Compare the Honda Pilot to the Competition at Northtown Honda in Amherst, NY

Our team at Northtown Honda welcomes you to our Amherst, NY dealership outside of Buffalo and we want you to check out the new Honda Pilot and its value to your family. This dependable three-row SUV earns critical acclaim year after year for its long-term value, safety, and family-friendly dependability. In fact, the new Honda Pilot shines over competitors in these and so many other areas! Let us break down the advantages of the new Honda Pilot over its competition so you can decide if this crossover SUV comes equipped to meet your needs. Drivers will find Northtown Honda located less than 15-minutes away from Kenmore, using our convenient directions, on Niagara Falls Blvd near Buffalo, NY.

Honda Pilot vs Nissan Pathfinder

  • Interior: The Honda Pilot, in most trim levels, can hold up to eight passengers, with bench-style seating in the second and third rows. The Nissan Pathfinder ultimately fits only seven and drastically falls short in passenger volume, housing up to 137.8 cubic feet over the 152.9 cubic foot passenger volume of the Honda Pilot.
  • Safety: The Honda Pilot offers a wide selection of standard high-tech countermeasures through Honda Sensing®, including Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). While the Pathfinder offers rear parking sonar, most other equivalent features only come available on higher trims, if at all.
  • Torque: Interestingly, while Nissan models earn praise for their powerful engines, the V6 model of the Pathfinder falters a bit, generating up to 259 total pound-feet of engine torque. The standard V6 engine of the Honda Pilot generates up to 262 pound-feet.
  • Cargo: The new Honda Pilot offers lots of flexibility for camping equipment when heading up to the scenic outdoor areas of North Tonawanda with up to 17 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. The Nissan Pathfinder offers about 16.2 cubic feet of cargo volume, with less available behind the second row.
  • Weight/Efficiency: The lower the midsize SUV weighs, the nimbler it drives on the streets of Tonawanda with more commuter-friendly efficiency. The Honda Pilot Stands at a base curb weight of 4,036 lbs., less than 200 lbs. the curb weight of the Nissan Pathfinder.
  • Ratings: While both SUVs stand as 2019 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Honda Pilot scored higher in headlight strength ratings. We attribute this success to its standard LED low-beam headlights, more illuminating than the halogen bulbs of the Pathfinder.

Honda Pilot vs Ford Explorer

  • Efficiency: While the Ford Explorer's engine might contribute more horsepower, its fuel tank holds less fuel than the Honda Pilot, making the latter a commuter's choice for the daily drive in Buffalo.
  • Weight: The Honda Pilot also stands as the more lightweight midsize crossover SUV< giving you more efficiency and a better drive overall. The Ford Explorer weighs in at a base curb weight over 300 lbs. heavier than the Honda Pilot.
  • Interior Space: Drivers may find the passenger volumes of these two SUVS more comparable, but the Honda Pilot can still hold more passengers in its base trim level, while the Ford Explorer seats up to seven. Most trims of the Explorer seat six.
  • Safety Ratings: The Honda Pilot stands as a Top Safety Pick by IIHS, but the Ford Explorer falls drastically short in safety ratings, thus, missed out on this prestigious accolade. The Explorer earned poor ratings inn passenger-side crashworthiness, front crash prevention, and headlight strength.
  • Safety Features: While the Ford Explorer offers standard driver-assistive aids comparable to those of Honda Sensing®, it does not offer any adaptive cruise control features.
  • Value: The Honda Pilot provides more long-term value, according to ALG, as company which maintains numbers for short-term leasing values and residual value. Honda models retain most of their value even through most lease contracts, while Ford Explorer models suffer more drastic depreciation.

Test Drive a New Honda Pilot Today

We invite drivers throughout New York to check out our new Honda Pilot inventory here at Northtown Honda and to visit our finance center page to get started on financing or leasing. Feel free to schedule a test drive online and come see us here in Amherst, NY to get started; we look forward to meeting you!