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

  One-Touch Power Moonroof

Standard Available

  Climate Control

Dual-Zone 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 Groton, CT

The 2023 Honda CR-V and the 2023 Honda Pilot show exciting improvements as they break into new generations. Both of these SUVs have enhanced styling and other updates that raise their appeal, and this could make it more challenging for you to decide on one specific model. At Cardinal Honda, we are happy to answer all your questions about these next-generation models and help you select an SUV that produces the driving experience you have in mind.


The 2023 CR-V is available with two powertrain options. The CR-V's main engine is a 190-horsepower, turbo 1.5-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. It is combined with a CVT and front-wheel drive, or you can get all-wheel drive as an upgrade. The CR-V also has a hybrid four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that generates 204 combined horsepower. The exclusive powertrain available with the 2023 Honda Pilot is a V6, 3.5-liter, 285-horsepower engine with an automatic 10-speed transmission. The trims have standard front-wheel drive, or you can upgrade to all-wheel drive with most trims.


Across the exteriors, the CR-V and the Pilot both display updated styling. The CR-V's front end has been completely redesigned with a new grille connected with LED-topped headlamps. Below this black grille, the black bumper is slender and is paired with thin air vents. The CR-V's sides are enhanced with a pinstripe accent and dark molding. The three-row Pilot is longer and has a tall, flat roof. The headlights and grille on the Pilot are similarly shaped. However, the headlights have a lower LED ribbon of light, and the grille is more extensive. The front air vents on the 2023 Pilot are also larger. Across the sides of the Pilot, you will find smooth surfaces and dark molding.


Regardless of your selection of the Pilot or the CR-V, your SUV may come with forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, driver's memory settings, a wireless device charging pad, a smart device app connection, a navigation system, rain-sensing wipers, a premium sound system, a hands-free liftgate, and a heated steering wheel. The Pilot gives you three rows of seats with the option of captain's chairs in the second row. It also has heated seats in the first and second rows, parking sensors, a wireless hotspot, power-folding side mirrors, and a cabin intercom system.

Our experts at Cardinal Honda are eager to show the updates to the 2023 Pilot and the 2023 CR-V in person. Connect with our sales office today to learn more and schedule a test drive.

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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.