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2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Honda Pilot 2016 Volkswagen Touareg
10.2 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 11.8 l/100km
280 HP Horsepower 280 HP
109.2 cu. ft. Max Cargo Capacity 64.0 cu. ft.
171.4 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 135.7 cu. ft.

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

After its monumental changes leading into the 2016 model year, we can’t stop talking about how incredible the all-new Honda Pilot is. With its completely new style and host of great enhancements and upgrades, it’s one of the most exciting crossovers on the market today in our opinion. We thought we’d prove our opinion by seeing how it measures up against one of its biggest competitors, and we decided to choose a vehicle that happened to debut the same year. So we compared the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda Pilot

Look at the table above, it’s easy to see that the two crossovers are somewhat similar, but the Honda Pilot has quite a few advantages as well. Starting from the top of the table, on average the Pilot delivers a better combined fuel efficiency of 1.6 litres every 100 kilometres driven. That’s not a massive advantage, but it will save you quite a bit of money at the gas pump over time.

The next row makes it seem like the Touareg gets a break as both crossovers deliver 280 horsepower. But what the table doesn’t show, is that the Honda crossover weighs over 600 lbs. less than the Volkswagen, which means it needs less power to do the same things. But space is where the Pilot really pulls ahead of the Touareg.

With the seats folded flat, the Honda Pilot offers 109.2 cubic feet of max cargo capacity, which is a whopping 45.2 cu. ft. more than the Volkswagen Touareg offers. Even with the seats up and filled with passengers, the Pilot offers more space than the Touareg. In fact, it offers an extra 36.7 cu. ft. of space for you and your friends or family to stretch out and get comfortable in.

If you added all of these great advantages up and decided the 2016 Honda Pilot is the right midsize crossover for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website. If any questions arise, don’t hesitate to give us a call right here at the sales desk.


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