are both powerful SUVs with a lot of capability and versatile interiors. Each model is powered by a V6 engine and can tow up to 2,268 kg with the right equipment. The Pilot and 4Runner both also have a lot of excellent available features like a rearview camera, multi-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, 20-inch wheels, and much more. So, which model is the best choice?

Key Differences Between the 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota 4Runner

2016 Honda Pilot features, technology, and interior styling

The areas where the 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota 4Runner differ is where we can see the Pilot emerge as the superior vehicle. Though both models have V6 engines, the Pilot’s engine is a little more powerful than the 4Runner’s. Despite this, the Pilot is also quite a bit more efficient than the 4Runner, with better city and highway fuel economy ratings. If seating is important to you, the Pilot also has room for 1 more passenger than the 4Runner as well.

When it comes to the value of the Honda Pilot and Toyota 4Runner, the Pilot once again rises above. The Pilot has some features available across its lineup that are not available for the 4Runner, like high-tech driver assistance features. With more to offer, you’d think the Pilot would be the less affordable vehicle, however the opposite is actually true. The starting MSRP for the Pilot’s base trim is $35,490 while the MSRP for the 4Runner’s base trim is $43,790. Keep in mind these are just the MSRP numbers and the dealership prices will vary, but overall the Pilot is more affordable.

With more value, better efficiency, more power, and more versatility, the Pilot once again wins a matchup against a Toyota model, this time the 4Runner. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Honda Pilot, you can find it right here at Wheaton Honda. For more information about the Pilot SUV, we encourage you to reach out to our staff here at our Edmonton dealership by filling out the form below.


*Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada’s 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – use for comparison only.

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