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2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Toyota 4Runner

2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Toyota 4Runner

SUVs are plentiful in the auto world, which is both a good and bad thing for you as a driver. You certainly have plenty of options available to you, helping you find the right car for your driving needs. But, with so many SUVs out there, it can be challenging and time consuming to explore them all. We get that, and it’s why we are here to assist you in your research process and make the car buying experience hassle-free by comparing the 2019 Honda Pilot vs the 2019 Toyota 4Runner here on this page.

Let’s actually start with the 4Runner in this comparison. We give it props for its off-road capability, and for some drivers, that’s going to be important in an SUV. But how often are you really driving off-road? Most drivers will be doing most of their driving in the city or on the highway, taking kids to school, driving to work, running errands, taking vacations with the family, etc. So it’s important that any SUV gets the basics right, and the Pilot certainly has with its spacious interior of 153 cubic feet for passengers. The 4Runner on the other hand doesn’t even deliver SUV-like figures in this area, with only 97 cubic feet.

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2019 Pilot LX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic


2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5

$31,450* MSRP $34,910
19 city/27 hwy/22 combined (with 2WD)** MPG 17 city/21 hwy/19 combined
280 hp Horsepower 270 hp
153 cubic feet Passenger Volume 97 cubic feet

Differences Between the 2019 Pilot and 2019 4Runner

Despite its off-road capability, it is a little surprising that the 4Runner doesn’t come standard with an AWD or 4WD system. It’s even more surprising to find that it doesn’t even come standard with FWD and instead has a RWD system, something that will certainly make driving uncomfortable for anyone having to deal with driving in wet or snowy weather. And so, for many drivers, the 4Runner’s starting MSRP of just under $35K won’t do, as you’ll have to pay more for a 4WD model. If that’s the case, you can expect to find the 2019 4Runner with an MSRP of $36,785 if you’re trying to avoid the RWD variant. That’s quite a lot more than the Pilot’s starting MSRP of $31,450 with FWD.*

The chart above gives you many of the most important details you’ll need to know when comparing the 2019 Honda Pilot vs the 2019 Toyota 4Runner, but to learn more, you can contact us at Hilton Head Honda. 

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.