• 2016 Honda Pilot

    Honda makes some of the top SUVs in New England, and whether you need a new work or family vehicle, options like the Pilot and the CR-V are waiting for you at New England Honda Dealers. The Pilot is a larger SUV, with seating for as many as eight and a 3.5L V6 under the hood, while the CR-V is a five-person crossover with a dependable 4-cylinder engine. Each of these Honda models can be had with all-wheel drive to help make it through the New England winters, too.

    Let’s take a closer look at the CR-V and Pilot to help find the top SUV for you.

The Top SUVs in New England

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot just received a huge upgrade, dropping a more powerful and more efficient engine under the hood, receiving a stylish new exterior, and experiencing an upgrade in towing capacity while still delivering one of the most impressive selections of standard features in its class.

Honda gives drivers some of the most choices in their search for the top SUV in New England:

  • Trims: Choose from entry-level LX, top-of-the-line Elite, or one of the three middle trims (EX, EX-L, and Touring).
  • All-Wheel Drive: Standard on the Elite and available on the other four trims, Honda’s all-wheel drive system engages automatically when it senses a loss of traction, sending torque to the rear wheels.
  • Honda Sensing: Honda’s state-of-the-art driver assistance and accident prevention features are available on EX-L and higher trims and include collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist.


Each Pilot comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 280 hp and capable of towing as much as 3,500 pounds (Pilot AWD models can tow up to 5,000 pounds). Despite its capabilities, the 2016 Pilot 2WD LX earns an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg.*

No matter which of Honda’s five Pilot trims you choose, you’ll find a diverse selection of amenities, as Honda has been working hard to redefine what drivers expect from “standard features.” The new standard starts off with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone calls and audio streaming and includes a multi-angle rearview camera (with three different views) as well as a 4.2-inch multi-information display with USB audio interface.

Whether filling all eight seats with friends and family or loading your Pilot up with cargo to take one of the kids off to college, Honda has you covered.


2016 Honda CR-V

The Pilot could easily be the top SUV for many New England drivers, but if you need something a bit smaller, the 2016 Honda CR-V is here. This five-person crossover SUV is a light and sporty alternative to larger models, but don’t mistake its small size for a lack of power. Under the hood is a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 185 hp that’s capable of towing 1,500 pounds while still earning an EPA-estimated 33 highway mpg on 2016 CR-V 2WD models.

As with the Pilot, Honda is great about giving you options on the CR-V, ensuring there’s one for nearly any kind of driver.

  • Trims: Choose from five trim levels—LX, SE, EX, EX-L, or Touring.
  • Honda Sensing: The Honda Sensing suite of safety features that is available on the Pilot can also be had on the CR-V at the Touring trim level.
  • Upgrade Options: You’ll find a wide range of features on the upper trim levels, including luxuries like leather upholstery and heated front seating as well as a navigation system with traffic routing to keep you on the fastest route to where you’re headed.


If you were impressed by the standard features of the Pilot—Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a digital display screen—the CR-V includes those as well. The infotainment system even integrates Pandora Internet Radio and SMS text messaging so you can stay connected and entertained on the road.

Honda Builds Safe SUVs

Whether you choose the Pilot or the CR-V, you should know that you’re safe behind the wheel of a Honda. The 2016 Honda Pilot and CR-V models have been awarded a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with the Honda Sensing safety features. Without the Honda Sensing package, both models are still Top Safety Picks from the IIHS.

Test Drive a Honda

While you can have an idea or two about which vehicle is right for you by reading about them and looking at pictures, the final decision should be made behind the wheel. Visit a New England Honda Dealer near you for a test drive of the Pilot, the CR-V, or both and find out which one is the top SUV for you.

*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.

New England Honda Dealers


Phone: (877) 770-8091

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