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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $32,550 to $50,220
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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Invoice* $29,764 to $45,881 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 82.1 - 83.9 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine V-6 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Volkswagen ID.4. The Volkswagen ID.4 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Honda Pilot, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Volkswagen ID.4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Pilot and the Volkswagen ID.4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Pilot, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Pilot greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda Pilot transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Volkswagen ID.4, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Pilot is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen ID.4.