Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot White

The Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander are two major competitors in the affordable midsize SUV class. They both offer seating for the whole family, so they’re great for buyers who need to cart around lots of passengers. Now, it’s your job to decide between the two brands.

We decided to help make things a bit easier with this 2019 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison. We’ll compare each vehicle’s interior and performance, so you can make the best decision for your busy lifestyle. We hope our customers in Palm Beach, Greenacres, and Wellington learn a lot from this article!

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Interior Comparison: Pilot vs Highlander

We’ll do a side-by-side comparison of the interior passenger dimensions* of the Pilot and the Highlander:

2019 Honda Pilot 2019 Toyota Highlander
Front headroom 40.1 inches 39.5 inches
Front shoulder room 62 inches 59.3 inches
Second-row headroom 40.2 inches 39.6 inches
Third-row headroom 38.9 inches 35.9 inches

*Comparison was done between the Honda Pilot with moonroof and the Toyota Highlander without moonroof.

We think you get the picture: The 2019 Honda Pilot offers way more passenger space, especially when it comes to the head and shoulders.

Additionally, it allows you to transport yourself and seven other family members, friends, or children! On the other hand, the Toyota Highlander only gives space for yourself and six other people.

Honda Pilot Interior

What else does the Pilot’s interior provide? How about tri-zone automatic climate control with humidity control and air filtration, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, a 7-speaker stereo system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, a power sunroof, and more.

What else does the Highlander’s interior provide? It’s got a nice stereo system, but we’re not impressed.

Performance Comparison: Honda vs Toyota

When you put the key in the ignition of the Honda Pilot, you’ll rev up its 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine with direct fuel injection. You’ll have 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque at your disposal!

On the other hand, when you put the key in the ignition of the Toyota Highlander, you’ll rev up its 2.7L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine. 185 horsepower? 184 lb-ft of torque? That’s just not that impressive.

We’re sorry, but this topic gets us so heated. With its drive-by-wire system throttle system, Eco Assist™ System, Variable Cylinder Management system, and Active Noise Cancellation, the Pilot is just better than the Highlander.

Schedule Your Exclusive Test Drive at Braman Honda of Palm Beach!

We’ll take a wild guess: after reading this midsize SUV comparison, you’d rather test drive the 2019 Honda Pilot than the Toyota Highlander, right? Duh! You can do that at Braman Honda of Palm Beach.

Additionally, if you’re having any issues with any of your Honda vehicles, we opened a new repair facility at Braman Honda of Palm Beach! Contact us today to schedule your test drive or your service.