2019 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander exterior of both SUVs

The midsize SUV segment offers many options for car shoppers to choose from. Looking at the 2019 Honda Pilot vs the 2018 Toyota Highlander compares two models in this segment. These two vehicles offer seating for up to 8 people along with a variety of features spread out over multiple trim levels.

All 2019 Honda Pilot models come equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque while earning fuel economy ratings 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.* The base engine offered on the 2018 Toyota Highlander is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Honda Pilot


2018 Toyota Highlander

3.5-liter V-6 Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet torque Base Engine Performance 185 horsepower, 184 pound-feet torque
5 Trim Levels 6
8 Seating 8

2019 Honda Pilot Trim Levels and Features

The 2019 Honda Pilot and 2018 Toyota Highlander are each offered in multiple trim levels. The 2019 Pilot is available in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite models. A variety of features and technology systems are spread out over these trim levels.

All 2019 Honda Pilot models will offer the Honda Sensing® suite of driver assistance systems. This collection of features includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems.

Other technology features offered on the 2019 Pilot include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinTalk system, CabinControl app and the latest version of the Display Audio system.

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