2016 Honda Pilot LXWhile 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.

Honda’s Advantages

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).

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2016 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.
West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.