If you are looking for a reliable mid-size SUV, there is no option as solidified as the Toyota 4Runner. A popular SUV that offers practicality is durable and has an array of technological features on offer, the 4Runner has made a mark for itself in the SUV segment and has managed to stay in contention with popular contenders for almost four decades. There is no doubt that the 4Runner has become an integral part of American pop culture. But that doesn’t go without saying that the 4Runner faces stiff competition from other well-established mid-sized SUVs, the Honda Pilot being one of them. Let’s see what makes the 2022 Toyota 4Runner a more viable option compared to the 2022 Honda Pilot.
The Toyota 4Runner receives a list of updates for the 2022 model year that includes the addition of a new TRD Sport trim and up-gradation of all the 4Runner trims with LED high-beam headlights. The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is available in eight trims - SR5, TRD Sport, Trail Special Edition, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro. Interested to purchase the 2022 Toyota 4Runner? Contact us today to know more.
2022 Toyota 4Runner
2022 Honda Pilot
|4.0-liter V-6 Engine
|270 hp / 278 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||280 hp / 262 ft-lbs.|
|Five-speed Automatic Transmission
||Nine-speed Automatic Transmission|
|47.2 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||16.5 cu. ft.|
|9.0 inches.||Ground Clearance (Inches)||7.3 inches.|
Powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, the 4Runner is a potent SUV with 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque of power output. It is quite clear from the table above that the Honda Pilot has a slightly higher horsepower output compared to the 4Runner. Buy the 4Runner balances it out with a slight torque advantage over the Pilot. The engine comes mated to a smooth-shifting five-speed automatic transmission and the power is sent to either a part-time 4WD system in the base trim or a full-time 4WD system in the higher variants. The nine-speed automatic transmission offered in the Pilot offers a better distribution of power. But the 4Runner manages to offer an involving driving experience with the five-speed transmission itself. And not to forget the nine-inch ground clearance it offers giving it a slight off-road advantage over the 2022 Pilot.
The Toyota 4Runner offers a plethora of technological features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, eight-speaker sound system, Wi-Fi connect, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and SiriusXM subscription as standard on all the trims/variants. Opting for the higher trims will upgrade the infotainment system with features like JBL premium audio system with 15 speakers, Service Connect, Remote Connect, and Destination Assist. The Honda Pilot offers a similar list of technological features. But the user-friendly nature of the 4Runner’s infotainment system is what makes it a more preferable option. The 4Runner’s cabin is cozy with ample space for all the occupants. As comfortable as the standard fabric-trimmed seats are on the base trim, perforated leather-trimmed seats available in the top-end Limited trim take it up a notch.
With a wide array of active safety features like Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), Star Safety System™, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), Rear Occupancy Alert, and Side-impact door beams, to name some of them, the 2022 4Runner ticks all the boxes one would expect from an SUV.