2016 Honda Pilot Cargo Comparison to 3-Row SUVs

May 28th, 2015 by

This summer the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot will arrive at dealerships. This marks the third generation of Honda’s premier three-row SUV. Let’s take a look at the 2016 Honda Pilot cargo comparison to its competitors.

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2016 Honda Pilot Cargo Comparison

2016 Honda Pilot Cargo Comparison

Pilot has most Cargo Space for the Money

The 2016 Honda Pilot has the third-most cargo space of the vehicles in this comparison, behind the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. However, the Acadia is about $4,200 more than the Pilot and the Enclave is $14,000 more than the Pilot. The Pilot, Acadia, and Toyota Highlander are the only SUVs in the comparison to offer seating for eight. Here’s the 2016 Honda Pilot cargo comparison.

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2015 Mazda CX-9

The 2016 Honda Pilot has more cargo space than the 2015 Mazda CX-9. Both vehicles have three rows, however the Pilot seats eight in all trim levels except the Elite trim. The CX-9 seats seven. Passenger volume in the Pilot is 13.5 cubic feet more than in the CX-9. With the second and third rows down, the Pilot has 109 cubic feet of space and the CX-9 has 100.7 cubic feet of space. Both vehicles have cargo area tie-down anchors, cargo area lights, and 60/40-split second row seats.

2015 Dodge Durango

2016 Honda Pilot Cargo Comparison

The 2016 Honda Pilot has 109 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third row seats folded down.

The 2015 Dodge Durango has less cargo space than the 2016 Honda Pilot. Overall cargo volume in the Durango is 84.5 cubic feet versus 109 cubic feet in the Pilot. Passenger volume is also 19 cubic feet less in the Durango. The Pilot seats eight, while the Durano has seating for seven. Both vehicles have 60/40-split second row seats, cargo area tie-down anchors, and a cargo area light.

2016 Ford Explorer

The 2016 Ford Explorer and 2016 Honda Pilot have very similar passenger volumes, although the Pilot has more cargo space with the second and third rows down and with just the third row seats down. With all the seats up, the Explorer has 2.5 more cubic feet of space. The Pilot also seats eight, while the Explorer can seat up to seven.

2015 Buick Enclave

The 2015 Buick Enclave has more overall cargo space than the Pilot, although the cargo volume behind the second row is almost identical for the two. The Pilot seats eight, while the Enclave seats seven. The Enclave is only available with two seats in the second row and seating for three in the third row. This is the same in the Pilot Elite trim, however the other Pilot models seat three in the second row and three in the third row. On these models the second row is 60/40-split, while this is not offered on the Enclave. The lowest priced Enclave model with available all-wheel drive is priced $14,195 more than the Pilot.

2015 GMC Acadia

The 2015 GMC Acadia has slightly less passenger volume than the 2016 Honda Pilot, however it has more overall cargo space. Both vehicles seat eight and have 60/40-split second row seats. The Acadia is priced about $4,200 more than the Pilot.

2015 Toyota Highlander

The 2015 Toyota Highlander has less cargo space and passenger volume than the 2016 Honda Pilot. The Pilot has 25.3 more cubic feet of overall cargo space with the second and third row seats folded down. The Pilot has 8 more cubic feet of passenger space. Both vehicles seat eight and have 60/40-split, second row seats.

Call Fisher Honda in Boulder, Colo., at 303-245-6417 for updates on the the arrival of the 2016 Honda Pilot and to see the 2016 Honda Pilot cargo comparison in person! View our inventory of the 2015 Honda Pilot.