|2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Nissan Pathfinder|
|12.4 City/8.8 Hwy||Fuel Economy Rating (l/100km)||11.9 City/8.6 Hwy|
|280 HP||Horsepower||260 HP|
|Yes||Available All-Wheel Drive||No|
2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
The balance of hauling cargo and passengers isn’t always going to be equal. One day you may need seating for eight, while the next, it’s just you and your co-pilot with a futon for you son’s dorm room in the back. Fortunately, in today’s automotive world, there are a variety of flexible options to fit your daily needs and lifestyle. When it comes to third row SUVs, the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Honda Pathfinder comparison will help to draw out the similarities within this segment but also highlight key differences that can make or break your decision.
The second and third rows within the Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder can be folded down to provide additional space and accommodate awkward or cumbersome items. Also, when properly equipped, both of these crossover SUVs are able tow up to 2,268 kg. In the Honda Pilot, family vehicle meets weekend warrior creating a do-it-all crossover.
One of the primary concerns with the purchase of a larger vehicle is the fuel economy. Nobody enjoys pumping their paycheck away at the gas station, but rather than place a gas-guzzling beast beneath the hood, Honda and Nissan have found a modest compromise. Honda stakes a strong case in the way in horsepower and efficiency thanks to its 3.5L DI engine. Also to note, the 2016 Honda Pilot is available in 2WD and AWD models while the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder uses a selectable dial that allows the driver to either manually or automatically switch between 2WD and 4WD.
Key Differences Between the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder
The 2016 Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder are both spacious people haulers, but the Pilot makes room for three passengers in both its second and third bench row of seating. (Captain’s chairs are also available.) And don’t worry about clambering in and out of the back, hunched over in attempt to duck down because the available one-touch second-row seats make climbing in and out a cinch. Even better yet, the tri-zone automatic climate control keeps everyone comfortable no matter whether it’s the coldest day of the year or a scorching summer.
Wherever you may be traveling, head there with confidence; even if your co-pilot who is holding the map upside down isn’t exactly the most dependable navigator, the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with bilingual Voice Recognition certainly is. The multi-angle rearview camera also gives you a better view when parking or trailering, and the Honda Sensing Technologies include advanced technology like: Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Information.
Have fun and travel safely with friends and family members in the latest Honda Pilot model. To learn more about safety, performance, technology, and more, please do not hesitate to get in contact with one of our Wheaton Honda team members. We also encourage you to sign up for a test drive to get a better idea of what the 2016 Pilot has to offer, and what you’ve been missing out on.