2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander front exterior view of both cars

The 2018 Honda Pilot vs the 2018 Toyota Highlander compares two models in the competitive midsize SUV segment. Car shoppers considering a vehicle in this class are looking for a vehicle that offers practical people and cargo hauling capabilities along with an ample supply of features and technology systems.

2018 Honda Pilot models are available with a starting MSRP of $30,900.* The Toyota Highlander starts it’s pricing at $31,030. The 2018 Honda Pilot is available in five trim levels, while the Highlander is offered in six. Both vehicles are able to tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

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2018 Pilot LX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic  VS 2018 Toyota Highlander
5 Trim Levels 6
$30,900* MSRP $31,030
83.9 cubic feet Max Cargo Capacity 83.7 cubic feet
5,000 pounds Max Towing 5,000 pounds

2018 Honda Pilot Interior and Features

Storage space is an important factor many SUV shoppers consider. With all three rows of seats in place, the 2018 Pilot offers 16.5 cubic feet of storage space. Folding down the third row of seats increases this number to 46.8 cubic feet. With all of the rear rows of seats folded down, the Pilot offers a maximum storage capacity of 83.9 cubic feet. 2018 Highlander models offer a maximum storage capacity of 83.7 cubic feet. With all the seats in place, the Pilot offers seating for up to 8 people.

The 2018 Pilot will be powered by a V-6 engine producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings for the engine are estimated at up to 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highways for 23 miles per gallon combined.**

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2018 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.


2018 Honda Pilot infotainment system close-up
2018 Honda Pilot back storage area
2018 Honda Pilot ceiling interior
2018 Honda Pilot interior front seats and steering wheel