2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Honda Pilot
Drivers looking for a functional SUV have a lot of options to choose from, but two of the very best are the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Honda Pilot. Each offers ample levels of space, a powerful engine, a long list of features, and an accessible price. As exceptional as both vehicles are, there are important differences between the two models. Read thorough this simple comparison to help you determine which Honda can better meet your needs. Then plan on visiting Silko Honda in Raynham to check them both out in person.
Both Vehicles at a Glance
- Low Introductory Price: The 2015 Honda CR-V starts at just $23,320*
- Very Efficient: Get up to 34 mpg on the highway when driving a 2015 CR-V**
- Smart Safety Features: Designed to predict and prevent accidents
- Powerful Standard Engine: Every Pilot comes with a V6
- Big Cargo Capacity: Up to 87 cubic feet of space to work with
- Ample Seating Space: Comfortably transport up to eight passengers
How Much Space Do You Need?
The clearest difference between these two vehicles is the size. The 2015 Honda CR-V is considered a compact crossover SUV, while the 2015 Honda Pilot is considered a full-sized SUV. Both vehicles offer lots of space for passengers and cargo, but the Pilot simply offers more of it.
If you regularly travel with lots of cargo, long items, or a full crew of passengers, the increased capacity of the Pilot will come in handy. If you need space but like to be behind the wheel of something that is agile on the road and easy to park, the more modestly-sized CR-V might be the better option.
How Do You Prefer to Drive?
If you like the feel of a larger vehicle but don’t regularly head out on rough terrain or carry heavy loads, the smaller powertrain in the 2015 Honda CR-V delivers everything you need. The 2.4L four-cylinder is rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. And thanks to that smaller engine, the CR-V achieves fuel efficiency ratings as high as 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. **
If you need both size and strength, look first at the 2015 Honda Pilot. Every trim comes with a 3.5L V6 engine puts out 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque with all-wheel drive optional. When properly equipped, this vehicle can tow up to 4500 pounds meaning you have the space for people and gear, and the capability to haul a camper or boat behind you.
What is Your Car-Buying Budget and Which Features Do You Want?
The 2015 Honda CR-V is more affordable, with an MSPR starting at just $23,320*, and thanks to the great gas mileage and reputation for reliability, this vehicle fits easily into your budget. The 2015 Honda Pilot costs more at $29,870, but the extra money you are paying buys you lots more space and power.*
Honda is known for building affordable vehicles that are still impressively appointed, and these two models are no different. At lower level trims, expect to find the features you would expect like cruise control, air conditioning and even Bluetooth connectivity. At the highest-level trims, enjoy premium features like integrated navigation, HD radio, heated seats, and leather upholstery.
Which SUV is Right for You?
- You can’t go wrong with either of these vehicles, but eventually you will have to select one over the other.
The 2015 Honda CR-V is the right choice if you want to spend less on gas and car payments and need a larger vehicle than a sedan that is not a burden to drive.
- The 2015 Honda Pilot is the right choice if you need seating for lots of passengers, practically endless amounts of cargo room, and the ability to tow a trailer.
Test Drive Your New SUV at Silko Honda
Both of these vehicles are available now a Silko Honda in Raynham. Visit us seven days a week to test drive one of them or both of them if you are still trying to make up your mind. And count on our friendly sales staff to answer all your questions and help you find the vehicle that meets more of your needs.
* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
** 27 city/34 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD. 26 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.