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Vehicle Comparisons:
2019 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota HighlanderIf you need a reliable SUV for your drives through the San Diego, Kearney Mesa, and El Cajon areas, you’re probably considering models like the 2019 Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. Both are great options, but which one offers more of what you need?

To help you decide, the team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego looked at the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot in this side-by-side comparison.

Highlander vs Pilot: Engines and Fuel-Efficiency

If you want a fuel-efficient SUV that doesn’t skimp on engine power, you’ll be happy with either the Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot. Both vehicles get an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 27 MPG when equipped with a V6 engine and front-wheel drivetrain (FWD).1

The Toyota Highlander gets an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and the Honda Pilot gets an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city.1

As for their engines, they both make a 3.5L V6 engine available:

While both SUVs are comparably fuel-efficient, drivers in the Pilot may find their performance lacking compared to that of the Highlander.

2019 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Interior

Toyota Highlander open moon roofInside the 2019 Highlander and Pilot, you’ll find a comfortable cabin for drivers and passengers. Rear seat passengers can sit back and relax during a long drive with an available Blu-ray™ video player and a screen that folds down from the ceiling.

Front-seat passengers can stay entertained by linking their phones to the infotainment system via Bluetooth®. This way, they can stream music through their car speaker or make hands-free phone calls while on-the-go.

This information is displayed on a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen in the Toyota Highlander and a 5.2-inch LCD display screen in the Pilot. During a road trip, drivers may find themselves a bit more comfortable in the Highlander, which offers 44.2 inches of front-seat legroom, compared to just 40.9 inches in the Pilot.

Standard Safety Features

Whether you’re driving to work, carpooling to soccer practice, or heading out for a family vacation, you’ll have the peace of mind of a standard suite of smart safety features in both the 2019 Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.

In fact, both SUVs make a Forward Collision Warning system standard. This system uses sensors to monitor for hazards up ahead. If sensed, it’ll issue an alert to slow down or stop. It can even automatically hit the brakes for you if necessary to help avoid a potential collision.

They also have a standard Lane Keeping System that provides a warning if it senses that you may be accidentally drifting out of your intended lane of travel.

The Highlander includes an additional feature in its Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) suite called Auto High Beams. These headlights automatically toggle on-and-off when approaching oncoming traffic on a dark roadway. This way, you can focus more on navigating low-visibility conditions and less on adjusting your high beams.

The Honda Pilot doesn’t offer a similar feature, even as an upgrade, which may cause drivers to be more distracted when driving in dark or rainy conditions.

2019 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Which is Right for You?

The team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego compared the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot and discovered that the Highlander offers more of what drivers in San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon need. If you want to give it a try for yourself, contact us and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

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12019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.