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Split screen images of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Honda Pilot
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$35,310 Starting MSRP $31,450
4.0L V6 Base Engine 3.5L V6
5-7 Passengers Seating Capacity 8 Passengers
89.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 83.9 cubic feet

At first glance, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Honda Pilot look like similar rivals. However, once you get under the hood and inside the cabin of each SUV it’s easy to see that they were built for two different drivers. While purchasing price, interior space, and amenities will always be part of the consideration process, the choice between the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Honda Pilot will largely come down to lifestyle and driving needs. 

With a starting price of $35,310, the 2019 4Runner will cost SUV shoppers a little bit more at the dealership, but the price is justified thanks to a variety of performance-focused equipment and a powerful base engine that helps to fuel the 4Runner’s off-road capability. The 2019 Pilot does its best driving on smooth pavement and was built to excel as a people mover. We like to think of it as an SUV alternative to the minivan. 

Seating Capacity, Cargo Space, and Towing Capability


Like we mentioned above, the 2019 Honda Pilot is geared towards people moving. Base models will come standard with seating for eight passengers and available second-row captain’s chairs will bring the seating capacity to seven. The base 2019 Toyota 4Runner offers seating for only five passengers in favor of a larger cargo space area for gear. A third-row seat is available on select configurations that can bring the seating capacity to seven.

Because the 2019 Honda Pilot prioritizes passengers over cargo storage, shoppers will find that the 2019 4Runner’s rear cargo area is superior. With 47.2 cubic feet of space behind the second-row seats and up to 89.7 cubic feet of space when the second-row seats are folded flat, drivers should have no trouble fitting all of their adventure gear in the back. Available features like a roof rack and a rear cargo tray also help to enhance the 2019 4Runner’s ability to haul. The 2019 Honda Pilot offers only 16.5 cubic feet of space behind its third-row seat and up to 83.9 cubic feet of space when the second and third rows are folded flat.

If you’re planning on doing any towing with your new ride, it’s no surprise that the 2019 Toyota 4Runner offers a leg up here too. Base models can tow up to 5,000 pounds compared to the 3,500-pound towing capacity of base 2019 Pilot models.

2019 Toyota 4Runner climbing a steep slope
2019 Toyota 4Runner dashboard
2019 Toyota 4Runner in red kicking up dirt on a trail
Two people sitting in the cargo bed of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

 

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