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Learn How the 2020 Honda Pilot Compares to the Toyota Highlander

Learn How the 2020 Honda Pilot Compares to the Toyota Highlander

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2020 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota Highlander

MSRP

Honda Pilot
$31,550
STARTING MSRP*

Toyota Highlander
$31,830
STARTING MSRP*

Performance

i-VTEC® V-6 engine
280 hp

4-cylinder engine
185 hp

Fuel Economy

19/27
CITY/HWY MPG RATING

20/24
CITY/HWY MPG RATING

Fuel Capacity

19.5
Gallons

19.2
Gallons

Curb Weight

4036
Pounds

4134
Pounds

Towing Capacity (Standard)

3,500
Pounds

1,500
Pounds

Seating (Standard)

8-Passenger

8-Passenger

Passenger Volume

152.9
Cubic Feet

144.9
Cubic Feet

Features

  • Available Features On The Pilot
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Standard Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System
  • Perforated Leather Front and 2nd-Row Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • Multi-Zone Audio
  • Automatic-Dimming, Power-Folding Side Mirrors
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Illuminated Front- and Second-Row Beverage Holders
  • LED Front-Row Map Lights
  • Available Features On The Highlander
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Smart Key System plus liftgate with Push Button Start
  • Leather-trimmed front seats and second row
  • Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and Entune® App Suite
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • 19-in. Chromtec® alloy wheels
  • Heated and ventilated front-row seats
  • Seating for seven with second-row captain’s chair

Honda's Three-Row SUV Versus the Competition

When a new three-row SUV is what your family is after, be sure to shop and test drive the 2020 Honda Pilot. This spacious mid-size SUV grants you standard 8-passenger seating for your family and friends while offering substantial cargo space. It's one of the roomier SUVs in its segment and boasts impressive standard features like a potent V6 engine and an array of driver-assistive technologies to inspire confidence and safety.

The new Honda Pilot's closest competition from Toyota is the Highlander mid-size crossover SUV that also provides seating for up to eight passengers, a smooth ride and advanced safety technologies. The closer you look into these two distinct SUV models, though, you'll find many ways in which they differ.

The dealership team here at Premier Honda has compiled a comparison table and review of the 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2019 edition of the Toyota Highlander. Here, we consider the features and characteristics that matter most to families, such as seating space, cargo capacity, on-road performance, towing capabilities and safety systems.

If you're in the market for a new family SUV around New Orleans, Louisiana, then we welcome you to visit our Honda dealership to tour and test drive the lineup of 2020 Pilot SUVs.

Where the Honda Pilot Comes Out On Top

When comparing the base models of the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2019 Toyota Highlander, you'll notice that are both competitively priced; in fact, their MSRPs are within a few hundred dollars of each other. A similar price doesn't equate to similar features and performance here, though. For starters, the 2020 Pilot LX base model comes fitted with a powerful 280-hp V6 engine, while Toyota's Highlander gets a standard 4-cylinder that develops just 185 hp; that's nearly 100 hp less than the Honda!

Even with its far more powerful V6 engine, the 2020 Pilot returns an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway, compared to just 24 mpg in the Highlander. Beyond its robust engine, impressive fuel economy and lighter curb weight, the new Pilot also tows up to 3,500 pounds -- or 2,000 pounds more than the Toyota.

It's becoming clear that the new Honda Pilot LX base model outperforms the Toyota Highlander LE base model on many fronts, but what about cabin space? Well, it's a similar story here, too. Thanks to its longer wheelbase and wider track, the 2020 Pilot provides significantly greater passenger volume and more cargo space than the 2019 Highlander.

While both of these mid-size SUVs boast roomy first- and second-row seating, it's in the third row where the Honda really shines. The Pilot provides more third-row headroom, legroom and shoulder room, which means your passengers won't mind sitting in the back row!

Lease or Finance Your New Honda Pilot SUV near Metairie, LA

The 2020 Honda Pilot lineup of 8-passenger mid-size SUVs provides families with superb features and value. If you're shopping for a new family SUV near Metairie, LA, then see our current new Honda inventory for your chance to secure a 2020 Pilot at a highly competitive price. We offer Honda finance and lease offers for you to explore before or after your test drive. With our online auto loan application, you can get pre-approved for Honda financing in no time.

Premier Honda is the New Orleans area's source for not only new Honda sales and financing, but complete auto care, too. From routine service and Honda recommended maintenance to warranty repair and genuine Honda parts and accessories, we've got local motorists covered. Shop our dealership website today and don't hesitate to reach out to our helpful Honda staff!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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