2016 Honda Pilot: Rear Seat Comparison
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on December 10, 2015
From this angle, the rear seats in our 2016 Honda Pilot don't look particularly spacious. Measure them against the competition, however, and they match up quite well. Here are the numbers against some popular rivals:
In terms of legroom, the Pilot sits midpack. It offers exactly the same amount of legroom as the Toyota Highlander and an extra two inches compared to the Chevrolet Traverse. Want more? The Ford Explorer tops the Pilot by an inch in this area.
When it comes to headroom, it's pretty much a wash. All of the competitors mentioned here are within an inch of each other so you probably wouldn't notice a difference.
Shoulder room is an often-overlooked parameter when it comes to interior passenger space. Here the Pilot does well, topping both the Highlander and the Explorer by an inch and the Chevy by two inches. Then again, since we're dealing with captain's chairs it really doesn't come into play. With the bench seat in back, the extra shoulder room would certainly come into play.
The seat themselves are above average in terms of shape, adjustability and materials. Always nice to have a fold-down armrest, too. As midsize crossovers go, the second row in the Pilot is definitely near the top of its class.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 752 miles