I am looking at replacing my 2002 Odyssey EX FWD with either a Honda Pilot 4WD or a Toyota 4Runner 4WD. Both are 2013 models and both have V6 engines, and are similarly equipped (and priced).
My question: is anyone towing with a 16' Scamp
with either of these vehicles (within the last couple years - 2011 or later)?
If so, what gas mileage do you get with them - both towing and not towing?
We are torn between the two vehicles (4WD needed for back roads in National parks or forests, and for PA winters - not true 4-wheeling). The Pilot has more creature comforts and the 4Runner is a hardier vehicle. Both retain their value, but we want to run them for 200k+ miles.
Either will tow, but we are concerned about the hit on mileage while towing. Our Odyssey gets around 18-19 mpg not towing, and drops to 13-14 while towing (avg - with range of 11.5 to 16.5 on the far edges). We are hoping for better towing mileage from either.