While price is rarely the only reason drivers choose an SUV, it is always going to be a factor. Does the 2016 Toyota 4Runner price offer a real value to West Michigan drivers, or can you do better? The 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 has a base price of $33,510, and we want you to know you don’t have to settle for something that you may find difficult to budget.
The 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX has a base price of just $29,995 (MSRP),* and it has plenty of advantages that put it ahead of the 4Runner. We want to share a few of them with you.
We don’t have the space to detail all of the advantages of the Pilot when compared to the 4Runner—the price is a pretty clear one—but we can point out a few key strengths that we think you should know.
- Engine: The 2016 Pilot 2WD LX has a 3.5L V6 engine with 280 hp that earns an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg.** The 2016 4Runner has a 270-hp V6 with only 22 highway and 17 city mpg.
- Safety: Not only did 2016 Pilot models equipped with Honda Sensing features earn a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, all 2016 Pilot models have a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA (the Toyota SUV only has a four-star rating overall).
- Features: The list of standard features on every Pilot is a long one, but suffice it to say that the 4Runner struggles to keep up with standards like Bluetooth, a multi-angle rearview camera, steering wheel-mounted controls, and other Pilot standards.
The Pilot also has standard seating for up to eight, while, despite its higher price, the 4Runner seats only five.
Test Drive a Pilot
The 2016 Toyota 4Runner price shouldn’t be the only reason you have a hard time committing to it; let us show you what a true modern SUV looks like. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the new Pilot. We suggest starting with the mid-range EX-L trim to help you find out if you want more or less in the way of features (you’ll have five trims to choose from).