2018 Honda Pilot 

Starting Price: $31,895 Price Yours

Above Average: Ride, reliability, resale value

Below Average: Infotainment interface

Consensus: A smart choice that provides a rewarding driving experience


2018 Honda CR-V 

Starting Price: $25,245 Price Yours

Above Average: Reliability, available turbocharged engine, big back seat

Below Average: Infotainment system controls, handling

Consensus: Segment leader gets even better with new redesign


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 Honda Pilot carries on the tradition of having great reliability and retaining high resale value. The Honda CR-V continues to be a consumer favorite. Winner of Kelley Blue Book’s 2018 Small SUV Best Buy Award, this year’s CR-V offers great features, fuel economy and reliability that have become synonymous with Honda. This small SUV is well-rounded and very practical for all consumers.

Honda Pilot Advantages

Room for eight passengers, towing capacity, added space for those who need more, engine power of a V6

Honda CR-V Advantages

Well-rounded SUV that offers plenty, more maneuverable and lower price tag, for those looking for something smaller that still has plenty of space


Honda’s reliability and resale value. Both have low ownership costs overall, the latest tech and safety features are options

Final Recommendation

When looking for a SUV, Honda is a great choice. The value of both the Pilot and CR-V are fantastic with affordability and simplicity at the forefront. It could just come down to how many people you need to fit inside.

  2018 Honda Pilot 2018 Honda CR-V
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 3.5-liter V6 2.4-liter I4
Horsepower 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm 184 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm 180 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm
Transmission Automatic, 9-speed Continuously Variable
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (19 city, 27 hwy) 28 mpg (26 city, 32 hwy)
Also Available Automatic, 6-speed 1.5-liter I4
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 5
Wheelbase 111.0 inches 104.7 inches
Overall Length 194.5 inches 180.6 inches
Width 78.6 inches 73.0 inches
Height 69.8 inches 66.1 inches
Turning Diameter 39.4 feet 37.4 feet
Headroom, Front 39.5 inches 40.1 inches
Headroom, 2nd row 39.9 inches 39.2 inches
Headroom, 3rd row 38.9 inches N/A
Legroom, Front 40.9 inches 41.3 inches
Legroom, 2nd row 38.4 inches 40.4 inches
Legroom, 3rd row 31.9 inches N/A
Shoulder Room, Front 62.0 inches 57.9 inches
Shoulder Room, 2nd row 62.0 inches 55.6 inches
Shoulder Room, 3rd row 57.6 inches N/A
EPA Passenger Volume 152.9 cu. ft. 105.9 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 83.9 cu. ft. 39.2 cu. ft.
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