Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander vs Honda PilotSpacious, performance-ready, and loaded with family-friendly tech, drivers throughout the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle areas are sure to love everything the 2019 Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot provide.


To help you determine which model best suits your individual needs, Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg created this 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot comparison.

Toyota Highlander vs Pilot: Performance and Efficiency

Toyota Highlander vs Pilot: Performance and EfficiencyOffering two engine choices, the 2019 Highlander can be customized to fit your individual driving style. Its base LE trim features an efficient and sporty 2.7L 4-cylinder, while the SE and Limited trims both come equipped with a 3.5L V6 that delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque.

This power is managed via a Direct-Shift 8-speed ECT-i automatic transmission with shift mode and Snow Mode, allowing you to effortlessly take on the day no matter the conditions outside. Add an available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive and you have a family SUV capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds.

By comparison, the Honda Pilot LX offers drivers a single 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and relies on a 6-speed automatic transmission. Each trim level also comes standard with an Eco Assist™ System for increased efficiency along with an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management® AWD System.

Fuel Economy

Whether cruising between after-school activities or hitting the open road a little weekend adventuring, you’ll need an SUV that can go the distance.


EPA-estimated MPG

2019 Toyota Highlander

21 city/27 highway MPG1

2019 Honda Pilot

20 city/27 highway MPG

Toyota Highlander vs Pilot: Interior Space and Comfort

Toyota Highlander vs Pilot: Interior Space and ComfortExpertly designed to fit your busy life, each SUV boasts an expansive cabin with comfortable seating for up to eight passengers across three rows of seating. Providing ample headroom and legroom throughout, each model is perfect for a growing family or driver with a lot of stuff to move.

Step inside the Highlander to find a long list of features designed to take the edge off any morning commute or long road trip, including: reclining rear seats, 3-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front-row seats, heated second-row seats, multiple power points, and more!

Meanwhile, the Pilot features similar amenities, such as a multi-functional center console storage and a power liftgate; however, drivers will need to upgrade to a higher trim to access most of these features.

Modern Technology

Need directions to that new coffee shop across town? Want to listen to your favorite playlist on you ride home from the office? Hoping for a little peace and quiet on your trip to grandma’s house? Thanks to the 2019 Highlander’s suite of innovative technologies, you can enjoy these features and more:

  • Entune™ Premium Audio
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Auxiliary Port and USB 2.0 Port

Likewise, the Pilot features its own touchscreen display with HondaLink® technology and available mobile hotspot capability on its highest trim levels.

2019 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Which Should You Choose?

While it’s obvious that each SUV offers a wealth of incredible amenities, the 2019 Highlander is the clear winner at the end of the day.

At Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg, our team is dedicated to helping Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle drivers find the SUV of their dreams. If you’re ready to take a closer look, stop by our convenient location or go online to schedule a test drive today!

1 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.