2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Black 2018 Toyota Highlander on City Street vs Blue 2018 Honda Pilot at the Beach with Surfboard on the Roof

Families on the go have come to love the versatility, utility and space of three-row SUVs and you will be hard-pressed to find a better alternative to the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Tailor-made for family adventures, the Toyota Highlander will make room for up to eight passengers in a spacious cabin that is loaded with innovative features and possesses an athletic style. When you add fun-to-drive powertrains and frugal fuel-economy ratings to the equation, the Toyota Highlander is the total package. Learn more about the family-friendly Toyota SUV with this 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison.

Drivers who have come to love the 2018 Toyota Highlander will have a choice of five standard trim levels – LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and Limited – that can be tailored to fit your specifications. If you are in search of efficient fuel-economy ratings, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in three grades – Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE and Hybrid Limited. Toyota Highlander models provide families with 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that can expand to 83.7 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat.

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2018 Toyota Highlander VS 2018 Honda Pilot
$31,030 Starting Price $30,900
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine 280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
21 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 19 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
Yes Available Hybrid No

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot?

Affordability is a key attribute of any family car-buying decision and is a key aspect of this 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison. With a starting price that stands at $31,030, the Toyota Highlander possesses a similar price to its Honda competitor. Toyota Highlander models promise elite versatility and value that the Honda Pilot cannot match with three engine options and a wealth of standard features that provide exceptional value. Highlight features of the Toyota Highlander spec sheet include a standard 6.1-inch Toyota Entune™ touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and Toyota Safety Sense™.

Under the hood, the 2018 Toyota Highlander provides a wealth of engine options that start with an entry-level 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder that gets paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the Toyota Highlander will make 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The favored powertrain is a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 that is married to a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission and will achieve 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the Stop & Start Engine System. Available Dynamic Torque Control AWD is an added asset when faced with inclement weather or rough roads.

An element that the Toyota Highlander brings to the table that the Honda Pilot cannot match is an available hybrid powertrain. Armed with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is paired with a high-torque electric motor, the hybrid Highlander will manufacture 306 horsepower. Married to a Continuously Variable Transmission, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid will earn 29 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive will upgrade performance when you opt for the hybrid variant. The Honda Pilot counters with a single powertrain – a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that partners with a six-speed automatic transmission to make 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Experience the benefits and advantages of the 2018 Toyota Highlander firsthand when you visit Toyota of Hattiesburg today!

 

Red 2018 Toyota Highlander SE Front Exterior
Red 2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior
2018 Toyota Highlander Front Dashboard with Toyota Entune Touchscreen Display
2018 Toyota Highlander Front Seat Interior

 

 

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