Compare the Toyota Highlander with Honda Pilot in Redwood City, CA

Two SUVs, both alike in overall shape, but differing in many areas that matter to our drivers. How does the Toyota Highlander excel above the Honda Pilot? Here are a few ways in which you can look to the Highlander for what you need.

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  • Available leather seats are offered in the Highlander sooner than on the Pilot.
  • In the Toyota Highlander, rear-seat entertainment is something that could make your trip a success, which is why it is offered on this model, however the Pilot doesn't seem to offer this feature.
  • Entune Audio includes an available 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display and is offered on the base trim of the Highlander, but on the Pilot you would need to spend more to have a touchscreen display.


  • The Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) is offered on the Highlander and includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, but the Pilot does not offer the TSS-P option.
  • With the Pilot, Blind Spot Sensing is a feature offered on the Elite, the highest trim level, but the Highlander offers this option on a lower trim level so you don't have to spend as much, because safety shouldn't be a luxury.
  • The Star Safety System is offered on the base trim level of the Highlander and includes Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology, but on the Pilot you need to spring for these features by spending more.
  • To get all-wheel drive on the Pilot you will need to spend an additional $1,800 or more, but with the Highlander you won't have to pay as much for this feature.


The idea of having a powerful SUV is not crazy, which is why these models include some nice performance specs, but how do they compare?

  • The Toyota Highlander offers up to 20 mpg city, while the Honda Pilot can't comment definitively on its fuel efficiency, so it's hard to really trust.
  • The Highlander offers 295 horsepower, but the Pilot offers 280 horsepower, which is still impressive, but not quite up to par with the Highlander.
  • The Highlander offers eight speeds, while the Pilot offers only six speeds on its transmission.

To learn more about this SUV, contact our team and take a test drive so you can see how it fits into your life in Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Mateo, and Burlingame.