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Features Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Toyota 4Runner

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014
Model Pilot Pilot Pilot 4Runner 4Runner 4Runner
Trim LX EX SE SR5 Trail Limited
Engines (show)  
3.5L V6
OHC-4v
250 hp@5700
253 lb-ft@4800
     
4.0L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@5600
278 lb-ft@4400
     
Transmissions (show)  
5-speed automatic      
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD      
AWD      
RWD        
4WD, part-time w/low range        
4WD w/low range          
Tires (show)  
245/65R17 tires      
235/60R18 tires        
265/70R17 tires      
245/60R20 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 155W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Unbranded, 8 speakers        
JBL, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)          
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.    
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.      
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Cruise control
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Power retractable rear window      
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.          
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.  
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Crawl controlAutomatically maintains one of a few driver-selected low speeds, for off-roading. Includes hill descent control.          
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Full-size spare tire      
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.        
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Knee airbag, driver      
Knee airbag, passenger      
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.          
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.          
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.          
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.  
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire      
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Trailer sway controlAutomatically applies a front brake to counteract sway induced by a trailer.      
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover      
Cargo mat      
Cargo net
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.      
Cargo tray      
Class III trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 5,000 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.
Console with shifter      
Console without shifter      
Liftglass or two-piece tailgateDo not have to open entire tailgate to access the cargo area.      
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.  
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.      
Roof railsNo crossbars.    
Sliding load floorFloor of cargo area slides to extend out of tailgate, to ease loading and unloading.      
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Trailering equipment (7 wire)Includes seven-wire harness, necessary for larger trailers.      
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.      
Audio controls on steering wheel  
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screensA DVD player and two front headrest-mounted screens.      
Entertainment system, ceiling-mountedA DVD player and ceiling-mounted screen. Often includes a pair of wireless headphones.          
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.      
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Media drive, smallFlash drive with a small amount of storage for MP3 and other audio files.      
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.      
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.      
Rear air vents with automatic controlsMaintains set temperature in rear passenger area by providing heated or cooled air through vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Replaces and includes value of rear air vents with manual controls.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.      
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.    
Second DVD player for entertainment systemSecond DVD player allows two different DVDs to be played simultaneously.      
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.      
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.          
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.      
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for audio system            
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.      
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.      
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.      
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.  
Deep-tinted rear windows
Hood scoopScoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.          
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Paint, special white          
Power-deployable running boards          
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Running boards        
Skid plate (one)Protects part of the underbody from rocks when off-roading.      
Skid platesPrevent underbody damage when off-roading.      
Sunroof    
Tow hook(s), frontUsed to connect the vehicle with another, so one of them can tow the other out of the mud.      
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.      
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.            
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.      
Interior lights, additionalOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display  
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.      
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Powertrain (show)  
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.        
Lockable center differentialThe center differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low speeds on loose surfaces. Engaging low range (where available) usually locks the center differential automatically.          
Lockable rear differentialThe rear differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low-speeds on loose surfaces.    
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench      
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench      
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench        
Third-row 2-section 3-person split bench      
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.      
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.  
Heated front seats      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.          
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats          
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat          
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat      
Manual recliner, second row seats
Memory system, driver seat          
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat      
Power height adjuster, driver seat  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.  
Power recliner, driver seat  
Power recliner, passenger seat      
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.  
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.        
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels  
Disconnectable stabilizer barsThe stabilizer bars can be disconnected to permit additional wheel travel off-road.          
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.          
Hydraulically cross-linked shocksEach shock absorber is hydraulically connected to the one at the opposite corner of the vehicle. This reduces roll and stabilizes the ride.          
Off-road suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.      

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Option Package Contents

Third-row seat

Features
Folding third row seats
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats
Side curtain airbags, three rows
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench

Entune Audio with Navigation

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
App support

Premium Package

Features
Perimeter approach lighting
Synthetic leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Sunroof
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic headlights
Interior lights, additional
Turn signals on or near mirrors

Entune Audio with Navigation

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
App support

Premium Package

Features
Perimeter approach lighting
Synthetic leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Sunroof
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic headlights
Interior lights, additional
Turn signals on or near mirrors

Third-row seat

Features
Folding third row seats
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats
Side curtain airbags, three rows
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench

Third-row seat

Features
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats

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