2018 Honda Pilot versus 2018 Toyota Highlander

A midsize SUV, especially in Colorado, is the ideal vehicle for an active family or those needing more passenger room than a sedan can provide. The 2018 Honda Pilot has slightly more interior and cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, better fuel efficiency and a more powerful engine. 


The 2018 Honda Pilot's sleek styling and sophisticated interior are accentuated by the latest in safety and connectivity technology (1). The CVT or continuous variable transmission makes for smooth acceleration as well as improves fuel efficiency. ACE Body Structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This helps reduce the force transferred to the cabin and more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles involved. 


Let's start with what they have in common: 

Standard Features:

Bluetooth phone connectivity

Steering wheel audio controls

Power windows, locks, mirrors

3-year/36,000 mile comprehensive warranty

5-year/60,000 mile limited powertrain warranty


Standard Safety:

Vehicle stability control to avoid skids

Brake override system

Anti-lock brakes with brake assist 



                                               PILOT                                                             HIGHLANDER

Ground Clearance

7.3 inches

8 inches

Cargo Space

46.8/16.5 Cubic Ft

42.3/13.8 Cubic Ft

Passenger Volume

152.9 Cubic Ft

144.9 Cubic Ft


3.5 Liter/280 HP V6

2.7 Liter/185 HP I4

Fuel Economy

19 City/27 Hwy

21 City/27 Hwy

Honda Sensing™



Rear Air Conditioning


Average Starting Price


$31,230 - $40,165



[1] Not all features are available in all trim levels [2] 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. [3] MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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