2019 Honda Pilot vs. Its Competition

2019 Honda Pilot
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Honda Pilot faces some fierce competition.

Look to the Toyota Highlander for its thrifty hybrid option and its bucks-up interior.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a new look and offers a lot of value for the money.

Chevy’s Traverse has butch SUV looks and a roomy interior, even if active safety gear is a costly option.

The GMC Acadia is a great choice for families who don’t need the third row on a regular basis.

This year’s newcomer, the Subaru Ascent, has Outback-plus looks and may be the segment’s best value.

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Quick Specs
7.0
Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
6.4
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is bigger and more butch, but still every bit as good for a bunch.
6.0
The 2019 GMC Acadia doesn’t stand out but is a solid choice for those who only need a third row occasionally.
6.4
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a convincing crossover SUV with room for families and cargo.
6.2
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.
6.8
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
MSRP From     
$31,450$29,930$29,000$25,750$31,230$31,995
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
LX 2WDFWD 4-Door L w/1L0FWD 4-Door SLSE 2.4L Automatic FWDFWD S2.4T 8-Passenger
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
887578
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility4 DoorSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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