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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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New 2021 Toyota 4Runner

2021 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$36,340 to $50,470
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $33,433 to $46,431
MPG - City 19 - 20 16
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Pilot will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Toyota 4Runner, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Pilot, which is slightly longer than the Toyota 4Runner.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda Pilot will do just as well as the Toyota 4Runner, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Toyota 4Runner, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Honda Pilot has less cargo space than the Toyota 4Runner, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.