Both the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander are great larger SUVs. Each one has the seats, features, and space to accommodate seven or eight people and legendary reliability to keep running for years to come. Although the Pilot and Highlander come from separate automakers, they have a lot in common, so knowing what really makes them different is significant information.
Aside from obvious differences in exterior styling, the true differences arise when you compare the features, powertrain, and other aspects of each vehicle. To help aid shoppers identify which vehicle they would prefer, the chart below shows available features and specifications these two vehicles employ to meet the needs of 3-row SUV buyers.
2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Toyota Highlander
|9-Speed Automatic Transmission||Transmission||8-Speed Shiftable Automatic|
|One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats||Seating Convenience||Fold-Down 2nd-Tow Seats|
|151.7 cu.ft.||Passenger Space||139.1 cu.ft.|
|Available||Road Departure Mitigation System||Not Available|
Putting everything in perspective, the 2021 Honda Pilot is built to make the most of three rows of seating. While the Highlander also has three rows, the back row is tight and not as easy to access. The Pilot has enough rear entertainment options available to keep even the most boredom-prone passengers satisfied, not to mention greater leg room than the competition. Road Departure Mitigation and other safety technologies remind us that the 2021 Honda Pilot puts safety first. Although the engines are similar, the Pilot gets 9 speeds instead of just 8, something that is a big advantage when the vehicle is fully loaded.
• Streaming Audio Applications
• DVD/Blu-Ray™ Player
• 2nd-Row Heated Seats
• Two Rear Headphone Jacks, One 115V AC Outlet and Two Rear USB Charging Ports
• Rear Seat Temperature Control
• Panoramic Roof
• Heated and Ventilated Front Seats with Heated Steering Wheel
• 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
• Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
• And More!