2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

Take a good look at the SUV market and the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda Pilot will stand out as clear frontrunners. Our experts at Tamaroff Honda can help you decide which model matches your lifestyle and your budget. See why these models are such popular choices within the SUV segment.

Price and Residual Value

When comparing the two models in the two-wheel drive LX trims, the 2016 Honda CR-V has a starting MSRP of $23,745* and the 2016 Honda Pilot has a starting MSRP of $30,145*. Both of these models hold onto their ALG Residual Values beautifully. After 60 months of ownership, both retain 46 percent of their initial values. In terms of investment, you are safe with either purchase.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Your driving needs and preferences may dictate which vehicle ultimately suits you the best. Both feature great powertrains under the hood, but their styles differ on the road. The Honda CR-V has a 2.4L engine with 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque for robust power with fantastic handling. It features terrific fuel economy figures. With two-wheel drive, it has an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway**. Overall, the CR-V offers a well-balanced ride with plenty of power and exceptional efficiency. This SUV might be a great choice for frequent commuters who need to maximize savings at the gas pump.

What if you’d prefer a little extra horsepower under the hood? Then the Honda Pilot may be the choice for you. The Honda Pilot has a 3.5L engine with 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque for serious performance. The Honda Pilot has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway when paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission in two-wheel drive**. Between the ample horsepower and the all-wheel drive configuration, the Honda Pilot is well-equipped to handle a weekend adventure over any terrain.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Both the Pilot and the CR-V are comfortable for both drivers and passengers. If you have a moderate amount of passengers or a small family, then choose the Honda CR-V. The CR-V provides seating for five passengers to stretch out and relax. The Honda Pilot is recommended for larger families and drivers who always have a full cabin. This model can seat seven passengers. If that’s not enough, Honda even offers the option to seat eight with the proper configuration.

In the CR-V, cargo is easy to load in and out with a powered tailgate and 70.9 cubic feet of space. You can also maximize the dimensions through the versatile 60/40 splitting rear seat. If you need more room, then go with the Pilot for up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Like the CR-V, there is also a third row that folds to a 60/40 split design for added flexibility.


Models have steering wheel mounted controls for hands-free calling and texting through Bluetooth. There is also a rearview camera for easy reversing and parking. When you need to charge devices, a set of outlets ensures that your electronics never run out of power. The HR-V comes with three power outlets, while the CR-V has two outlets.

Both models also offer power windows and power door locks that operate with just the touch of a button. The side mirrors are painted the same color as the body of the vehicle for a sleek and seamless appearance. For easy access into the vehicle, use the standard remote for secure keyless entry.


Honda equipped both models with plenty of standard and optional safety features to create secure ride in any scenario. Models are also designed with a rigid structure to distribute energy and defend occupants in the event of a collision.

The Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot both include a rearview camera that shows you the surrounding area from multiple angles. Additionally, you can expect all of the basic safety features like complete airbag systems and stability systems.

If you’re looking for some of the most cutting-edge features around, then consider the optional driver’s assistance features through Honda Sensing.

  • Lane Departure Warning will warn you if you drift out of the lane without a turn signal.
  • Forward Collision Warning can help prevent collisions by monitoring the motions of nearby vehicles with sensor technology.
  • If you have Lane Keep Assist, then the system will center you to ensure that you stay in your lane.

Visit Tamaroff Honda Today

Come test drive the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda Pilot. Contact us online for more information, and schedule your test drive with an expert. Both models are exceptional choices at the top of our recommendation list.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.