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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Families on the go have come to love the versatility and family-friendly features of three-row SUVs like the Toyota Highlander. Tailor-made for the family on the go, the Toyota midsize SUV makes room for seven or eight passengers with an affordable price and a wealth of features that will cater to parents and children alike. Learn more about the latest Toyota Highlander edition in a 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison that pits the Toyota fan favorite against an elite competitor.

Drivers who choose the family-friendly 2018 Toyota Highlander will have a choice of six trim levels – LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum – that will start at just $31,030 and can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. Toyota Highlander models make room for seven or eight passengers with the added bonus of 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that converts to 83.7 cubic feet with the seats laid flat. All Toyota Highlander models employ a standard Toyota Entune touchscreen display and Toyota Safety Sense™ technology that makes the Highlander an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

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2018 Toyota Highlander VS 2018 Honda Pilot
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine 280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
21 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 20 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Yes
Yes Available Hybrid No

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

Armed with an athletic style and innovative powertrains to match, the Toyota Highlander promises to outperform the competition in this 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison at Serra Toyota. Available with three engine options that include a powerful, fuel-efficient and class-exclusive hybrid, the Toyota Highlander will tailor performance to fit your style.

Base Toyota Highlander LE models feature a 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission to make 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Upgrade performance with the popular 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 that is married to a responsive Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission and will achieve up to 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with an innovative Stop and Start Engine System. Toyota Highlander models are capable of towing 5,000 pounds and are available with Dynamic Torque Control AWD.

Honda Pilot models counter with a potent 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers lackluster performance when compared to the Toyota Highlander. The 3.5-liter engine can be paired with a six-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission based on which trim level you choose. Equipped with the nine-speed automatic transmission, the Honda Pilot is capable of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway – numbers that fall just short of the Toyota Highlander.

If you are looking for a powerful and fuel-efficient SUV for your next family adventure, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid fits the bill with the available next-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive system. A refined 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine pairs with a high-torque electric motor to make an impressive 306 horsepower. Paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the Highlander Hybrid will achieve an impressive 29 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence employs a second electric motor to deliver all-wheel drive capabilities at the flip of a switch.

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Woman Using Phone in Front Seat of 2018 Toyota Highlander with View of Toyota Entune Touchscreen and Center Console
2018 Toyota Highlander Panoramic Sunroof and Front Seats
Kids Enjoying 2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Entertainment System
2018 Toyota Highlander Rear Cargo Space with seats laid flat

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