2016 Honda Pilot EX-L vs 2016 Honda Pilot Touring
2016 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD
6-speed automatic w/OD Transmission 9-speed automatic w/OD
DVD Entertainment Blu-ray and 540W Amp
19 city/27 highway* MPG 20 city/27 highway*
$38,945 MSRP $44,110

2016 Honda Pilot EX-L vs 2016 Honda Pilot Touring

2016 Honda Pilot EX-L vs 2016 Honda Pilot Touring Continental Honda

If you’re in the market for an SUV, then you’ve likely come across the Honda Pilot -- and maybe it’s even caught your eye! We can’t blame you if it has. The Honda Pilot is a great choice for those looking for the power and utility of a bigger vehicle, but who don’t want to sacrifice on things like fuel efficiency. Its various trims and models all hold a lot of similarities, so to help out we’ll do a comparison for the 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L vs 2016 Honda Pilot Touring.

Both the Honda Pilot EX-L and Honda Pilot Touring come with tons of standard features that often end up being costly options on rival vehicles -- like leather seats, multiple LCD screens, and low tire pressure warnings. You could say that both SUVs have the bells and whistles, but the Pilot Touring is also having your cake and eating it too. It boasts a 9-speed automatic transmission that offers a slight boost in fuel efficiency and quieter highway performance. It also comes with some comfort perks like driver-side memory seat (great for families with multiple drivers) and additional entertainment options -- like a Blu-ray player and booming 540W amp.

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Ultimately, we think both Pilot models offer a lot. Their 3.5L V-6 engines have a 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft torque that are great for both towing and hauling large loads. Neither is sacrificing on efficiency with all that power, though, and offer a highway fuel economy of 27 MPG -- a feat extra impressive when you consider its potential to carry eight passengers.

The 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L is going to come at a lower price, but for a bit more the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring will go that extra mile in terms of comfort and entertainment capabilities with its 10-speaker system, more powerful amp, Blu-ray player, quieter highway performance, and seat position memory.

[*] 19 city/27 highway mpg for the 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L and 20 city/27 highway mpg for the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring are based on EPA mileage ratings for the 2WD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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