2019 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot*

2019 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander*

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

Starting at $31,650*


8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Max Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
109.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

84.3 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

16.0 cubic feet
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

Shopping for a new SUV? The 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Toyota Highlander are popular choices for Denver-area drivers. While both offer similar performance capabilities, you’ll find some significant differences in passenger space, cargo space, and starting price. Find out which one you will be driving home in this Pilot vs. Highlander comparison from Planet Honda.

Pilot or Highlander: Starting MSRP

When shopping for a new family SUV, the sticker price is always going to be one of the first things Lakewood drivers will notice. As you can see below, the starting price of the Pilot is $2,950 less than the Toyota Highlander:

  • 2020 Honda PIlot LX Starting MSRP: $31,650*
  • 2020 Toyota Highlander Starting MSRP: $34,600

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency

Given that the Pilot comes in at a lower price, its comparable fuel economy ratings and identical towing capacity are all the more appealing:

  • Honda Pilot: Every 2020 Honda Pilot configuration is equipped with a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine that produces 262 lb-ft of torque. The entry-level Honda Pilot LX 2WD with 6-speed automatic transmission earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city** and 27 mpg highway**. The Pilot can provide a maximum towing capacity 5,000 pounds.
  • Toyota Highlander: The 2020 Toyota Highlander comes with a standard 290-hp 3.5L V6 that generates 263 lb-ft of torque. The FWD Highlander received a 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway rating from the EPA and can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space

The Pilot and Highlander are both three-row SUVs and offer seating for up to eight. The Pilot interior, however, offers 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Toyota SUV only provides 141.3 cubic feet of space for your passengers. You’ll also have more room for groceries, sports equipment, or camping gear in the Pilot:

  • Honda Pilot Cargo Capacity
    • Behind the third row: 16.5 cubic feet
    • Maximum cargo space: 109.0 cubic feet
  • Toyota Highlander Cargo Capacity
    • Behind the third row: 16.0 cubic feet
    • Maximum cargo space: 84.3 cubic feet

Test Drive the New Honda Pilot at Planet Honda

Explore the available Pilot colors, and find out how this Honda SUV matches up against competing models such as the Acura MDX and Nissan Pathfinder. Make sure to check out the savings offered in our new vehicle specials, and when you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a new Pilot, contact us to schedule a test drive!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers et own prices.
**Based on 2020 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.
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