The Honda Pilot is one strong contender in the mid-size SUV segment has been dominating the market for almost two decades. With a slew of technology and safety features on offer coupled with a potent powertrain, the Pilot offers more than expected. Not to forget an eight-passenger seating capacity that makes it an all-round SUV. But competition is not far away, and the Toyota 4Runner is one vehicle that has just as much ammunition to contend in the competition. In this article, we are going to look at what makes the Honda Pilot a more preferable option of the two.
For the 2022 model year, Honda Pilot receives a host of updates such as full LED headlights, an eight-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay capability, addition of a new Sonic Gray Pearl exterior color, and the discontinuation of the LX and EX trim levels. The 2022 Pilot is available in five trims – EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition. Interested in the 2022 Honda Pilot? Contact us to schedule a test drive.
2022 Honda Pilot
2022 Toyota 4Runner
|280 hp / 262 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||270 hp / 278 ft-lbs.|
|16.5 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||47.2 cu. ft.|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity (Pounds)||5,000 lbs.|
The Honda Pilot has a slight power advantage over the 4Runner with a 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque power output compared to the Toyota 4Runner’s 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Also, the Pilot’s smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission is a lot more refined compared to the 4Runner’s five-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity of both the SUVs are similar but the 2022 Pilot has a slight advantage over the 4Runner is its lower curb weight of 4,041 pounds compared to the 4Runner’s 4,400-pound weight giving it a better performance push.
Talking about the interior, the Honda Pilot has an eight-seating capacity as standard configuration which helps in accommodating a lot more occupants compared to the 4Runner’s five passenger capacity. Coming to features, both the vehicles offer a wide range of technological features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard on the base trims. But as you rise to the higher trims, the Pilot offers a lot more features than the 4Runner with features like SiriusXM subscription, Wireless Phone Charger, 115-Volt power outlet, Multi-Zone Audio, CabinTalk® In-Car PA System (through Headphones and Speakers), and HDMI Interface in the 2nd Row seats, to name some of them. Also, the Pilot’s cabin is a lot more spacious compared to the 4Runner making it a more comfortable option.
The 2022 Pilot offers a wide array of safety features as standard across all the trims to ensure safety of its occupants regardless of the trim they opt for. Features like Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Blind Spot Information System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor, Auto High-Beam Headlights, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), and Child-Proof Rear Door Locks, to name some of the many features.