The 2013 Honda Pilot vs. the 2013 Toyota 4Runner

2013 Honda PilotThe 2013 Honda Pilot is an excellent choice for anyone shopping for a versatile full-size crossover SUV near Easton, and we’re proud to offer it at Silko Honda in Raynham, MA. The Pilot, which had the distinction of winning Car and Driver’s Best Large SUV award every year from 2003 to 2008, is back for 2013 to compete in an increasingly crowded field of crossovers. One name that the Pilot has always competed with is the Toyota 4Runner. Let is how these two famous vehicles compare for the 2013 model year.

Power and Performance

Both the 2013 Honda Pilot LX and the 2013 Toyota 4Runner SR5 come equipped with a powerful V6 engine. While the bigger 4.0L V6 in the 4Runner edges out the 3.5L V6 in the Pilot in terms of horsepower, the Pilot gets significantly better gas mileage. The 2013 Pilot LX with automatic transmission achieves 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway,* which tops the 17 mpg in the city/22 mpg highway of the 2013 4Runner SR5.

If you opt for four-wheel drive on the Pilot, you also get the added off-road ability provided by a limited slip differential and a rear locking differential. Neither feature is available on the 4Runner.

Safety and Security

The 2013 Pilot comes out ahead of the 2013 4Runner when it comes to safety ratings. While the two are evenly matched in most tests, the Pilot beats the 4Runner in rollover safety, front passenger, and front driver crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both get front, front side, and side curtain airbags, as well as active head restraints in the front and second row, but the Pilot has active head restraints in the third row as well.

Another important standard safety feature the Pilot gets is a rearview camera; it also gets a stereo anti-theft system. Both of those features are optional or unavailable on the 4Runner.

Come to Silko Honda

If you’re looking for a family-hauling off-roader, then the 2013 Honda Pilot is likely for you. Come visit Silko Honda for a test drive. We’re located at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, just 20 minutes southeast of Easton, so come visit us today. We hope to see you soon!

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.