Compare 2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Volvo XC90

2017 Honda Pilot
2017 Volvo XC90
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $30,338 $33,180
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $31,980 $34,980
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $31,250 $34,180
Pilot EX w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $32,892 $35,980
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $33,462 $36,605
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $35,104 $38,405
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 2WD 19 27 $34,374 $37,605
Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing AWD 18 26 $36,016 $39,405
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 2WD 19 27 $34,374 $37,605
Pilot EX-L w/Navigation AWD 18 26 $36,016 $39,405
Pilot EX-L w/RES 2WD 19 27 $34,921 $38,205
Pilot EX-L w/RES AWD 18 26 $36,563 $40,005
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $43,144 $47,220
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,117 $30,745
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $29,759 $32,545
Pilot Touring 2WD 20 27 $38,219 $41,820
Pilot Touring AWD 19 26 $39,860 $43,620
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T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 25 $45,073 $47,950
XC90 T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 25 $50,169 $53,350
XC90 T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 26 $43,005 $45,750
XC90 T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 26 $48,081 $51,150
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 25 $53,909 $57,350
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 25 $49,115 $52,250
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 25 $52,875 $56,250
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $64,766 $68,900
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $63,732 $67,800
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900

Honda Pilot vs. Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

The 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Volvo XC90 are both large, seven-seat family utility vehicles, though they're about as far away from traditional SUVs in refinement and design as you can get.

Both were new for the 2016 model year, and the two cars are among our highest-rated crossover SUVs. Which one is right for you?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,338
$45,073
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,180
$47,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$799 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Honda Pilot is a capable, refined crossover SUV with all the goodness of a minivan, save for the sliding doors. The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 56.5
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 57.7
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
69.8 69.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
111 117.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 79.1
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 -
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.8 65.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 35.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.8 35.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 47.4
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4074 4394
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 258 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Volvo XC90
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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