2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Honda Pilot 2016 Honda Odyssey
7-8 Passenger Seating 7-8
18.5 cubic feet behind 3rd row, up to 109.2 cubic feet with all seats folded Cargo Space 38.4 cubic feet behind 3rd row, up to 148.5 cubic feet with all seats folded
Up to 20 city / 27 highway MPG* Gas Mileage* 19 city / 28 highway MPG*
Available AWD N/A

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Honda Odyssey seating

Which is the better value for Dayton families: a minivan or a big, capable SUV? Both the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey are popular choices for families, and they each come with their own set of pros and cons. No matter what you need from a new vehicle, we'll help you find it here at Matt Castrucci Honda. The SUV vs minivan debate will never be settled for real, but we can certainly help you figure out which side you're on. Let's take a look at the most important similarities and differences between the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Honda Odyssey.   

Both the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey come in 7-seater or 8-seater versions, depending on which trim you buy. With the Honda Pilot, 8-passenger seating is standard. Upgrade to a higher-end trim, and you'll get two super-comfortable captain's chairs in the second row, instead of a bench seat, with an aisle for easy third-row access. With the Honda Odyssey, you'll get 7 seats in the base model only. Every other Odyssey comes with a special convertible middle seat, bringing the total to 8 passengers. It can function as a regular seat, fold down to create a large center console, or be removed entirely to create an aisle. While both vehicles offer lots of space for all 3 rows of passengers, the 2016 Honda Odyssey does have a much bigger cargo well behind the seats, so its total stuff-hauling capacity will be much larger. 

Which Honda Is Right For Your Family?

Both the Pilot and the Odyssey use the same capable, fuel-efficient V-6 engine. No matter which one you choose, you'll get surprisingly good gas mileage for a vehicle this size. The Pilot is available with Honda's advanced AWD system with intelligent torque management – if you're looking for all-terrain, all-weather performance, choose the Pilot over the FWD-only Odyssey. The Odyssey can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the right equipment.  

If you're looking for safety and deluxe features, you can't go wrong either way. Both the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey have top-notch safety ratings, and advanced Honda Sensing safety technology is widely available on both vehicles. Both the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey offer built-in DVD entertainment systems, satellite navigation, climate-controlled seating, and many other deluxe features. However, only the Honda Odyssey is available with a built-in vacuum cleaner, too.  

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Pilot or the 2016 Honda Odyssey in Dayton, Ohio? Contact the Matt Castrucci Honda team to schedule your test drive today! 

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Honda Odyssey standard features