Compare 2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

Cargo Space

  16.5 cu. ft.

Horsepower

  280 hp


2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Toyota Highlander

Cargo Space

  13.8 cu. ft.

Horsepower

  185 hp

2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

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If you need a three-row SUV, you’ve likely considered two giants in the midsize category: the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Both SUVs were recently redesigned and carry over from the 2017 model year without major changes. Here’s how these two highly-rated SUVs compare with one another.

Performance

The 2018 Honda Pilot has a standard 280-horsepower V6 engine, paired with either a six-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission. The V6 is an upgrade for the 2018 Highlander, which is equipped with a 185-hp four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission. Both vehicles come with standard front-wheel and available all-wheel drive. The V6 engines of these SUVs get identical EPA estimates of 20 city/27 highway miles per gallon.

Cargo Space

You’ll be able to fit more gear, more groceries, and more luggage in the Honda Pilot. It has more than 16 cubic feet of space behind the third row compared with 13.8 for the Highlander and almost 47 cubic feet with the third row folded compared with just over 42 for the Highlander. Although the measurements with both rows folded flat are comparable, the Pilot beats the Highlander in that measurement as well.

Passenger Space

If you need a third row that can comfortably seat even tall passengers, the Honda Pilot is a natural choice. The Highlander features a cramped third row that is best suited for children. The second row of the Pilot slides for easy access to the third row, and all seats are padded and supportive to provide comfort even during long rides.

If you’re ready to test drive the 2018 Honda Pilot, come visit our friendly sales staff at Bosak Honda Michigan City. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions about this outstanding SUV, named one of the best three-row SUVs for families by U.S. News and World Report.