2018 Honda HR-V vs. CR-V vs. Pilot: Which is Best for You?

Honda has done it again with its newest award-winning SUVs, the 2018 HR-V, CR-V, and Pilot. All three crossovers are envy-inducing additions to the already-robust SUV market in America, but which model is best for you? Here’s a breakdown of each 2018 Honda SUV to ensure you’re making the right choice.

  

2018 Honda HR-V

What makes the 2018 Honda HR-V one of the best new SUVs in the country? For starters, it's the most fuel-efficient of the Honda SUV models. The HR-V gets a nifty 28 city/34 highway mpg, depending on the transmission. It's also rated the #1 Subcompact SUV by the US News & World Report, which cites the HR-V's Magic Seat as the reason for its stellar ranking.

Meanwhile, the HR-V's closest rival, the Toyota C-HR, lacks the former's rear legroom and overall cargo volume. While both the Toyota C-HR and Honda HR-V offer substantial cargo space for their class, the HR-V wins with an impressive 58.8 cubic feet of max storage space (with rear seats folded). In contrast, the C-HR offers just 36.4 cubic feet (with rear seats folded). So, if you're the driver of choice for soccer tournaments, hockey games, and swim meets, the Honda HR-V is your compact SUV of choice.

  

2018 Honda CR-V

Of the three Honda SUVs, the ’18 CR-V might just be packed with the most tech per square foot. For example, the CR-V EX trim includes the award-winning Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assist features, Blind Spot information system (BSI) with cross-traffic monitor, dual-zone automatic climate control, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, USB ports, and a one-touch power moonroof. What's more, you can include the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic, and HD Radio in both the EX-L and Touring trims.

The CR-V's closest rival on the marketmay be the 2018 Nissan Rogue. In terms of sheer power, however, the CR-V gives the Rogue a run for its money. You'll find the CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring trims put out a ferocious 190 hp and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a phenomenal 7.6 secs. A close-but-no-cigar contender, the 2018 Nissan Rogue manufactures 170 hp and takes 9.8 secs to rev up to 60 mph.

To add to its benefits, the Honda CR-V's rear seat folds down easily, expanding your available cargo space to a generous 75.8 cubic feet, 5 cubic feet roomier than the Nissan Rogue.

Not only has Kelley Blue Book crowned the 2018 Honda CR-V as the Best Buy winner in the Small SUV category, the CR-V also earned awards as Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year and EdmundsMost Innovative SUV of the Year. Its accolades should speak for themselves. If you want speed and comfort, grab the keys to a new Honda CR-V in Joplin.

  

2018 Honda Pilot

The 2018 Pilot is also a triumph among Honda SUVs. Of the three crossovers, the Pilot can't be beat when it comes to sheer, unadulterated power. Its 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6 engine manufactures an astounding 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Honda enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that the Pilot is also the first Honda to offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. (Whoa there, Nelly!) And with all this speed, you still get a respectable 27 mpg highway rating.

The Pilot's closest contender is the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Both SUVs have comparable specs, fuel efficiency ratings, and driver-assist technologies. The Pilot slightly edges out the Highlander, however, in terms of cargo space. Where the Pilot boasts 16.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row, the Highlander only provides 13.8 cubic feet of cargo area. Flip the Pilot’s seats down, and you get a fearsome 84 cubic feet to mess around with. Power? Check. Space. Double-check. Everything Factor? You bet. 

Honda has certainly outdone itself with its 2018 SUV class! Whether you need a versatile go-getter, classic crossover style, or minivan-like spaciousness, you’ll find the perfect vehicle in one of the new HR-V, CR-V, or Pilot models.

As your premier Honda dealership in Joplin, MO, we're here to help you find the perfect SUV. Drop by our Joplin car dealership 902 N Rangeline Rd or contact our Honda sales team at (417) 625-0800 to schedule a test drive. You can also browse our inventory of new Hondas for sale, set up price alerts, and use our CarFinder tool to get notifications when your preferred vehicle is available. Whatever you need, trust in Roper Honda to have your back!


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