• 2016 Honda Pilot

Discover the Outstanding Roominess of One of the Driving World’s Most Spacious 8-Passenger SUVs

The SUV and crossover market has really exploded in recent years as consumers are becoming increasingly smitten with the versatility of these functional, economical vehicles.

One of the attributes drivers love most in SUVs is their impressive roominess—especially compared with their cousins, the passenger cars of the world. SUVs are roomier and boast greater capability than cars while also being smaller and better-handling than a minivan.

One of the roomiest 8-passenger SUVs currently on the market is the 2016 Honda Pilot. Keep reading, and we’ll explore this impressive nameplate in depth, including how its spaciousness measures up against competitors.

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2016 Honda Pilot

Seating Capacity

The Honda Pilot provides impressive seating capacity for up to eight passengers—plenty of space for anybody you need to take along.

An available One-Touch 2nd-Row Seat (offered in the Pilot EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims) slides forward at the touch of a button, allowing second-row passengers to adjust their legroom and enabling third-row seat occupants to more easily enter and exit the Pilot.
In the Pilot Elite trim, second-row passengers can further enjoy the supreme comfort of perforated, heated captain’s chairs.

Compared to the Grand Cherokee: The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a major rival of the Honda Pilot, offers seating for just five passengers.

Compared to the Explorer: Another of the Pilot’s leading rivals, the 2016 Ford Explorer, can accommodate only seven occupants.

2016 Honda Pilot Seating

Inner Space

When it comes to interior room, the Honda Pilot provides up to an impressive 153.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, also offering up to 40.1 inches of front headroom, up to 40.9 inches of middle headroom, and 38.9 inches of rear headroom.

In terms of legroom, the Pilot features 40.9 inches in the front, 38.4 inches in the second row, and 31.9 inches in the third row.

Shoulder room is 62.0 inches in both the front and middle seats and 57.6 inches in the third-row seat.

Hip room in the Pilot is 59.1 inches in the front seat, 57.3 inches in the second-row seat, and 44.6 inches in the third-row seat.

Compared to the Grand Cherokee: In the two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee, passenger volume is only 105.4 cubic feet. Front headroom is just 39.9 inches, while second-row headroom is only 39.2 inches. Front legroom in the Grand Cherokee is only 40.3 inches, while front shoulder room is just 58.7 inches and second-row shoulder room is only 58.0 inches. Hip room is just 57.0 inches in the front and 56.2 inches in the second row.

Compared to the Highlander: Rival vehicle the 2016 Toyota Highlander provides only 144.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, up to 39.9 inches of second-row headroom, and 35.9 inches of rear headroom. In terms of legroom, the Highlander offers just 27.7 inches in the third row. Shoulder room is only 59.3 inches in the first row, 59.6 inches in the second row, and 55.0 inches in the third row. Hip room is just 57.2 inches in the front, 57.1 inches in the middle row, and 45.6 inches in the rear.

Compared to the Explorer: The Ford Explorer offers maximum passenger volume of only 151.6 cubic feet. Second-row headroom in the Explorer is just 40.6 inches, while third-row headroom is only 37.8 inches. Shoulder room is just 61.5 inches in the first row, 61.0 inches in the second row, and 50.8 inches in the third row; and first-row hip room is just 57.3 inches, with second-row hip room of 56.8 inches, and third-row hip room of 40.7 inches.

Cargo Capacity

When drivers need to pack in luggage, groceries, sporting equipment, and anything else that needs to be hauled along, the capacious Pilot provides up to 109.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the front seats.

The Pilot also provides a standard 60/40-split, flat-folding third-row bench seat that enables versatility in adjusting cargo and seating space; when a passenger needs to sit in the third row but there is also long or bulky cargo to accommodate, drivers can simply lower part of the rear seat to make room for the cargo while also leaving seating space for the passenger.

Compared to the Grand Cherokee: When it comes to cargo volume, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers maximum cargo space of just 68.3 cubic feet behind the front row with its rear seats folded.

Compared to the Explorer: The Ford Explorer has only 81.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the first-row seats.

Compared to the Highlander: The Toyota Highlander provides only up to 83.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the first row.

2016 Honda Pilot Cargo

Stretch Out in Incredible Space

Drivers can take an in-person look at the amazingly roomy 2016 Honda Pilot at any Capital Region Honda Dealers location.

Visit or contact any of our affiliated dealerships today to learn more about the Pilot and its many impressive attributes. A knowledgeable member of our team will be glad to walk you through the Pilot’s various options and features, answer all your questions, and then get the keys in your hand and put you behind the wheel for a test drive.

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Capital Region Honda Dealers
Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.