2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Honda Pilot

As vehicles with entirely different builds, the 2016 Honda Pilot SUV and 2016 Honda Odyssey minivan have many differences. Despite these two vehicles' innately distinct qualities, each is intended to be perfect for families. Of course, drivers without passengers can find equal enjoyment driving the 2016 Pilot and 2016 Odyssey. But since both the 2016 Pilot and 2016 Odyssey offer seating for eight, they are most logically family vehicles. 

Besides the obvious difference between the two models—the Pilot has rear doors and the Odyssey has sliding rear doors—there are some discrepancies in performance. The 2016 Pilot offers 280 hp compared to the 2016 Odyssey's 248. The Pilot's superior horsepower contributes to its impressive 5,000 lbs towing capacity, outdoing the Odyssey's 3,500 lbs capacity. The 2016 Pilot and 2016 Odyssey both offer a strong lineup of possible trims. Both models offer LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models. The 2016 Odyssey also offers an SE model, which includes the HondaVAC—a built-in vacuum.  

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2016 Honda Odyssey  vs 2016 Honda Pilot
248 hp V-6 Engine 280 hp V-6
19 mpg city/28 mpg highway Fuel Efficiency 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
118.1 in  Wheelbase 110.0 in
3,500 lbs Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs

Should you go for the 2016 Honda Pilot or 2016 Honda Odyssey?

Since it's slightly more spacious, includes the sliding rear doors, and offers the HondaVAC, for families with young children, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is one of the best options out there. However, for families with older children the 2016 Honda Pilot is absolutely the ideal vehicle. With seating for eight, solid towing capacity, remarkable fuel efficiency for an SUV of its size, and off-the-charts safety, it's tough to find a flaw in the 2016 Honda Pilot. If you want to see these vehicles for yourself, Continental Honda currently has a strong inventory of both the 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Honda Odyssey. 

Both vehicles are incredibly safe. The 2015 Honda Odyssey, which has not diminished in quality with the 2016 model, was named a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And the 2016 Pilot was recently named an 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The 2016 Pilot and 2016 Odyssey both offer rearview cameras with guidelines, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Land Departure Warning (LDW). The 2016 Honda Pilot, however, also includes a multi-view rearview camera on all models (available on only 2016 Odyssey SE and higher), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS).


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*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age, conditions and other factors.

The following 2016 models have been awarded an esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their excellent safety performance: Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey

The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.

2016 Honda Odyssey Rear
2016 Honda Odyssey HondaVAC
2016 Honda Pilot Rear
2016 Honda Pilot Interior

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