2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander
Starting at $32,250*


Starting at $34,810
8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Max Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

16.0 cubic feet
109.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

84.3 cubic feet


While you have several options when it comes to selecting a family-friendly SUV, the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are most likely at the top of your list. Both offer three rows of seating, available all-wheel drive, and a wide range of features to keep everyone comfortable and safe on Denver-area roads. But when you take a closer look you’ll find that the new Pilot provides:

  • More room for your passengers
  • A larger cargo capacity
  • A more affordable starting price

Find out which SUV will best suit the needs of your Golden family in this 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander comparison from Planet Honda.

Pilot or Highlander: Starting MSRP

If you’re like most drivers in the Lakewood area, you’ll want to know up front what your new SUV is going to cost you. Looking at the starting price of the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, you’ll find that the Honda SUV comes in at $2,560 less than the Toyota.

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX Starting MSRP: $32,250*
  • 2020 Toyota Highlander L Starting MSRP: $34,810

Pilot or Highlander: Passenger Space 

With either the Pilot or Highlander, you’ll get three rows of seating to accommodate up to eight passengers. However, everyone will have more room if you choose the Honda, especially in the rear seats.

2021 Honda Pilot LX Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd Row): 40.1 inches/39.5 inches/38.9 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd Row): 40.9 inches/38.4 inches/31.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd Row): 62.0 inches/62.0 inches/57.6 inches

2021 Toyota Highlander L Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 141.3 cubic feet
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row): 41.2 inches/39.4 inches/36.1 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row):42.0 inches/41.0 inches/27.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd Row): 59.0 inches/58.7 inches/55.0 inches

Pilot or Highlander: Cargo Space 

Whether you’re driving around Arvada or heading out on a camping trip, a generous cargo capacity is a must. If you’re looking for an SUV that can offer loads of space to carry everything your active family needs, the Honda Pilot is the better choice.

Honda Pilot LX Cargo Capacity

  • Behind the third row: 16.5 cubic feet 
  • Maximum cargo space: 109.0 cubic feet

Toyota Highlander L 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

Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Honda PIlot? Schedule a test drive with Planet Honda today! Our friendly sales associates will be happy to fill you in on the features and safety ratings of this capable Honda SUV. Make sure to take a look at our new Honda specials to find our current money-saving offers, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and accessories. Dealers prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

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