New Honda Pilot vs. Honda CR-V Comparison

Honda Pilot driving on a dirt road

Honda Pilot 

Honda CR-V taking a turn on a dirt road

Honda CR-V 

Thinking about buying a new Honda CR-V or Pilot? Check out our Honda CR-V vs. Pilot comparison below to see which SUV is best suited to your specific needs. At our Honda dealership near San Diego, we have a great selection of new CR-V trims and Pilot models available, so don't hesitate to schedule a test-drive and see what we have available for you.

Whether you'd like to get behind the wheel of a spacious Honda SUV or have questions about the new CR-V specs, you'll be pleased with the assistance you receive from us. Visit Mossy Honda Lemon Grove today and we'll help you secure a new Pilot lease or CR-V financing offer today.

Interior dash of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot INTERIOR

Interior dash of the Honda CR-V


Compare Honda Pilot vs. CR-V Specs & Performance1

When comparing Honda SUV specs, you'll want to compare efficiency, horsepower and towing. When it comes to efficiency, the Honda CR-V comes out on top as the more compact model. It also has a hybrid engine that offers even greater mpg ratings.

If pure power is what you seek, the Honda Pilot with its standard 3.5-liter V6 engine is the right choice for you. This 285-horsepower engine can conquer any road, and if you'd like to hitch up a trailer or equipment, you can do so confidently knowing that the Pilot towing capacity can handle up to 5,000 pounds.

Honda Pilot

  • Hybrid Option: No
  • Standard Engine: 3.5-liter V6
  • Max Horsepower: 285
  • Max Towing (lbs.): 5,000

Honda CR-V

  • Hybrid Option: Yes
  • Standard Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged
  • Max Horsepower: 204
  • Max Towing (lbs.): 1,500

Compare Honda Pilot vs. CR-V Interior & Safety Features1

Open up the door to either SUV and you'll see more differences between the Honda Pilot and Honda CR-V. The new Pilot is much larger, boasting more passenger space and cargo volume. The three-row, 8-passenger Honda Pilot SUV is a great choice for growing families.

However, both SUVs offer the standard Honda Sensing® safety suite and available luxuries like a premium Bose® sound system. When it comes to technology, each model is similar, so the main differences will come down to the interior space and configurations.

The Honda Pilot parked by a lake

Honda Pilot

  • Max Seating Capacity: 8
  • Honda Sensing® Safety Suite: Standard
  • Available Sound System: Bose®
  • Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 111.8
  • Max Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 158.4

The Honda CR-V parked by a cliff

Honda CR-V

  • Max Seating Capacity: 5
  • Honda Sensing® Safety Suite: Standard
  • Available Sound System: Bose®
  • Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 76.5
  • Max Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 106

Buy a New Honda CR-V or Pilot in Lemon Grove, CA

Want to take a closer look at the new Honda Pilot or CR-V? Stop by our nearby Honda dealer and we'll get you the keys so you can get behind the wheel for yourself. Visit us and upgrade to a new Honda SUV you'll love for miles and miles at Mossy Honda Lemon Grove!

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1 Specs may change per model year. See dealer for details.