|2014 Honda Pilot||2014 Toyota Highlander|
|253 lb-ft||Pound-Feet of Torque||248 lb-ft|
|87 cubic feet||Storage Capacity||83.7 cubic feet|
2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Toyota Highlander
Two of Japan’s biggest automakers often butt heads, but when it comes to the 2014 Honda Pilot vs the 2014 Toyota Highlander, the 2014 Honda Pilot near Denver, CO simply outdoes its competition. While both vehicles are similar in a lot of ways, the comfort, quality, and all around better design with the Pilot makes it the simple choice over the Highlander, whether its with more power to tow, more interior space, or, and probably most importantly, a lower price.
Both vehicles offer nearly identical engines, however, while the Highlander is capable of producing 248 pound-feet of torque, the stronger Pilot can get 253, meaning it can make up inclines better and can haul more, whether its towing or simply carrying heavier stuff. Despite the added torque, they both achieve equal gas mileage, meaning the Pilot can do more with the same fuel economy.
Flying in the bigger SUV
The largest difference between the two, is exactly in that fact, the Pilot is larger inside. Offering a massive 87 cubic feet of storage space, Honda offers far more space than the Highlander, which offers 83.7 cubic feet, a still respectable amount. However, given the extra torque, that extra storage means the Pilot can handle being packed with more than the Highlander. All this extra in the 2014 Honda Pilot is offered for an MSRP of $29,670, while the Highlander’s MSRP is $30,520, nearly a $1000 dollar more, despite Toyota offering less torque and space to get your family from place to place.
In the end, when the choices come down to the 2014 Honda Pilot vs the 2014 Toyota Highlander, its easy to see why either vehicle is appealing. However, with the added torque, space and lower price tag, the Pilot is the clearly superior full-sized SUV that is offered on the road today. And with improvements for the Pilot coming for 2015, it will continue to get better and outdo even its closest competition.
*Based on 2014 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.