2017 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

2017 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

If you’re looking for a dependable and well-rounded crossover SUV, the Honda lineup offers plenty of great options! We’ve already compared the Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V, so now let’s take a look at the 2018 Honda Pilot and 2018 Honda CR-V. There are quite a few similarities up front, including the fact that both of these models are offered with:

  • Honda Sensing® driver assistance package
  • HondaLink® App
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • All-wheel drive (AWD)

Still, there are, of course, some differences to take into consideration. Read on to learn more about both Honda crossovers before visiting VIP Honda in North Plainfield for a test drive.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Honda Pilot and CR-V fit into different sections of the crossover segment, which means their interiors are suited to meet distinct lifestyle demands:

2018 Honda Pilot


2018 Honda CR-V

Passenger capacity

168.2 cubic feet

Total interior volume

142.1 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Standard cargo space

39.2 cubic feet
83.8 cubic feet

Max cargo space

75.8 cubic feet

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Honda Pilot and Honda CR-V are both offered with AWD, but they also satisfy different performance needs:

2018 Honda Pilot


2018 Honda CR-V
3.5L V6 (280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque)

Base engine

2.4L I-4 (184 hp, 180 lb-ft of torque)
3.5L V6 (280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque)

Max power

Turbo 1.5L I-4 (190 hp, 179 lb-ft of torque)
3.5L V6 (27 mpg hwy, 20 mpg city*)

Max fuel economy (EPA)

Turbo 1.5L I-4 (34 mpg hwy, 28 mpg city**)

Starting Price

While both Honda crossovers are affordable options, the larger, more powerful Pilot naturally bears a more expensive price tag, which could be a deciding factor:

  • Honda Pilot – MSRP from $30,900***
  • Honda CR-V – MSRP from $24,150***

Get Your Hands on a New Honda SUV Near Union Today!

The 2018 Honda Pilot will likely appeal to drivers with larger families who can handle a higher price tag and lower fuel economy. On the other hand, smaller families looking to save up front, not to mention in the long run with better mpg, will likely turn to the 2018 Honda CR-V as an accommodating middle ground between a sedan and a large SUV. either way you choose, both come with advanced safety features to keep you and your family safe!

Still unsure? Make your way to VIP Honda to browse our selection of new CR-Vs and new Pilots, and test drive both models if you like! At our dealership, you can easily finance a Honda SUV today or take advantage of our impressive Honda lease offers. Visit us today at 700 US-22 East in North Plainfield, NJ, or contact us at 908-753-1500 to schedule your test drive. Compare the Honda CR-V to the Toyota RAV4 to learn more about the CR-V interior features!

New Honda Pilot Inventory

New Honda CR-V Inventory

2017 Model Shown
*20 city/27 highway mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. **28 city/34 highway mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2018 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.
***MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
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