2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Much in the same vein as Giants vs. Athletics and 49ers vs. Raiders (though not for much longer), rivalries have a way of bringing the best out of us whenever we meet one another. In the realm of the automotive industry, the competition between Toyota and Honda is deep-seeded and fierce, leading to the benefit of us all with vehicles that are stronger, more durable, and more versatile year after year. SUVs like the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Honda Pilot are perennial industry leaders, each with roomy and strong driving experiences that are sure to satisfy. So, which one best suits you and your family’s needs?

Here at Toyota Palo Alto, we’re passionate about providing you with the most comprehensive and detailed research possible on the vehicles that matter to you the most; that’s why we’ve put some research together on the 4Runner and Pilot so that you can see how they stack up one-on-one. Check it out with us today!

2019 Toyota 4Runner and Honda Pilot models in comparison image

2019 Toyota 4Runner   vs 2019 Honda Pilot
$35,110  Starting MSRP  $31,450 
4.0-liter V6 / 270 horsepower & 278 pound-feet of torque  Base Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  3.5-liter V6 / 280 horsepower & 262 pound-feet of torque 
Up to 5,000 pounds / 1,700 pounds  Maximum Towing and Payload Capacities  5,000 pounds (with AWD configuration) / 1,625 pounds 
Five Passengers / Up to 89.7 cubic feet  Interior Seating / Cargo Volumes  Up to Eight Passengers / 83.9 cubic feet 

Test drive the 2019 Toyota 4Runner at Toyota Palo Alto near San Francisco CA

The 2019 4Runner and 2019 Pilot serve different purposes for you, even though they both fall under the mid-size SUV designation. If you’re looking for a more efficient and family-oriented experience, the 2019 Pilot (with seating for eight passengers and highway fuel economy of up to 27 miles per gallon) might be more your speed. However, there’s no denying that the 2019 4Runner is an undisputed champion when it comes to your experiences off the beaten path. It offers plenty of incredible features that are not present on the Pilot that all help you take control of every drive; some of these include:

  • Hill Start Assist Control & Downhill Assist Control
  • Four-Wheel Drive w/ Active Traction Control
  • Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System w/ Crawl Control
  • Integrated backup camera display with sonar sensors
  • Many more!

If the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is to your liking, we encourage you to give our Toyota Palo Alto sales team a call as soon as you can. We’d be happy to help you schedule a test drive or sign off on the model so that you can bring it home and call it yours today!

Two people sitting in rear cargo area of 2019 Toyota 4Runner
Steering wheel and center touchscreen of 2019 Toyota 4Runner
Finger operating touchscreen interface of 2019 Toyota 4Runner
Rear shot of blue 2019 Toyota 4Runner driving on waterfront road