Vehicle Comparisons

2017 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

The Honda Pilot and the 2017 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 (ahem, families). Now, it’s your job to decide between the two brands.2017 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

We decided to help make things a bit easier with this 2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander comparison. We’ll compare each vehicle’s interior and performance. Isn’t that quite nice?

We hope our customers in Palm Beach, Greenacres, and Wellington learn a lot from this article!

Interior Comparison: Pilot vs Highlander

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

Comparison between the Pilot and Highlander Interior Passenger Dimensions
2017 Honda Pilot 2017 Toyota Highlander
Front headroom 39.5 inches 39.5 inches
Front shoulder room 62 inches 59.3 inches
Second-row headroom 39.9 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 2017 Honda Pilot offers way more passenger space, especially when it comes to the head and shoulders (knees and toes, knees and toes…). Additionally, it allows you to transport yourself and seven other family members, friends, or children! On the other hand, the 2017 Toyota Highlander only gives space for yourself and six other people. That’s such a letdown, really.

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, etc. Amazing!

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 2017 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 2017 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.2017 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

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 2017 Honda Pilot than the 2017 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 just opened a new repair facility at Braman Honda of Palm Beach! Contact us today to schedule your test drive or your service.

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