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Compare the 2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Honda Pilot 2018 Toyota Highlander Versus

2018 Honda Pilot


2018 Toyota Highlander

19 city / 27 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 24 hwy
3.5-liter V-6


2.7-liter 4-cylinder
280 hp


185 hp

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A three-row crossover is an ideal choice for large families. The 2018 Honda Pilot remains one of the most rewarding options in the segment. Its spacious interior and world-class safety innovations are bound to leave you impressed. A responsive performance makes the new Honda Pilot even more satisfying to drive. Several exciting upgrades are also now available, including a DVD entertainment system.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander goes head-to-head against the 2018 Honda Pilot. Let’s see which one of these SUVs brings more to the table.


The Pilot comes standard with a powerful 3.5-liter, i-VTEC V6 engine. Honda tuned it to develop a brawny 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the Toyota Highlander’s base four-cylinder engine develops a mere 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. When hauling around a full load of passengers, you will certainly benefit from the Pilot’s extra muscle. Although the Highlander has an optional V6 engine, buyers are forced to spend more money. Better fuel efficiency gives the Pilot yet another advantage. While the V6-powered Pilot can return up to 27 mpg on the highway, the four-cylinder Highlander tops out at only 24 mpg.


Both of these three-row crossovers are designed to accommodate up to eight people. However, the Honda Pilot provides more space for your family and friends to stretch out. Even adults can easily fit in the Pilot’s third-row seat. While the Pilot’s third-row seat offers an impressive 31.9 inches of legroom, the Highlander’s third-row seat provides just 27.7 inches of legroom. Long road trips will be far more comfortable in the Pilot. You can also take advantage of the Pilot’s roomier cargo area, which provides an additional 2.7 cubic feet of storage space.


While the Highlander offers advanced driving aids like adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking, there are certain safety innovations that you’ll only find on the Honda Pilot. When traveling on the highway, Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot camera greatly enhances your ability to see oncoming vehicles. If you happen to accidentally drift off the road, the Pilot’s available Road Departure Mitigation system can safely guide you back onto the pavement.

Despite a strong showing, the Toyota Highlander clearly loses this comparison to the 2018 Honda Pilot. To experience how the new Pilot performs on the road, contact your local Honda dealer to request a test drive.

*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2018 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.

2018 Pilot LX FWD: Lease excludes tax, title, license, $269 first month's payment, $595 acquisition fee and $699 dealer processing, on approved HFS Super Preferred or Preferred credit. Mileage charge of $0.15/mile over 12,000 miles/year for vehicles with an MSRP under $30,000 and $0.20/mile for vehicles $30,000 and over. 0% APR financing for 60 months is a dealer buydown rate, on approved HFS Super Preferred credit. Example with $0 down payment and monthly payments of $16.67/mo. per $1,000 financed. May not be combined with any other offers, internet prices, or USAA/True Car or internet price quotes. Offer valid through 5/31/18.

Current Inventory

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NHTSA Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).