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2018 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot*

2018 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander*

2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

Compare the Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander to find the best SUV for you and your family’s needs in the Waterbury area. Before you start exploring Highlander trim levels, compare Toyota vs Honda with the 2019 Honda Pilot. The new Honda Pilot comes standard with V6 engine power and more interior cargo space than the Toyota Highlander. Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below to see what features the new Pilot offers Waterbury families. Contact our Watertown Honda dealership to find out about offers on all Honda models and pre-owned Toyota models.

Compare Performance & Mileage Ratings

How do the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander compare in terms of power and fuel economy? Compare their specs below:

  • Honda Pilot MPG: The 2019 Honda Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Like the Highlander, it features a six speed automatic transmission, but earns up to 19 mpg city** and 27 mpg highway**.
  • Toyota Highlander MPG: The 2018 Toyota Highlander is powered by a 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 184 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Highlander earns 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. If you want V6 power, you’ll need to move up to the LE V6. which costs more than the Honda Pilot LX.
2019 Honda Pilot Driving


Compare Interior Dimensions

The Honda Pilot offers 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space and theToyota Highlander offers 83.7. The Pilot offers more room behind its rear seats. In addition to the Pilot’s interior dimensions, you’ll get 16.5 cubic feet of conventional cargo room vs. 13.8 cubic feet inside the Highlander. Additionally, the Pilot’s passenger volume measures 152.9 cubic feet—8 cubic feet more than the Highlander. The Pilot’s larger interior dimensions means you and your passengers will have more breathing room. Third-row passengers inside the Pilot, for example, get 57.6 inches of shoulder room. The Highlander offers just 55 inches.

2019 Honda Pilot Interior Seating


Compare Towing Capacity

As two of the best midsize SUVs, the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot offer impressive payload weights and towing capacity. However, the Pilot has better performance specs. The Highlander can haul 1,486 to 1,602 pounds, and with an optional trailer hitch, can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. That’s about as much as the Honda Pilot can tow with 2WD. Upgrade to AWD, and the Pilot SUV towing capacity shoots up to 3,500 pounds. Additionally, the Honda Pilot can haul 1,420 to 1,625 pounds.

2019 Honda Pilot Parked at Lake

Find The New Honda Pilot for Sale in Watertown

In this new Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison, it’s clear the 2019 Honda Pilot comes out on top with a stronger base engine, more interior cargo space and a greater towing capacity. Explore all the features on the new Honda Pilot, including the Pilot package levels and Honda features. Contact Honda of Watertown to schedule a test drive online at Honda of Watertown to compare Honda SUVs, not far from Southbury and Torrington.

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**Based on 2019 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.
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