2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Toyota Highlander
8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
280-hp 3.5-liter V6


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

Both Toyota and Honda are reliable brands known for their safe and family-friendly vehicles, but which makes the most well-equipped three-row SUV? Unlike the 2019 Toyota Highlander, the 2019 Honda Pilot comes standard with V6 engine power and more cargo room. See the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander matched below to discover the ways the Pilot distinguishes itself from the Highlander.

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency

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

  • Honda Pilot: The 2019 Honda Pilot boasts a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that creates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Like the Highlander, it features a six-speed automatic transmission but achieves up to 19 mpg city** and 27 mpg highway**.
  • Toyota Highlander: On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota Highlander comes with a 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 184 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Highlander can muster up to 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. If you want V6 power, you’ll need to move up to the LE V6, which comes with a higher price tag than the Honda Pilot LX.


Pilot or Highlander: Towing & Payload

When examining the towing of the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, both prove themselves to be strong members of the midsize SUV category. Still, the Pilot outperforms the Highlander with a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds with AWD and up to 3,500 pounds with 2WD. The Pilot can also haul 1,420 to 1,625 pounds. Meanwhile, the Highlander can haul 1,486 to 1,602 pounds, and with an optional trailer hitch, can only tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space

Step inside the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot interiors, and the Pilot will prove to offer a roomier ride. The Pilot offers Tualatin drivers more room for loved ones with a whopping 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume—8 cubic feet more than the Highlander. Yet, this extra passenger space doesn’t mean the Pilot lacks in cargo-carrying capabilities. You’ll get 16.5 cubic feet of conventional cargo room in the Pilot vs. 13.8 cubic feet inside the Highlander.

Test Drive a New Honda Pilot at Dick's Hillsboro Honda

In our Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison, the Honda Pilot edges out the Highlander with stronger performance and a roomier interior. See if the Honda Pilot will be the best fit for your family by exploring it further at Dick's Hillsboro Honda, and taking a moment to look discover what other popular Honda family vehicles offer, like the impressive Honda Odyssey safety ratings. Stop by at your convenience, learn more about our express online car buying process or set up a test drive online!

Disclaimers:  **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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