The average crossover SUV has been developed into a nearly perfect family vehicle. It’s outstanding for commuting to work, running errands and bringing the kids to school. However, that isn’t going to be enough for a certain set of Toyota of Decatur customers and the Toyota 4Runner is the vehicle for those people. For another model year, the latest 4Runner has arrived at the Toyota of Decatur showroom with all of the capabilities that helped it stand out from the competition in addition to several connectivity upgrades. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Honda Pilot will show how these two longtime rivals have diverged and how the Toyota SUV has remained a very capable option for people who love the outdoors. Customers can schedule a test drive with 2020 4Runner today by calling, 256-274-4354.
On the most superficial of levels, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner and the 2020 Honda Pilot are both V-6-powered, three-row platforms. The key differences between the two vehicles are how they are constructed and how owners can use them. Toyota is continuing to build the 2020 4Runner as a body-on-frame SUV, a tactic that Honda abandoned a few years ago for the Pilot. This will give the 4Runner more rugged capabilities that are further bolstered by the available Toyota four-wheel-drive system and an array of available traction management systems. The 2020 Pilot is a true crossover SUV with a unibody construction and all-wheel-drive. Additionally, every 2020 Toyota 4Runner available in the Toyota of Decatur showroom is outfitted with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. Honda customers will have to pick higher trims of the 2020 Pilot to match this capability.
Performance Specs, Cargo Volume and Towing Capacity
Toyota has equipped the 2020 4Runner with the same powertrain across its entire lineup. A 4.0-liter, V-6 engine is under the hood and it will be attached to a five-speed automatic transmission. Owners can expect the 2020 4Runner to produce 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque in addition to being able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Most Toyota of Decatur customers will choose versions of the Toyota SUV with two rows of seats, although a third row can be equipped. When owners are using the most common interior configuration of the current 4Runner, there will be up to 47.2 cubic-feet available behind the second row of seats. There can be up to 89.7 cubic-feet available when all rear seats are properly stowed.
The 2020 Honda Pilot also employs a V-6 engine and it will make slightly more horsepower than the power plant used by the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. However, Honda offers two-wheel-drive as standard equipment that will drop the Pilot’s towing capacity to 3,500 pounds, buyers choosing all-wheel-drive Pilot models can tow 5,000 pounds. Additionally, the 2020 Pilot cannot match the interior cargo volume of the 4Runner in any configuration. Pilot owners will have a maximum cargo volume of 83.9 cubic-feet.