• 2016 Honda Pilot

Explore the 8-Passenger SUV That Leaves Competitors Far Behind

Drivers in the market for a new SUV or crossover are often looking for impressive space to accommodate a greater number of passengers and a great deal more cargo than a car can handle. To answer those needs, Honda has provided an outstanding lineup of SUVs and CUVs for the 2016 model year. Among them is the 2016 Honda Pilot.

If you need room for a lot of passengers, you’ll find an exceptional 8-passenger SUV option in the Pilot. The Pilot further provides outstanding cargo capacity to accommodate you and your many passengers wherever you’re heading.

Read on, and we’ll explore the Pilot’s various assets and how this versatile vehicle compares with its competitors in terms of spaciousness.

2016 Honda Pilot

Space to Stretch Out

The Pilot’s impressive seating for up to eight passengers clearly exceeds some of its top rivals, including the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which seats just five passengers; the 2016 Ford Explorer, which accommodates only seven passengers; and the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder, which also seats just seven passengers.

The Pilot’s supremacy doesn’t end there, however. Regarding space to comfortably accommodate your passengers, the Pilot provides up to 153.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. In contrast, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers only 105.4 cubic of passenger room, and the Ford Explorer offers only 151.6 cubic feet of passenger space.

Other space comparisons between the Pilot and its competitors are as follows:

  • Headroom: The Pilot offers up to 40.1 inches of front headroom, while the Grand Cherokee features just 39.9 inches of front headroom; the Pilot additionally provides 40.2 inches of second-row headroom, while the Grand Cherokee offers only 39.2 inches and the Pathfinder offers just 39.4 inches; the Pilot further features 38.9 inches of third-row headroom, while the Explorer and Pathfinder each provides just 37.8 inches.
  • Legroom: The Pilot offers 40.9 inches of front legroom compared to just 40.3 inches in the Jeep Grand Cherokee; the Pilot additionally features 31.9 inches of rear legroom in comparison to the Pathfinder, which provides only 30.7 inches of rear legroom.

Space for Your Cargo

Drivers who need a lot of seats frequently need a lot of cargo space, too. Fortunately, the Pilot also delivers big when it comes to cargo capacity.

The Pilot offers up to an impressive 109.2 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats down. In contrast, the Grand Cherokee provides only 68.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, while the Pathfinder provides just 79.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, and the Explorer offers only 81.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.

The Pilot further provides great versatility when it comes to fluctuation seating versus cargo needs.

When all eight seats are needed, drivers can still take advantage of up to 18.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row onboard the Pilot. When they have a mix of seating and cargo needs, drivers can utilize the Pilot’s 60/40-split, flat-folding third-row bench seat to make extra cargo space while still accommodating passengers in the third row.

2016 Honda Pilot Cargo Area

An available One-Touch 2nd-Row Seat also moves forward at the press of a button to provide easy access to the third row or to create more space. An available power tailgate further provides convenient access to the Pilot’s capacious cargo room.

Take a Closer Look

Drivers can get further acquainted with the 2016 Honda Pilot and its many outstanding features at any New England Honda Dealers Association location.

Stop by or contact any of our associated dealerships today and a friendly, knowledgeable member of our team will be on hand to go over the various features, options, and offerings of the outstanding Pilot as well as answer any questions you may have. We’ll then get you behind the wheel and on the road for a test drive of this outstanding SUV.

New England Honda Dealers


Phone: (877) 770-8091

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