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When searching for your next SUV, you know that you can turn to the Honda lineup for a variety of options, including the new Honda Pilot and CR-V. While both midsize models are capable of going on your adventures in Carmel and are spacious, they aren’t quite the same. At first glance, a notable difference between the Honda Pilot and CR-V is that the Pilot can be upgraded to seat up to 8 people while the CR-V maxes its seating capacity out at 5 people. However, the distinctions don’t stop there, so join Penske Honda below and find out other details to keep in mind as you explore the new Honda CR-V vs. Pilot!
Both SUVs are well worth their price tags, but you might have a budget that you want to follow for your next vehicle in Fishers. The CR-V starts at a lower MSRP for the entry-level model, but the cost shouldn’t be the only thing to consider. Here are the starting prices for both lineups:
Regardless of which model fits your lifestyle better, Penske Honda has rotating special offers to help you save on your purchase!
So what should I look at besides the price tag? For one, the performance of the new CR-V vs. Pilot appeals to certain priorities. The CR-V is more fuel-efficient than the Pilot, and you can expect to navigate the Westfield roads quickly and easily, especially compared to a 3rd-row Pilot. On the other hand, the Honda Pilot’s strong suit is sheer strength, providing nearly 100 hp more than the CR-V. While neither one is objectively better than the other, you will find either efficiency or powerful performance to be more important. See the specs for both base models below:
2022 Honda Pilot Sport 2WD with 9-speed automatic transmission:
2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT:
You should also consider the interior space. Again, how many people will you drive around on a daily basis? If you have a big family, you’re going to have to look at an upgraded Honda Pilot model. If not, you’re back to the initial Pilot vs. CR-V dilemma. Still, even when looking at models from both lineups that can seat up to 5 people, the Pilot offers extra passenger and cargo volume. This doesn’t make it better than the CR-V though– if you don’t need that much space, then you’ll be happy to know that the CR-V has an ample amount of space for all 5 people and your belongings as well! Check out the differences in interior specs below:
2022 Honda Pilot Sport 2WD:
2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD:
Whether you have a pretty good idea of which Honda SUV you’ll be taking home, or you’re still deciding, Penske Honda would like to invite you over for a test drive. This way, you’ll see these models in person, and our staff members will be able to immediately answer any questions that you have! Reach out to us now, and feel free to apply for financing online if you’d like.
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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.
**20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
***28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.