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Honda Pilot (2016) vs. Toyota 4Runner (2015) Features

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Model Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot 4Runner 4Runner 4Runner 4Runner
Trim LX EX EX-L Touring Elite SR5 Trail TRD Pro Limited
Engines (show)  
3.5L V6
OHC-4v
280 hp@6000
262 lb-ft@4700
       
4.0L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@5600
278 lb-ft@4400
         
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed automatic            
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic              
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic          
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD          
AWD        
RWD              
4WD, part-time w/low range            
4WD w/low range                
Tires (show)  
245/60HR18 tires        
245/50HR20 tires              
265/70R17 tires          
245/60R20 tires                
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 200W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                
Unbranded, 225W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)              
Unbranded, 540W, 10 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.        
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.          
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Cruise control        
Heated steering wheel                
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.            
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.  
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.            
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.          
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.
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.          
Blind spot camera, passenger sideProvides a rearward view along the passenger side of the car at any speed.            
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.                
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.              
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.          
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          
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.          
Lane keeping assist systemProactively helps keep the car centered inside a detected lane via steering assistance.          
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.            
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.            
Pedestrian detectionWarns driver of pedestrians in path of car.          
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.          
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.                
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.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.        
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
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.    
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.          
Roof railsNo crossbars.      
Second-row low consoleSecond-row center console that does not rise above the level of the seat cushions.                
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)  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.            
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.      
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment systemEntertainment system able to play Blu-Ray discs.              
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.      
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.            
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.        
HDMI portEnables input of HD video.            
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.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.    
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Pandora internet radio connectivityRequires connected compatible phone.                
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.                
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 seat audio controlsAudio controls for rear seat passengers, usually to control output through headphone jacks.                
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.          
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.          
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.          
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. 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 systemSometimes also includes voice control over climate control 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.                
Black exterior trim (optional)                
Black grille (optional)                
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.        
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.  
Deep-tinted rear windows
Glass roof panel(s)One or more glass panels in the roof that cannot be opened or removed.                
Hood scoopScoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.              
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.              
Metal accent plate, lower front fasciaSometimes referred to as a skid plate, but really an appearance item.                
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 headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.                
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.  
Conversation mirrorEnables driver to view rear passenger compartment without turning around.          
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 cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.              
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only                
LED tail lightsOnly 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.
Rear reading lights        
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.        
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      
Visor mirror, driver                
Visor mirror, passenger                
Powertrain (show)  
Active rear differentialActively splits power between the left and right rear wheels, which generally yields sportier handling.        
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.              
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.              
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.              
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 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
Cooled or ventilated front seats                
Floor mats
Floor mats, third row (optional)Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.                
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    
Heated second row 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 recliner, second row seats
Manual recliner, third 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 release, second row seatsSeats tumble forward at the press of a button. Must be returned to upright position manually.            
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)  
Adaptive dampers - mechanicalShocks mechanically adjust firmness based on direct road inputs. Not driver adjustable.        
All-terrain tiresOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.                
Alloy wheels
Disconnectable stabilizer barsThe stabilizer bars can be disconnected to permit additional wheel travel off-road.                
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.              
Raised heavy-duty suspensionOnly 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.                
Suggestive steeringElectronics gentely tug the steering wheel to suggest which way to turn for most secure handling.        
Terrain selectorSelect electronic chassis control settings for a specific terrain type.      
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.          
Wheels, dark finish                

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Option Package Contents

AWD

Features
Terrain selector
Heated mirrors
Trailer sway control
Active rear differential
AWD

Honda Sensing

Features
Forward collision warning
Pedestrian detection
Lane keeping assist system
Adaptive cruise control
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Automatic braking, high-speed

AWD

Features
Terrain selector
Heated mirrors
Trailer sway control
Active rear differential
AWD

Rear Entertainment System

Features
AC power outlet
DVD-compatible player
Rear seat audio controls
A/V input jacks
HDMI port
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
CD player
Sunshades, second row
MP3-compatible player

Honda Sensing

Features
Forward collision warning
Pedestrian detection
Lane keeping assist system
Adaptive cruise control
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Automatic braking, high-speed

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information

AWD

Features
Terrain selector
Heated mirrors
Trailer sway control
Active rear differential
AWD

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
Sunroof

Entune Audio with Navigation

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
App support

Premium Package

Features
Sunroof

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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