2019 Toyota Highlander red

2019 Toyota Highlander

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2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

20 mpg city/27 mpg highway

V6 Fuel Economy

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Hybrid Powertrain

Not Available
8-Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Standard Transmission

6-Speed Automatic
295 hp

V6 Horsepower

280 hp

The 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 Honda Pilot have more name recognition than most midsize SUVs, but how do they compare against each other? Both sport utility vehicles do offer similar things, like three rows of seating, standard driver assistance safety features, and plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. Even with these similarities, only one vehicle will stand out enough to land a coveted spot on your Pooler driveway. Which one will it be? Check out this Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot comparison from Savannah Toyota.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Performance

The new Toyota Highlander does offer an I4 engine, but since a V6 is available on every trim – and standard on all models other than the baseline LE – we think it’s better to focus on this powertrain.

  • If you compare the Pilot V6 vs. Highlander V6, the Toyota SUV has a slight edge. While the PIlot and Highlander generate almost an exact amount of torque (with 262 lb-ft and 263 lb-ft, respectively), the Highlander has the advantage when it comes to horsepower. The Highlander offers 295 hp, compared to the 280 hp the Pilot offers.
  • Even opting for a midsize SUV, you can still get some towing power. Both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
  • Both SUVs come standard with an automatic transmission, but Toyota offers eight speeds, while the Honda only offers six.

In this exciting comparison, only the 2019 Highlander is available as a hybrid. With an electrified powertrain, the Highlander offers 306 hp, gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway*. The Pilot fuel economy maxes out at 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Stability and Handling

Both vehicles are equipped with an expansive suite of standard driver assistance safety features. However, the Highlander edges out the Pilot in a few key areas, which is why Bluffton drivers prefer the Highlander.

  • When you’re trying to park in a tight spot, every inch counts. From bumper to bumper, the spacious Highlander is a full four inches shorter than the Pilot.
  • The Highlander can better handle right turns than the Pilot. The former’s turning radius is just 38.7 feet, compared to 39.4 feet in the Honda.
  • Also, the Highlander is more evenly balanced from front to rear. Its weight distribution is 53% to 47%. This means it’s more stable than the Pilot, which has a front/rear weight distribution of 56.1% to 43.9%.

The Highlander offers Hilton Head drivers a bird’s eye view camera, driver alert monitor, and downhill assist control. You won’t find any of these advanced safety features on the Pilot.

Test Drive the 2019 Toyota Highlander at Savannah Toyota

Are you ready to experience what the new Toyota Highlander has to offer? When you visit Savannah Toyota, we will explore the color options, Highlander configurations, go over the interior features, then hit the road for a test drive. We’ll also discuss your financing options, and create a plan that fits within your budget. Contact us with questions or to get the process started.

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