How Does the Honda Pilot Compare to the Toyota Highlander?

February 1st, 2018 by

SUVs are in constant demand in the United States, which is why seemingly every manufacturer is devoting more and more resources to coming up with compelling new models. Here in Connecticut, two of the more in-demand options are the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander, as both SUVs have earned a well-deserved reputation for quality, comfort and safety. So, we decided to see how the two fared when they faced off against each other. Warning: it doesn’t end well for the Toyota.

Base models of each SUV feature Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices that are remarkably similar, with the Honda Pilot costing slightly less than the Highlander. That price difference becomes more notable when you consider that the Honda Pilot is estimated by the EPA to offer better highway fuel economy, as well as the fact that the Honda Pilot includes standard features that aren’t even available as expensive options for the Highlander — such as push-button start.

it’s noteworthy to us that the Honda Pilot comes with a bigger standard engine under the hood than the Highlander is equipped with, especially since that leads to performance comparisons that are heavily weighted to the Honda Pilot. Clearly those horsepower and torque advantages come into play during most people’s daily drives, so this is one comparison that we think merits serious analysis as you go about choosing which model is right for you.

Learn more about how the Honda Pilot compares to other Watertown-area competitors.

At Honda of Watertown, we’re proud to serve drivers from the Waterbury, Naugatuck, Southbury and Torrington areas.

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