SUVs have seen a major jump in sales in the past years, and the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are two strong competitors in the SUV market. While the two may be incredibly competitive, how do they compare when put tire-to-tire? Let’s find out.
The 2017 Honda Pilot already takes the upper hand when it comes to price, starting at an MSRP of $30,345. The new Toyota Highlander starts at more than $1,500 more with an MSRP of $32,015.
While the Pilot and Highlander both earn up to an EPA-estimated 19 city mpg, highway fuel economy tells a different story. The new Pilot earns up to an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg, topping the Highlander’s 25 highway mpg.*
Electronic Park Assist
The new Honda Pilot offers an available Rear Electronic Parking Aid with Camera. The technology makes parking in tight spaces much safer, especially for an SUV.
The Honda Pilot boasts a maximum of 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space, barely topping the Highlander’s 83.7 cubic feet. With all of the seats up, the Pilot offers 16.5 cubic feet of space, easily pulling ahead of the Highlander’s 13.8 cubic feet of space.
On top of that, the Pilot offers 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, a good amount more than the Highlander, which offers 144.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.
*19 city/ 27 highway/ 22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/ 26 highway/ 21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/ 27 highway/ 23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/ 26 highway/ 22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2017 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.