Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

There are plenty of ways to get around Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury, but having your very own midsize SUV like the 2018 Toyota Highlander or 2018 Honda Pilot can sweeten the deal. If you’re considering one of these rides as your next daily driver, Ira Toyota of Tewksbury is here to help you decide!

Read our Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot comparison to learn about these two vehicles and contact our team if you have any questions.

2018 Highlander vs 2018 Pilot: Safety Ratings & Features

Toyota Highlander features

You and your whole family can feel secure when you slide into either of these SUVs. The 2018 Highlander and 2018 Pilot have each been named a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK, earning the top rating of Good in every IIHS crash test.

The Highlander and Pilot come standard with a rearview camera to make backing up easier, but you’ll find many more standard driver-assist features gracing the Highlander. Its Toyota Safety Sense™ suite includes dynamic radar cruise control to help you keep pace with traffic automatically, along with lane keep assist and a pre-collision system. The Pilot’s Honda Sensing™ includes similar features, but only on higher trims.

A Powerful Performance

A 3.5L DOHC V-6 engine with direct fuel injection powers high-end Toyota Highlander trims, delivering up to 295 horses and 263 lb-ft of torque-more than enough to help boost you to expressway speeds or start your way up steep climbs. The Honda Pilot’s 3.5L V-6 comes close, with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft, but won’t achieve quite the same level of acceleration.

If you want to hitch up your speedboat, jet ski or trailer to your next new SUV, you’re in luck: the Pilot and Highlander can each tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. When your next weekend getaway comes along, you’ll have all the pulling power you need.

Seating & Interior Space: Highlander vs Pilot

Toyota Highlander performance

When you have a lot of people to move, whether it’s your kids, their friends or the whole extended family, the 2018 Highlander and 2018 Pilot have you covered. Each fits up to eight passengers across three rows of seats. If you’d rather replace the three-seat bench in the second row with a pair of captain’s chairs, that is optional in both rides-though only on the top trim in the Pilot.

If you’re a tall driver, you may the Highlander to be more your style. Its 44.2 inches of front legroom goes a longer way than the Pilot’s 40.9 inches. If you’re looking for more room to get in and out and stretch out your legs while you’re inside, you’ll find the cabin of the Highlander more accommodating.

Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Make Your Choice

In a Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot head-to-head, you’ll find both midsize SUVs have plenty of features and specs to recommend them to shoppers in the Lowell, Dracut and Tewksbury areas. A look at the 2018 Toyota Highlander, however, shows it may have all the power, safety features and comfortable cabin space you need.

To experience the exciting features of the 2018 Toyota Highlander, schedule your test drive at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury!

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