2016 Honda Pilot Touring vs 2016 Honda Pilot Elite
2016 Honda Pilot Touring 2016 Honda Pilot Elite
20 City/27 Hwy Fuel Economy* 19 City/26 Hwy
No Standard AWD Yes
10 Speakers 10

2016 Honda Pilot Touring vs 2016 Honda Pilot Elite

2016 Honda Pilot Touring vs 2016 Honda Pilot Elite

The recent arrival of the 2016 Honda pilot might have you looking at different trim levels and deciding which one might be a better fit for your driving styles as well as the comforts you prefer to have. For those looking for something on the more upscale end of things, we have compared the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring vs the 2016 Honda Pilot Elite. Both trims offer quite a lot of features. The main differences come in the way of features that are standard or optional.

One of the first things you might notice is that the Touring offers the option for both two-wheel and all-wheel drive where the Elite comes standard with AWD. This also means that the Touring can come with slightly better efficiency at 20 city and 27 highway mpg*. The Elite also offers 2nd-row captain’s chairs, a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, and a standard rear entertainment system.

The 2016 Honda Pilot in Denver

The Honda Pilot has seen a number of improvements for every trim level. One of the biggest is the improved upon engine. The V6 engine produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, which allows you to tow up to 5,000 pounds and at the same time, the engine offers an improved level of fuel efficiency. This two trim levels also pair the engine with a 9-speed transmission to help create a smooth and efficient ride.

The Pilot also now uses all-wheel drive and intelligent variable torque management to provide ideal power to the wheels that need it most. And with the intelligent traction management, not only are we dealing with a highly intelligent system, you’ll have the option for normal, snow, sand and mud driving modes. For those considering two-wheel drive, there is still the option for snow mode. With all the features you want and need along with a much more capable system, both the Touring and Elite are excellent options. The Elite comes with everything and the Touring offers more options for drivers that want to do a little customizing.

*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.


2016 Honda Pilot Touring vs 2016 Honda Pilot Elite