2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Toyota 4Runner

2016 Honda pilot

2016 Honda Pilot


A lean, mean, rugged machine, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is the SUV for Smyrna area drivers. With its striking style, spacious interior, and robust power, the 4Runner is great for suburban driving or morning commutes, but its rugged and capable performance also makes it ideal for those weekend getaways. Take a look at his head-to-head match-up with the 2016 Honda Pilot, and experience the versatility of the 4Runner at Marietta Toyota.


Sporting a 4.0L DOHC V6 engine with VVT-i, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner offers drivers an impressive 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of available torque. This gives it plenty of power to spice up your early morning Marietta commute, as well as easy handling on the road. Its rear wheel drivetrain allows it to corner more tightly, and this frees it up to handle with greater versatility and greater ease. This turning ability is enhanced by the 4Runner’s 109.8-inch wheelbase, and with its available full time four-wheel drivetrain with active traction control, the 4Runner is built tough to take you on all your adventures.

By comparison, the 2016 Honda Pilot offers a fierce competitor. Its 3.5L V6 engine offers 280 hp, but it only offers 262 lb-ft of torque. This seemingly small difference in torque leads to significantly different drives when you’re off-roading or ascending inclines.. Featuring a longer wheelbase, the Pilot can’t turn as sharply or with the same precision as the 4Runner, and, similarly, the Pilot’s MacPherson strut front suspension is significantly more rigid than the 4Runner’s coil-spring independent double wishbone. The Pilot simply can’t offer as versatile a ride as the 4Runner does.


Now we’ll take a look at the features that each vehicle has to offer. We’ll start with the 2016 4Runner:

  • 15-speaker JBL premium audio system

  • Entune app suite

  • Hill start assist control

  • Downhill assist control

  • Vehicle stability control

  • ToyotaCare

Next, let’s see how those compare to the offerings available on the 2016 Pilot:

  • 7-speaker standard audio system

  • Windows Media Playback capable

  • Hill start assist

  • Vehicle stability assist

Which Vehicle is Right for you?

The 2016 Honda Pilot offers stiff competition, but it doesn’t offer Vinings drivers the same great balance of athleticism and elegance. The Toyota 4Runner edges out its peer with a build that more suitably balances those two tendencies, as well as a wide selection of options that both enhance passenger comfort and the quality of the ride.

Learn More About the 2017 Toyota 4Runner Today!

If you’re a driver in the greater Atlanta area, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner has something to offer you – regardless of your driving needs. To learn more about the 4Runner or how it compares to the 2016 Honda Pilot, you can contact us online or give us a call at (470) 938-8430. You can also stop in at 750 Cobb Parkway S in Marietta, GA and see us for a test drive today!