2018 Honda Pilot Vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda PilotSo you’re looking at a crossover. Welcome to the club. The crossover is currently the most sought-after vehicle type in the automotive marketplace and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Consumers love the high riding, cargo-friendly vehicles.

Honda offers two of the best in the form of the Pilot and CR-V. Our friends at Autotrader.com took a deep dive into the differences between the two vehicles. Specifically, they compared the 2018 version of the Pilot and the CR-V side by side.

Size Matters

It’s obvious at first glance that the 2018 Pilot is a bigger vehicle than the 2018 CR-V. To be precise, the Pilot is eighteen inches longer, six inches wider, and five inches taller than the CR-V. That means you can haul more passengers and gear in the Pilot, but maneuverability is going to be a little easier in the CR-V.

A Tale of Two Interiors

When it comes to the inside of the two vehicles, both come well equipped with high-quality options. The CR-V’s interior and layout does appear a bit more modern than that of the Pilot. The Pilot comes with the coveted third row of seating that many larger families desire. Both vehicles, however, provide an amazing amount of cargo storing capacity for their size.

What’s Under The Hood?

The 2018 Honda CR-V is available with two engine choices: a 2.4L engine generating 184 HP, or a 1.5L turbocharged option delivering 190 HP. The 2018 Pilot, on the other hand, comes standard in all trim levels with a 3.5L V6 engine that’s good for 280 HP. Power advantage goes to the Pilot and fuel efficiency advantage is awarded to the CR-V. No surprise there.

Tech Toys

Both the 2018 Pilot and CR-V come with an amazing amount of tech toys including a 7-inch audio display screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® on the midrange EX trim and up. The higher you go up the trim ladder, the more you’ll get features like a navigation system, premium audio, wireless charging station, and more.

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The Verdict?

It’s impossible to make a blanket recommendation for either vehicle without knowing the particulars of each consumer’s needs. Why not let the pros at Honda North help you decide which is the right choice for you? We have an amazing selection to choose from, and friendly and knowledgeable product specialists to help you through every step of the decision process.