2015 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

Are You Shopping for a 2015 Toyota 4Runner in West Michigan?

When it comes to capable crossover SUVs in the West Michigan area, there’s no shortage of options if you’re willing to accept a five-seater like the 2015 Toyota 4Runner. It can even go head-to-head against some three-row SUVs, like its big brother the Highlander, though the basic 4Runner SR5 trim could use a few more features to put it on par with competing brands. Standard amenities include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen, but many drivers can find better versions of those same features on competing models. If you want to accommodate more passengers or have a better selection of standard features, we suggest looking elsewhere.

SUVs can be fuel-efficient and well-equipped these days, letting them rival some minivans for practicality as a family vehicle in the West Michigan area. The 2015 Honda Pilot, for example, is powerful (it has a 250-hp 3.5L V6), spacious (seating for 8 and an expandable cargo area of up to 87.0 cubic feet), and well-equipped (with features that are setting a new standard in the auto world). Did we mention that the Pilot is fuel efficient too? Despite its powerful engine, 2015 Pilot 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg* while the 4Runner only manages 22 highway mpg. And those new standard features that you find on the Pilot? They include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, SMS texting capabilities, Pandora internet radio compatibility, and a rearview camera with guidelines built in. Standard tri-zone climate control lets everyone get comfy in the Pilot, too.

Scroll down to see our side-by-side comparison between these two models, then decide for yourself whether the Pilot is for you by taking a test drive at a West Michigan Honda Dealer.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.