2019 Volvo XC90 vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Volvo XC90 SUV

2019 Volvo XC90

2019 Honda Pilot SUV

2019 Honda Pilot


Competing in Different Worlds

Volvo has come to represent a combination of sophistication and safety that other automakers have trouble competing with, and it's why we think the 2019 Volvo XC90 vs. 2019 Honda Pilot may not be the fairest comparison. If you're a Schaumburg driver on a tight budget, the base Pilot LX has a certain appeal to it, but if you're looking for comfort, state-of-the-art safety, and modern amenities, it doesn't hold a candle to the XC90. We've already compared the XC90 to the Pilot's luxury-styled sibling, the Acura MDX, and more of the same advantages apply here.

2019 Volvo XC90 MPG vs. Pilot MPG

If you're driving the kids around Chicagoland -- or handing them the keys -- you're going to want an SUV that's more of a fuel sipper than a gas guzzler. Honda has done well to make the Pilot more efficient in recent years, but it still falls behind the Volvo.

  • Volvo XC90 MPG: The 2019 XC90 earns an EPA-estimated 29 highway and 21 city mpg.
  • Honda Pilot MPG: The Pilot manages just 27 highway and 19 city mpg.

Drivers looking for more will find it in the Volvo, too -- though not so much in the Honda. The XC90 has two additional engine options while the Pilot simply offers its standard V6:

  • The XC90 with supercharged four-cylinder earns 316 hp and 27 highway and 20 city mpg.
  • The eAWD XC90 plug-in hybrid delivers up to 400 hp and an EPA-estimated 30 highway and 26 city mpg.

Built for Cargo

We've hinted at the Pilot and XC90 existing in different worlds, and that extends well beyond the cabin.

  • While both of these crossovers have 3 rows of seating, the XC90 makes a bit better use of its space by offering up to 85.7 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down -- the PIlot has just 83.9 cubic feet.
  • Need to tow? The Pilot requires an upgrade to AWD to tow more than its standard 1,500 pounds while the XC90 is capable of towing up to 4,000 pounds.

Find Your SUV at Patrick Volvo Cars

Cargo, performance specs, and a luxurious interior. We think the verdict is a clear one (this crossover even bests its BMW competitor), but we also think you need to see the 2019 Volvo XC90 for yourself. Contact Patrick Volvo Cars or visit us in Schaumburg today to see why so many drivers leave thoughts of the 2019 Pilot behind when they see the Volvo XC90.

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