Compare 2023 Honda CR-V vs 2023 Honda Pilot

2023 Honda CR-V vs 2023 Honda Pilot
2023 Honda CR-V 2023 Honda Pilot


1.5L Turbocharged I-4 3.5L V6


190 hp 285 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

28/34 * 19/27 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 8 Passengers

  Max Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs ** 5,000 lbs **

  Max Cargo Space

76.5 cubic feet 1 111.8 cubic feet 1

  Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control System Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration

2023 Honda CR-V vs 2023 Honda Pilot

Serving Brighton, MI

The Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot have been completely redesigned for the 2023 model year. In addition to refreshing the styles, these changes introduce new features and other exciting changes. While the two-row CR-V and the three-row Pilot have notable similarities, they are enormously different in essential areas. How do these revamped Honda models compare?


The 2023 CR-V is available with several powertrain options. The base trim draws 190 horsepower from a turbo 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a CVT. Higher-level trims receive 204 combined horsepower from a hybrid four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. Most CR-V trims have front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive. The top Sport Touring trim has standard all-wheel drive. All trims for the 2023 Honda Pilot pull 285 horsepower from a V6, 3.5-liter engine. This is paired with a 10-speed auto transmission. While most trims give you the option between front-wheel and all-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is standard in the TrailSport and Elite versions.


The CR-V’s new look for 2023 is easy on the eyes, with long curves across the profile and a forward-trending angle on the sides. The lower sides are supported by a thick bar of black molding. The front end shows the CR-V’s sporty side with a wide, black lower fascia and body-colored vents. The grille has a linear-style mesh pattern and integrates with slender, LED-enhanced headlights. The 2023 Pilot is a larger model with boxier dimensions. Like the CR-V, its sides are decorated with black molding. The grille and headlights are larger, but they are similar in shape. The Pilot’s headlights are underscored with an LED lighting element. The lower fascia is black with a striking metal accent, and the air vents are larger and more commanding.


The Pilot and the CR-V have many comparable features. These include rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, smart device app connectivity, heated seats, memory functions for the driver’s seat, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, forward collision avoidance, ambient lighting and more. The 2023 Honda Pilot also has a few additional features, including a traffic jam assist, three rows of seats, a tri-zone climate control system, remote access, a driver attention warning, a programmable liftgate, and others.

With a great selection of our latest models in stock at Serra Honda Brighton today, we make it easy for our customers to get to know their options. Visit our showroom today to continue comparing the CR-V and the Pilot in person.

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* 2023 Honda CR-V: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX & EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX & EX-L trims. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for the 2WD Sport trim. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport & Sport Touring trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

* 2023 Honda Pilot: 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 18 city/23 highway/20 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

** Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your Honda dealer for details. For 2023 Honda Pilot, maximum towing capacity for AWD trims is 5,000 lbs, and maximum towing capacity for 2WD trims is 3,500 lbs.

1. Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.