The 2015 Honda Pilot Bests the Toyota Highlander on Price

October 17th, 2014 by

There are lots of different factors that are important when shopping for a new SUV, but if you’re looking at the 2015 Toyota Highlander LE for its price, we have a 2015 Honda Pilot 800pxsuggestion for you: check out the 2015 Honda Pilot. The new Pilot is available now at Bosak Honda in Michigan City, and in addition to giving drivers an eight-person SUV at a more affordable price than the Highlander, it also offers better standard features.

Did we mention that you can get Honda’s four-wheel drive system on all available Pilot trim levels as well? Let’s take a closer look at these two SUVs and see just how much more Honda’s model has to offer.

Drivers Save in a Honda

First thing’s first: the 2015 Honda Pilot 2WD LX is priced at just $29,870 (MSRP)* while the Highlander LE is $30,720. Now, that may not seem like a big difference, but let’s take a look at how they fair when comparably priced:

  • When equipped with comparable features to the Highlander, the 2015 Pilot carries a price of $30,700.
  • The 2015 Highlander, when equipped on par with the entry-level Pilot, is priced at $32,504.

So, what is it that makes up the price difference? It’s the features.

Honda Redefines Standard Features

Since the 2013 model year, Honda has been working hard to redefine the idea of “standard features,” while competitors like Toyota struggle to remain relevant. To give you an idea of just what you can expect on every Honda Pilot, here’s a short look at what features it has that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the 2015 Toyota Highlander:

  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Lift-up glass hatch
  • Floor mats

You read that right; floor mats don’t even come standard on the 2015 Toyota Highlander.

Test Drive a Pilot Today

The 2015 Honda Pilot comes in five different trim levels with a 250-hp 3.5L V6 engine and your choice of two- or four-wheel drive at every one of those trim levels. We think it makes a far better option than the Highlander, especially for the price, but you should see it for yourself. Contact Bosak Honda in Michigan City today and let us put you behind the wheel of the new Pilot for a test drive. We think you’ll be glad you did.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices.

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