Need some help choosing between the 2021 CR-V and 2021 Pilot?
By Product Expert | Posted in Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 8:18 pm
How are the 2021 Honda CR-V and 2021 Honda Pilot different?
The lineup of new crossover SUVs available at the Meridian Honda showroom covers a lot of ground. Our team has already done a lot of work profiling the latest version of the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot against each vehicles’ top competitors. But how do they compare to one another? How are the 2021 Honda CR-V and 2021 Honda Pilot different? Both Honda crossover SUVs have a lot to offer future customers and the final decision will come down to which model is a better fit for the buyers. Honda offers the gasoline-powered 2021 CR-V in four primary trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The 2021 Pilot can be found in seven trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite and Black Edition. Let’s take look at a few things that might be helpful in making a difficult decision.
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Which one has more interior space?
Obviously, the 2021 CR-V and 2021 Pilot both fall into the very competitive crossover SUV segment of the automotive industry. However, this is where we’ll find the first important differences between the two platforms. The CR-V is a two-row model that can hold up to five passengers and the Pilot comes with three rows, accommodating seven or eight passengers, depending on which version a customer chooses to take home.
Naturally, the differences in passenger capacity will affect how much cargo volume is available. When there are rear passengers in the 2021 CR-V, up to 39.2 cubic-feet can be used – depending on trim. Folding the rear seat of the 2021 Honda CR-V down will make 75.8 cubic-feet available. On the other hand, the 2021 Pilot will offer 16.5 cubic-feet behind the third row, 46.8 cubic-feet behind the second, and a maximum of 83.9 cubic-feet (LX).
2021 Pilot vs. 2021 CR-V Performance Specs
Honda makes a single engine option available for either crossover SUV. The 2021 Pilot employs a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the 2021 CR-V will have a turbocharged 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood, making 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. This will leave drivers of the Pilot with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 and 5,000 pounds when it’s equipped with FWD or AWD, respectively. All 2021 CR-V models have a maximum 1,500-pound towing capacity.
You can schedule a test drive with either 2021 Honda crossover SUV today when you make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert.