A key attraction for consumers when purchasing an SUV is space: room for their family, their co-workers, their teammates—whomever they need to transport on a day-to-day basis.
The SUV and crossover market has grown hugely in the United States, with consumers increasingly favoring vehicles that are smaller and easier to maneuver than vans but still offer plentiful space to accommodate a large number of passengers.
In the SUV space, when it comes to roominess, one vehicle stands out above the crowd: the 2016 Honda Pilot. Passenger volume and capacity offered in the award-winning Pilot is greater than in many of its leading competitors, including:
- Ford Explorer
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sorento
- Subaru Outback
- Toyota RAV4
- Toyota Highlander
With impressive interior space offered over the competition combined with the Pilot’s many other impeccable assets, it’s no wonder this high-quality, high-performing SUV has received some of the highest honors in the automotive industry.
How the Pilot Measures Up
The powerfully performing Pilot hit the market with a lineup of five models for the 2016 year, each with its own array of trims:
- Honda Pilot LX:
- MSRP $30,145 for the 2WD model*
- MSRP $31,945 for the AWD model*
- Honda Pilot EX
- MSRP $32,580 for the 2WD model*
- MSRP $34,380 for the AWD model*
- MSRP $33,580 for the 2WD with Honda Sensing model*
- Honda Pilot EX-L
- MSRP $36,055 for the 2WD model*
- MSRP $37,855 for the AWD model*
- MSRP $37,055 for the 2WD with Honda Sensing model*
- MSRP $38,855 for the AWD with Honda Sensing model*
- MSRP $37,055 for the 2WD with Navi model*
- MSRP $38,855 for the AWD with Navi model*
- MSRP $37,655 for the 2WD with Rear Entertainment System model*
- MSRP $39,455 for the AWD with Rear Entertainment System model*
- Honda Pilot Touring
- MSRP $41,170 for the 2WD model*
- MSRP $42,970 for the AWD model*
- Honda Pilot Elite, MSRP $46,570*
Passenger volume varies slightly among these models.
The LX and EX models boast seating for eight passengers and offer 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.
The EX-L models and Touring models also provide seating for eight passengers and offer 151.7 cubic feet of passenger volume.
The Elite model has seating for seven passengers and offers 153.1 cubic feet of passenger volume.
How the Competition Measures Up
The 2016 Ford Explorer only offers seating for seven passengers and features passenger volume of 151.6 cubic feet.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee models only offer seating for five passengers and provide only 105.4 cubic feet of passenger volume.
The 2016 Kia Sorento models offer seating options for five passengers or seven passengers. Passenger volume ranges from 146.4 cubic feet to 154.2 cubic feet.
The 2016 Subaru Outback models only feature seating for five passengers and offer just 108.1 cubic feet of passenger volume.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 only accommodates five passengers and offers only 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume without a moonroof or 100.7 cubic feet of passenger volume with a moonroof.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander offers seating for seven or eight. Front/second/third-row passenger volume is 61.7/52.8/30.4 cubic feet in some models and 59.9/51.9/30.4 cubic feet in other models.
Take the Captain’s Seat in the Impressive Pilot
Drivers can experience the supremely roomy 2016 Honda Pilot at the Capital Region Honda Dealers family of dealerships. Visit or contact one of our eight locations today to schedule a test drive.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.