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2020 Honda Pilot

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2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD with 6-speed automatic transmission

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2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT
$31,550 MSRP*

Starting Price

$25,050 MSRP*
3.5L V6

Engine

2.4L I-4
280 hp

Horsepower

2.4L I-4
27 hwy mpg/ 20 city mpg with 6-speed automatic transmission**

Fuel Economy

28 city mpg/ 34 hwy mpg with CVT***
152.9 cu ft

Max Passenger Volume

105.9 cu ft
83.8 cu ft

Max Cargo Volume

75.8 cu ft

The Honda Pilot and Honda CR-V are two of the most popular Honda SUVs for New London-area drivers. Offering spacious and versatile interiors and providing powerful and efficient performance, either of these vehicles could be the perfect upgrade for your Middletown commute. But chances are, you’re only going to buy one of them, so Westbrook Honda has put together this side-by-side 2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Honda CR-V comparison to help you decide which is the better fit for your driving needs.

Honda Pilot vs. Honda CR-V: Features & Starting Price

When comparing the Pilot vs. CR-V you’ll find that each of these Honda SUVs come loaded with a number of similar standard and available features, such as:

  • Honda Sensing®
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Available Apple Carplay® and Android Auto™
  • Available AWD System

If your decision will be influenced by the starting price, the fact that the CR-V costs $6,600 less than the Pilot SUV could be a game-changer. Here are the starting MSRPs for both of the entry-level models:

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

Honda Pilot vs. Honda CR-V: Performance Specs

You can count on both of these SUVs to have the power to get up to speed out on I-95, but while the Pilot LX offers the more powerful engine, the CR-V LX can provide more efficient fuel economy ratings. Take a closer look at their performance specs below:

  • 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**
  • 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***

Honda Pilot vs. Honda CR-V: Interior Dimensions

The Pilot vs. CR-V interior dimensions reflect the fact that the CR-V is a slightly smaller vehicle than the Pilot. You’ll still enjoy a roomy cabin space in both, along with versatile cargo capabilities, but the Pilot LX offers more interior space than the CR-V LX:

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

Test Drive the Honda CR-V and Pilot at Westbrook Honda

We hope that this CR-V vs. Pilot comparison has helped you decide which of these Honda SUVs best suits your needs, but the best way to experience what they have to offer is to schedule a test drive at Westbrook Honda. Learn more about the Pilot towing capacity, see how the Pilot compares to the Toyota Highlander, and take a deeper look at the available CR-V configurations. You might also want to check out our CR-V vs. Honda Passport comparison. Make sure to browse our new vehicle specials and current offers and incentives, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**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.

***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.

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