2016 Honda Pilot LX vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX
Prospective new car buyers shopping for a family-friendly vehicle probably have a few expectations in common. A family vehicle must offer plenty of seating as well as space for cargo and extra belongings throughout the cabin. It should also have plenty of standard technology and convenience features in order to keep everyone entertained. Safety is a huge factor for a family-friendly vehicle, so tons of safety features are to be expected as well.
Drivers may have a hard time deciding exactly which vehicle is best for them because there are so many to choose from. Minivans and SUVs are two of the most popular vehicle types for family vehicles, which is why we’re bringing the 2016 Honda Pilot head-to-head with the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to show drivers how the iconic Pilot SUV stands up against this fun, new minivan. To start, it’s important to note we’re focusing only on the base models for these two vehicles, so the 2016 Honda Pilot LX and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX. Keep in mind there are higher trims available with additional features and performance capabilities.
|2016 Honda Pilot LX||2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX|
|3.5-liter V-6||Engine||3.6-liter V-6|
|Standard||Active Head Restraints||Not available|
|Optional||CD Player||Not available|
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To start, the two are both equipped with similar engine sizes that produce nearly the same amount of horsepower. The Honda Pilot and the Chrysler Pacifica come standard with automatic transmissions, which makes for a smooth, easy driving experience. They’re also both set with front-wheel drive. The 2016 Honda Pilot LX gets 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway*. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is quite comparable with 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Pilot is slightly more efficient in the city, whereas the Pacifica is slightly more efficient on the highway.
When it comes to safety, the Pilot and the Pacifica are packed full of the latest safety features to keep the whole family protected at all times. Both of these base model vehicles come with hill start assist, traction control, brake assist, child proof rear door locks, tire pressure monitor systems and optional rear electronic parking aid with camera. The 2016 Pilot LX comes out on top with standard active head restraints for all three rows, which is not available in the Pacifica LX. Both are set with automatic headlights, but the Pilot offers optional fog lights that are not available on the Pacifica. Cruise control, rearview cameras and remote keyless entry are standard equipment on both. However, the Pilot comes out on top with an optional roof rack and CD player as well as standard console storage and a split rear seat that’s not available in the Pacifica LX.
Drivers interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Pilot are welcome to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Those looking to get behind the wheel to test this SUV out for themselves can do so by scheduling a test drive online.
*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2016 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.