White 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

Blue 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Toyota Highlander
8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
280-hp 3.5-liter V6


185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
83.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.7 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

13.8 cubic feet

In the world of three-row SUVs, the 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Toyota Highlander both remain popular options. When you take a closer look at the Highlander, you’ll see the Pilot comes standard with V6 engine power and more cargo room. Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below to see what else makes the new Pilot such a good choice for Brockton families.

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency

Wondering how the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander compare in terms of power and fuel economy? Check out their specs below:

  • Toyota Highlander: The 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine found on the 2019 Toyota Highlander that generates 184 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Highlander earns 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. You’ll need to move up to the LE to access V6 power, which costs more than the Honda Pilot LX.
  • Honda Pilot: The 2019 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Like the Highlander, it features a six speed automatic transmission, but earns up to 19 mpg city** and 27 mpg highway**.

Pilot or Highlander: Towing & Payload

Both midsize SUVs are capable, however, the Pilot stands apart as the stronger performer. The Highlander can haul 1,486 to 1,602 pounds, and with an optional trailer hitch, it can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. Meanwhile, the 2019 Honda Pilot 2WD can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The Pilot SUV’s towing capacity shoots up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with AWD. Additionally, it can haul 1,420 to 1,625 pounds.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space

Compare the conventional cargo room, and you’ll find 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space on the Honda Pilot, vs. 13.8 cubic feet inside the Highlander. Additionally, the passenger volume of the Pilot measures 152.9 cubic feet—8 cubic feet more than the Highlander. The larger interior dimensions of the Pilot mean you and your passengers will have more space to relax. Passengers in the third row of the Pilot can get 57.6 inches of shoulder room vs. just 55 inches in the Highlander.

Test Drive a New Honda Pilot at Silko Honda

Looking at the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison, the Honda Pilot comes out on top with more space and power for Taunton drivers. Ready to explore more of the 2019 Honda Pilot, including its configurations, safety features, and how it compares to the Acura MDX? Make the trip to Silko Honda to learn more!

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**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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