Many drivers are choosing SUV’s are their next vehicle because of the convenience, space, and functionality they can provide. As drivers are browsing through models, they will be confronted by the Honda Pilot and the Toyota 4Runner. While at first these two models may seem to be very similar, a closer look reveals that the 2016 Honda Pilot is the clear choice over the Toyota 4Runner.
Honda Pilot Vs Toyota 4Runner: Fuel Economy
The fuel industry fluctuates. People do not know what they will have to pay for gasoline tomorrow. Even if it is cheap today, anything could happen that could impact the price at the pump. While that factor is out of one’s control, there is much that the individual can do to ensure that the price of gas does not break the proverbial bank. They can choose a vehicle with superior fuel economy. The 2016 Honda Pilot gets 20/27 MPG city/high*, while the 4Runner lags behind, with 17/21 MPG city/highway*.
Honda Pilot Vs Toyota 4Runner: Space
The reason that most consumers choose the SUV is that they want something that can carry their family. They need to be able to bring everyone out for a day trip, or perhaps transport the entire Little League baseball team. Space is the central consideration. If developers make a compromise with space, then one wonders why they even bothered to manufacture an SUV. Fortunately, reviewers point out that the 2016 Honda Pilot has abundant space to accommodate all of the family needs. This is not the same for the 4Runner, for which reviews have critiqued the third row as being extremely cramped.
Honda Pilot Vs Toyota 4Runner: Safety
Many people flock to the SUV because it provides a safe atmosphere. It has the mechanisms in place to prevent and accident and to protect the passengers in the event of an accident. This is expectation is justified for the Honda Pilot. It received an overall crash rating of five stars. The 4Runner still has a good safety rating, but with an overall crash test rating of 4 stars, it is clear that the Honda Pilot is the safer option.
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*Based on 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.
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