The 2019 Toyota Highlander VS The 2019 Honda Pilot

June 4th, 2019 by

The 2019 Toyota Highlander is the most recommendable crossover SUV that seats up to eight passengers. The Honda Pilot offers a 3-row family hauler that can accommodate eight passengers depending on the configuration, as well. Both vehicles offer plenty of other features for those looking for more space to get errands done with families and friends.

SEATING:

Toyota Highlander:

The Highlander is a 3-row SUV with seats for up to eight people, and the accommodation is exceptionally cooperating in the first two rows. Passengers in the middle section can modify the positions using the feature sliding and reclining. In the upper trims, the second-row bench seat is replaced with two captain’s chairs.

Honda Pilot:

The Pilot is a 3-row vehicle that seats eight passengers. The first two rows are comfortable, and drivers enjoy excellent visibility.  The majority of Pilots are configured for eight via second-row captain’s chairs.

EXTERIOR:

Toyota Highlander:

The Highlander has more of a squared-off look. The Highlander looks more like a traditional SUV. ‘It’s hard to miss that massive grille up front. The base models come with 18-inch wheels, while the higher trims wear 19-inches.

All models, except for the base Highlander LE, have a convenient flip-up rear hatch window. The flip-up makes it easier to load and unload the back without opening the tailgate. All, but the base models, include a power-operated tailgate.

Honda Pilot:

For 2019 its overall shape remains predominately rounded, and Honda has toughened it up with more aggressive front and rear styling. The Roof rails come standard on Elite and Touring trims, and it adds utility, and ‘they’re optional on other trims as well. The wheel sizes range from 18 inches on LX, EX and EX-L model to 20-inch rollers on the top line Touring and Elite trims.

TECHNOLOGY:

Toyota Highlander:

Toyota offers standard and optional tech features for the Highlander. Keep those passengers charged and connected with the Driver Easy Speak PA system, which is an option, (it amplifies the driver’s voice for rear-seat passengers) and five standard USB ports. A straightforward infotainment system is approved, and every model above the base trim has a responsive 8-inch touch screen, and it has a smartphone-linked or built-in navigation system. To keep children occupied on long road trips, consider investing in the optional rear-seat entertainment system.

Honda Pilot:

Standard on the Pilot is two USB ports, Bluetooth, a 5-inch display screen, and a seven-speaker audio system. Available are wireless phone charging, moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, and the HondaLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an additional USB port. An HDMI port, mobile hot spot capability, and navigation are also available.

SAFETY:

Toyota Highlander:

Standard in the 2019 Highlander includes a rearview camera and Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). The high-tech systems grouped under this designation include a pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, and adaptive cruise control. As an option, there is a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

Honda Pilot:

Standard safety features are collision mitigation braking, rearview camera, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation; lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. Some of the features available are part of the HondaSensing suite of active safety technology. Available driver assistance features include blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.

PERFORMANCE:

Toyota Highlander:

The Highlander base comes with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. It comes with an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine – it’s available on the base trim and it’s standard on all others – it accelerates with ease, even when there’s a full crew on board. Its smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission helps V6-powered Highlanders achieve excellent highway gas mileage.

Honda Pilot:

There’s only one choice for a Pilot engine: a 280-horsepower V6. It delivers plenty of power for most driving situations. It’s mated to either a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission depending on the trim.

PRICE:

Toyota Highlander: The Toyota Highlander starts at $31,680 (plus destination fee).

Honda Pilot: The Honda Pilot starts at $31,450 (plus destination fee).

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