2019 Honda CR-V Vs. 2020 Honda Pilot
Honda vehicles are renowned for being high-quality, reliable, modern and reasonably priced. These adjectives certainly apply to both the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2020 Honda Pilot. Both are excessively sensible zoomers that fulfill all the needs (and more) of their intended audience.
The 2019 Honda CR-V is praised for providing generous passenger space, a massive cargo hold, cushy ride quality, and a generous fuel economy. The 2020 Honda Pilot brings a roomy, comfortable interior, a ride quality that will put a smile on your face, and a relaxed driving experience overall. Both machines are supremely capable, comfortable family haulers.
So what are deciding factors on whether a 2019 CR-V or 2020 Pilot is right for you? Read on to find out.
2019 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda Pilot
|Up to 28 city / 34 highway**||Fuel Economy||Up to 20 city / 27 highway***|
|Compact Crossover SUV||Body Type||Midsize Crossover SUV|
|1,500 pounds||Towing Capacity||3,500 pounds|
|37.6 to 39.2 cubic feet||Cargo Volume (with seats raised)||16 to 16.5 cubic feet|
|75.8 cubic feet||Cargo Volume (with seat area)||82.1 to 83.9 cubic feet|
|5||Seating Capacity||7, 8|
|181” L x 73” W x 66-67” H||Dimensions||197” L x 79” W x 71” H|
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 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.
***19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 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.
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The main differences between the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2020 Honda Pilot stem from one key factor: size. The 2019 Honda CR-V is a compact crossover, while the 2020 Pilot lies at the upper end of the midsize crossover segment. The 2020 Pilot is nearly a foot and a half longer than the 2020 CR-V, and it’s also wider and taller.
The larger exterior of the 2020 Pilot results in, as one might expect, a larger interior. The midsize machine can seat seven to eight passengers, depending on whether the buyer opts for second-row Captain’s Chairs. The 2020 CR-V seats five.
Cargo Volume and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Honda Pilot also offers a greater amount of total cargo volume with the seats lowered. Interestingly, the 2020 Honda CR-V offers a fair amount more with the rear seats in place due to its lack of a third row. Its smaller size lends itself to a better fuel economy as well, though the 2020 Pilot boasts higher towing strength.
Capacity and Capability
The decision between the 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Honda CR-V comes down to how many passengers you tend to transport along with the level of capability that your lifestyle requires. The 2020 CR-V is more affordable and efficient, while the 2020 Pilot offers greater utility with more seats and a higher towing capacity. Both vehicles, however, are excellent crossover SUVs and provide users with plenty of cargo space and a darn good time.