Compare Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot in Sandusky OH

Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Decide Which Mid-Size SUV is Right for You

Whether you're considering Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot, you'll find that both crossovers are standouts in the segment, each exemplifying a tradition of Japanese engineering masterwork that's decades-long. However, only one SUV pulls ahead where it matters most. By the details, that's Toyota Highlander. See how it fares against Honda Pilot head-to-head here in Sandusky at Kasper Toyota!

2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

  • Toyota Highlander is more capable than Honda Pilot. The LE base trim features a 185-horsepower, 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine ready to deliver 184 pound-feet of torque. The 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 in Honda Pilot and its 262 pound-feet of torque might get an edge out the gate, but the 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 standard in Toyota Highlander LE Plus and later regains the lead. It holds it on torque, too, putting out as much as 263 pound-feet. Step up to any one of three available Toyota Highlander hybrid trims, and you'll find it breezes even further past: they all feature a workhorse 306-net-horsepower hybrid system. There's no hybrid offered in Honda Pilot, let alone one to match Toyota Highlander for acceleration and power.
  • Toyota Highlander is more fuel-efficient than Honda Pilot. With a V6 in FWD, and depending on trim, Toyota Highlander can achieve up to 21 mpg in cities and 27 mpg across the highway, according to EPA estimates. Honda Pilot lags by a mile, capable of only 20 mpg city. It lags even further against Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid, which can get up to 30 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
  • Toyota Highlander gets the safety edge on Honda Pilot. The Toyota Star Safety and Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) systems are both standard, as is Hill Start Assist Control. Downhill Assist Control is optional, and both a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come standard in a step up to the LE Plus trim. Honda Pilot features Honda Sensing, a similarly equipped driver-assist system, standard, but of the two incline management systems, it only features hill start assist.
  • Toyota Highlander is more comfortable than Honda Pilot, and earlier. Leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats and heated front seats come standard, and second-row captain's chairs with a side table are available, as early as the midrange XLE trim. You can get heated, leather-trimmed front seats in the midrange Honda Pilot EX-L trim, but you'll have to rise to the Touring trim to get captain's chairs.
  • Toyota Highlander gets the better of Honda Pilot on tech. 6.1- and 8-inch Entune infotainment systems are available, as are a 12-speaker JBL GreenEdge premium audio system and a rear-seat Blu-ray Disc entertainment system with a 9-inch display. Honda Pilot features only a 5-inch LCD in its base trim, you have to step up to the EX trim to get an 8-inch Display Audio system, and its premium sound system only incorporates ten speakers.

Take the New Toyota Highlander for a Test Drive Today at Our Dealership in Sandusky

Eager to get the experience firsthand? Stop by the showroom here at 904 East Strub Road to schedule some time behind the wheel or give our friendly sales department a call. We'll be glad to show you how else a new Toyota Highlander shows up the competition!



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904 East Strub Road
Directions Sandusky, OH 44870

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