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2018 Honda Pilot 

Starting Price: $31,895 | Price Yours

Above Average: Comfortable ride, undoubted reliability, excellent resale value

Below Average: Infotainment interface

Consensus: A smart choice that provides a valuable driving experience 

 

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2018 Honda Odyssey 

Starting Price: $30,985 | Price Yours

Above Average: Family-friendly features, refinement, driving satisfaction

Below Average: Little to complain about

Consensus: Best minivan found on the road

 

The Pilot is Honda’s 8-passenger crossover that has the carlike drive that appeals to families that don’t want a minivan. KBB’s Midsize SUV Best Buy for 2018, the Pilot carries on Honda's tradition of having great reliability and retaining high resale value. The Honda Odyssey also has historically had strong reliability, excellent resale value and low cost-to-own. The Odyssey was named our Minivan Best Buy of 2018. Its easy drivability, nice interior and long list of new features make it the benchmark for family transportation.

Honda Pilot Advantages

Smaller but still capable of seating eight, available all-wheel-drive

Honda Odyssey Advantages

Completely redesigned just this year, innovative seat layout, cargo space, HondaVac vacuum

Similarities

Honda Sensing safety suite, rear entertainment system, excellent reliability and resale value

Final Recommendation

You can’t go wrong with either the Pilot or the Odyssey. It may just come down to if you need the extra space of a minivan or prefer the styling and layout of an SUV.

  2018 Honda Pilot 2018 Honda Odyssey
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 3.5-liter V6 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Transmission Automatic, 6-speed Automatic, 9-speed
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (19 city, 27 hwy) 22 mpg (19 city, 28 hwy)
Also Available Automatic, 9-speed Automatic, 10-speed
Specs    
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 5 Stars 5 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 8 8
Wheelbase 111.0 inches 118.1 inches
Overall Length 194.5 inches 203.2 inches
Width 78.6 inches 78.5 inches
Height 69.8 inches 69.6 inches
Turning Diameter 39.4 feet 39.6 feet
Headroom, Front 40.1 inches 40.7 inches
Headroom, 2nd row 40.2 inches 39.5 inches
Headroom, 3rd row 38.9 inches 38.3 inches
Legroom, Front 40.9 inches 40.9 inches
Legroom, 2nd row 38.4 inches 40.9 inches
Legroom, 3rd row 31.9 inches 38.1 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 62.0 inches 63.1 inches
Shoulder Room, 2nd row 62.0 inches 61.6 inches
Shoulder Room, 3rd row 57.6 inches 60.0 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 152.9 cu. ft. 163.6 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 83.9 cu. ft. 158.0 cu. ft.
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