Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot

The Toyota Highlander, or the Honda Pilot? That’s the question that many drivers around Bensalem and Philadelphia have been asking themselves…and that’s the question that our team members here at Faulkner Toyota Trevose have set out to answer with this car comparison of the Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot.

Keep reading, and then reach out to us with any further questions. Plus, we’d be happy to help you with a test drive, too. Simply get in touch with us on the phone, on our website, or at our dealership today!


Interior Dimensions: Toyota Highlander vs Honda PilotHighlander

Of course, one of the major reasons that people go with an SUV is so that they can have plenty of room.

In the Toyota Highlander, you’ll have plenty of room. In fact, a total of up to 139.3 cubic feet for 7 passengers or 83.2 cubic feet for your cargo, depending on how you configure it.

In terms of passenger space, that breaks down to about 39.8 inches of front headroom, 44.2 inches of front legroom, 37.8 inches of second headroom, 38.4 inches of second legroom, 35.9 of third headroom, and 26.7 inches of third legroom. In other words, it’s time to stretch out and relax yourself.

However, it doesn’t seem like there will be as much stretching out (nor as much relaxing) in the Honda Pilot. For example, it only gives you 40.9 inches of front legroom, as opposed to Toyota’s 44.2.


Highlander vs Pilot: Power, Performance, and Capabilities

If that’s what you’re going for, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with the Toyota Highlander:

  • 5L V6 Engine: This direct-injection monster is paired with Toyota’s Direct Shift 8-Speed Auto Transmission for an out-of-this-world combination of power, control, muscle, and precision.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Yet, despite all of that, certain Highlander trim levels still manage to achieve fuel economies of up to 21 MPG in the city and up to 27 MPG on the highway1.
  • Stop, then Start: One of the ways that  Highlander’s SUV manages to reach such efficient heights is through its Stop and Start Engine system, which will intelligently shut off the engine while you stop, and then turn it back on when you start. All of this happens without a thought from you.
  • Optional AWD: Last, but certainly not least, with the available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive system, your SUV will distribute its engine power to the axle that needs it most.

Then, on the other hand, you’ve got the 2018 Pilot. While it has its own powerful engine, as well as its own capability-enhancing all-wheel drive feature, we’re not nearly excited about those Honda features.


Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Test Drive

We hope you got a better understanding of the differences between the Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot.  So, if you’re interested in the Toyota Highlander, with its suite of smart safety features, including Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, then Faulkner Toyota Trevose is the place for you. Contact us for a test drive!

We’re here to serve all of our Philly and Bensalem customers, so we’ll have you behind the wheel ASAP!