When it comes to offering family-friendly rides, the Honda lineup has many options. If you’re looking for something on the bigger side, it’s likely you’re considering the Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey. Each model comes available with safety technologies, while also offering family-friendly features to make your busy schedule easier to handle. So, which model best suits your needs? Here are some characteristics to consider when you’re making your decision.
When you need to transport both passengers and cargo, the Pilot and the Odyssey are solid options. The Pilot is a three-row SUV that can seat up to eight passengers with ample legroom. You can also seat up to eight passengers in the Odyssey minivan. Both vehicles are quite spacious, but the Odyssey does have the edge overall.
The Odyssey has a maximum 163.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Pilot offers between 151.7 and 153.1 cubic feet depending on model. Both offer more than enough room to stretch out and stay comfortable on the go. When it comes to cargo space, the Odyssey minivan can store up to 38.6 cubic feet behind the third-row seats, up to 92.3 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, and a maximum of 158 cubic feet when the rear rows are folded down.
When it comes to cargo capacity, the Pilot is still nothing to shake your head at, either. This SUV has up to 18.5 cubic feet available behind the third-row seats, up to 55.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and a maximum cargo capacity of 109.2 cubic feet.
With these numbers, each model can help you haul your family — and their gear — around town, but the Odyssey does offer more space if you need it.
Performance & Capability
Both the Pilot and the Odyssey come equipped with the same engine: a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot does offer all-wheel drive, though, while the Odyssey doesn’t, so if this is a “must-have” on your list, this feature should come into consideration.
Because it offers all-wheel drive, the Pilot can also tow more than the Odyssey. When it’s equipped with all-wheel drive, the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Odyssey can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.
When it comes down to it, the decision between the Pilot and Odyssey comes down to your own personal needs. If you’re on the fence, visit Love Honda in Homosassa to take a test drive or for more information.