Vehicle Comparions

2017 Honda Pilot vs Toyota 4Runner

The 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota 4Runner are modern looking, highly capable crossovers that appeal to a variety of drivers. Many crossover shoppers throughout Denver, Centennial, and Aurora are interested in learning more about each vehicle, so Mile High Honda decided to take a closer look at their performances and features in the following comparison.

Learn about the interiors, safety features, and performances of the 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota 4Runner before scheduling a test drive.


2017-honda-pilot-sideThe 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota 4Runner are engineered to deliver smooth, reliable performances well-suited to daily driving. With potent V6 engines and available features like all-wheel drive, the 4Runner and Honda Pilot are great companions for commuting, carpooling, and everything in between.

Fuel Economy

The 2017 Honda Pilot gets an EPA-estimated 27 highway/19 city MPG,1 while the 2017 Toyota 4Runner only gets up to an EPA-estimated 21 highway/17 city MPG. Drivers who prioritize an efficient fuel economy may gravitate toward the Honda Pilot.


The 2017 Honda Pilot’s 3.5L V6 gasoline direct injection engine makes 280 horsepower, which is 10 more than the 2017 Toyota 4Runner’s 4.0L V6. Drivers seeking sharper acceleration and handling may prefer the 2017 Honda Pilot’s performance over the Toyota 4Runner.


2017-honda-pilot-spaceAs far as interior design goes, the 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota 4Runner could hardly be more different. The 4Runner offers a rugged, minimalist aesthetic with a large cargo area, but its bare-boned, austere looks may be too severe for some tastes. The 2017 Honda Pilot is a bit more sophisticated with available features like leather upholstery and plush second-row captain’s chairs.

Additionally, the Honda Pilot provides seating for eight people, while the Toyota 4Runner only provides seating for five. If you need the extra passenger space, the 2017 Honda Pilot may be a stronger choice.

Safety Features

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is equipped with the Star Safety System, which includes a suite of six safety features to keep danger at arm’s length, including Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, and more. It also comes with an integrated backup camera that displays the area behind the 4Runner while backing in or out of tight spots.

The 2017 Honda Pilot comes with all the above features, and is also available with advanced road monitoring technologies through Honda SensingTM. One feature available through Honda SensingTM is the Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM 2, which helps bring the Pilot to a stop if a frontal crash is imminent. The Pilot’s crash prevention technologies can help keep critical situations at bay, allowing you to drive with extra confidence and peace of mind. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable on the 2017 Toyota 4Runner.

Test Drive a 2017 Honda Pilot

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a well-rounded, reliable crossover SUV. However, we think the 2017 Honda Pilot is a better option with its available Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM, spacious 8-passenger seating, and efficient fuel economy.

Test drive a 2017 Honda Pilot at Mile High Honda to decide if this is the right crossover for you. We proudly serve drivers throughout Denver, Centennial, and Aurora.



1. Based on 2017 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.

2. Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM can’t detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object. Accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. The system operation is affected by high interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

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