If you have been following along with the new J. Pauley Toyota Blog, you know that we have been closely following along with the developments from the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. We have already told you about the developments from Toyota with the unveiling of the new Avalon and special editions of the Camry and Corolla. We also have to keep pace with some of our competitors. We believe that we have the best lineup of SUVs available to customers. In order to get ahead of some of the developments coming from our competitors, we are going to take a look at the 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Honda Pilot.
In previous generations, the Toyota 4Runner and Honda Pilot were very tightly matched. However, over the years the 4Runner has become more refined with a greater balance of on- and off-road handling qualities. The Pilot has always been a strong vehicle for getting off the beaten path, but it has always taken some flack from independent reviewers for being a little rougher on the pavement. It would seem that the 2016 Pilot has come around with more family-friendly vehicle features. Honda has added a lot of electronics and other creature comforts to the vehicle. But, according to the press release from the auto maker about the new Pilot from Chicago, it seems they still haven’t matched the balance that is naturally available with the Toyota 4Runner.
Much of what Honda is calling “new advanced technology” has been included with the Toyota 4Runner in one form or another for awhile now. Reading through the available information that compares the 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Honda Pilot, reveals a lack of advanced traction control systems that are available nearly across all of the available trims of the current 4Runner model. It is hard to argue with the success of the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Crawl Control. Each one of these systems essentially allow the driver to dial in the terrain they are dealing with and the Toyota 4Runner will instantly respond to what the terrain is offering.
If you would like to learn more about the 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Honda Pilot, please make an appointment with a J. Pauley Toyota sales professional today.