Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

Honda Pilot

If you’re on the hunt for a 3-row SUV that supplies a spacious cabin and innovative technology, the 2019 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are sure to stand out.While each offers drivers a wealth of standard features and reliable performance to take on the roads around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle—which is best for you? To find out, the team at Faulkner Honda created this helpful 2019 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison. Let’s go!


Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Performance Specs

Honda PilotDelivering smooth and efficient power to help you take on the day, the 2019 Pilot and Highlander are a smart choice for active families. However, if you’re looking to add a little excitement to your morning commute, the Pilot is a sure bet.

Each of the Pilot’s five trims is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it effortlessly takes on winding back roads and stop-and-go traffic with ease.

On the other hand, the Highlander also features a 6-speed ECT-i automatic, but relies on a smaller 4-cylinder that only reaches 185 horsepower. It uses special Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) to achieve greater fuel efficiency, but is no match for the Honda’s more advanced Eco Assist™ System.


Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Comfort and Interior Space

Providing wide seating for up to eight passengers, each SUV is carefully designed to fit your busy life. Stepping out the door and hitting the road is made a lot easier thanks to each model’s power rear liftgate, keyless entry system, and rearview camera.

Interior Space 2019 Honda Pilot 2019 Toyota Highlander
Total Passenger Volume 152.9 cubic ft. 142.2 cubic ft.
Headroom (middle/rear) 40.2/38.9 in. 39.9/35.9 in.
Legroom (middle/rear) 38.4/31.9 in. 38.4/27.7 in.
Cargo Space (front/middle/rear) 83.9/46.8/16.5 cubic ft. 83.7/42.3/13.8 cubic ft.

Inside you’ll also find that the Pilot and Highlander supply several features to help take the edge off your evening drive including available front- and 2nd-row heated seats, a wide center console with storage, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Where these two SUVs begin to depart is in their overall space:


Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Technology Features

Honda PilotLooking for recommendations on the best sushi restaurant in town? Want to quickly look up the score from last night’s game? Need to answer a few text messages from the road? Thanks to the Pilot’s HondaLink® system, you can manage these tasks and more through its 8-inch display.

No matter where the road leads, you and your crew can enjoy a full suite of standard and available technologies including:

  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Mobile hotspot capability
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • SMS text message function

Likewise, the Highlander includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen that features Toyota’s Entune™ Audio with Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM®, and more!


2019 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Which Is the Better Choice?

While both SUVs provide a wealth of impressive features and specs, this comparison shows that because of its superior performance, space, and class-leading technology, the 2019 Pilot is the clear winner for Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle drivers.

To take a closer look for yourself, stop by Faulkner Honda or go online to schedule a test drive today!