2019 Honda Pilot copy

2019 Honda Pilot

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2019 Toyota Highlander copy

2019 Toyota Highlander

Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

If you’re searching for an 8-passenger SUV you’ll likely look at both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. While both seem promising at first glance, a deeper look shows the Pilot comes standard with V6 engine power and additional cargo room that the Highlander lacks. Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below to see what else makes the new Pilot an ideal choice for Sparta Twp families.

2019 Honda Pilot

vs

2019 Toyota Highlander

8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
280-hp 3.5-liter V6

Engine

185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
83.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.7 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

13.8 cubic feet

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency

Wondering how the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander compare in terms of power and fuel economy? Explore the specs of both SUVs below:

  • Toyota Highlander: The Highlander is powered by a 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that creates 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine helps the Highlander achieve 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.
  • Honda Pilot: The 2019 Honda Pilot, meanwhile, 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**.

Pilot or Highlander: Towing & Payload

The Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot offer capable towing and payload capacities for midsize SUVs. However, one sets itself apart as a stronger performer. The Highlander can haul 1,486 to 1,602 pounds, and with an optional trailer hitch, can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with AWD and 3,500 pounds with 2WD. Additionally, it can haul 1,420 to 1,625 pounds.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space

You’ll get 16.5 cubic feet of conventional cargo room in the Pilot vs. 13.8 cubic feet inside the Highlander. Additionally, the Pilot offers more room for occupants with a passenger volume measuring 152.9 cubic feet—8 cubic feet more than the Highlander. Third-row passengers inside the Pilot, for example, get 57.6 inches of shoulder room. The Highlander offers just 55 inches. You and your family will enjoy a more comfortable ride inside the new Pilot.

Explore a New Honda Pilot at Sussex Honda

In a Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison, we think you’ll agree the new Honda Pilot comes out on top with a stronger base engine and towing power. If you’re not sure which Pilot is for you, make sure to check out all the trim levels to find your perfect fit. Feel free to compare the Pilot to other competitors like the Acura MDX and Nissan Pathfinder at Sussex Honda today!

**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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