2024 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

Picture of the 2024 Honda Pilot

2024 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $37,090 to $52,480
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Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 23 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 86.5 - 87.0 ft3 63.1 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 285-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 285 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 2,500 lbs
Exterior Length 199.9 - 200.2 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 40.8 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 39.1 - 40.5 in
Rear 39.2 - 40.2 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Honda Pilot offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Pilot is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Pilot, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 Prime for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Honda Pilot does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.