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2020 Honda CR-V

VS
2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT

vs.

2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD with 6-speed automatic transmission
$25,050 MSRP*

Starting Price

$31,550 MSRP*
2.4L I-4

Engine Configuration

3.5L V6
190 hp

Horsepower

280 hp
28 city mpg/ 34 hwy mpg with CVT**

Fuel Economy

27 hwy mpg/ 20 city mpg with 6-speed automatic transmission***
105.9 cu ft

Passenger Volume

152.9 cu ft
75.8 cu ft

Cargo Volume

83.8 cu ft

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Honda Pilot


If you’re in the market for a reliable SUV to take your Union and South Plainfield commute to the next level, then you may be considering the 2020 Honda CR-V or the 2020 Honda Pilot. Both of these updated SUVs enable you to take advantage of incredible performance specs and interior dimensions to offer the proper support you expect from a Honda SUV, but that’s just the beginning. Find out which is right for you with this Honda CR-V vs. Pilot comparison at VIP Honda.

Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot: Starting Price

One of the first things customers will want to compare is how these SUVs differ in starting price. If you’re looking to save a little, the CR-V may be your best best, but if you want to upgrade to the Pilot, you don’t have to worry about going over budget. Drivers will have four trim levels to choose from within both lineups and for the incredible prices for both models, you can enjoy similar features such as the Honda Sensing safety suite and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. Take a look at the starting price for both base models, below:

  • 2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD: $25,050 MSRP*
  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD: $31,550 MSRP*

Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot: Performance Specs

In addition to an enticing starting price, SUV drivers want a performance that can keep them moving no matter if you’re traveling near or far. As you can see, while the base Pilot LX comes with a stronger engine configuration and performance, the CR-V LX manages to deliver a stronger fuel economy. Take a closer look at how both differ in performance specs, below:

  • 2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT:
    • 2.4L I-4 engine
    • 190 hp
    • 179 lb-ft of torque
    • 28 city mpg/ 34 hwy mpg with CVT**
  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD with 6-speed automatic transmission:
    • 3.5L V6 engine
    • 280 hp
    • 262 lb-ft of torque
    • 27 hwy mpg/ 20 city mpg with 6-speed automatic transmission***

Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot: Interior Dimensions

Along with an efficient performance, SUV drivers want plenty of passenger and cargo room to ensure nobody and nothing gets left behind. You’ll immediately see that both models deliver ample space for storage and for passenger comfort, however the Pilot LX offers more overall cabin space over the compact interior of the CR-V. Here are the interior dimensions for the base models:

  • 2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD:
    • Passenger Volume: 105.9 cu ft
    • Cargo Volume: 75.8 cu ft
  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD:
    • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cu ft
    • Cargo Volume: 83.8 cu ft

Test Drive the Honda CR-V or Pilot at VIP Honda

Now that you’ve compared the Honda CR-V vs. Pilot, you can find more comparisons at VIP Honda such as the Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue or Honda Pilot vs. GMC Acadia and then make your way over to our dealership and see them in person. Be sure to check out our inventory of new CR-V and new Pilot models for sale to see what trim level and price fits you best. Our finance team is here to answer your questions and help get the car buying process started. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive near Kenilworth and Westfield!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.
***19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 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.
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