If it’s a safe, practical, fuel-efficient, comfortable, and reasonably-priced SUV that you’re looking for, the 2021 Toyota Highlander could be it. It is also spacious with great cabin quality and has stellar infotainment features. But there are quite a few other options in the midsize SUV space. Thus, how does the 2021 Toyota Highlander measure up against the competition? That’s your question, right? To give you an idea, at St. Cloud Toyota in Waite Park, MN, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Honda Pilot.
For a fair comparison, we have compared the base trims of both models, i.e., the 2021 Toyota Highlander L vs 2021 Honda Pilot LX.
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Honda Pilot
||Engine Horsepower (hp)||280|
||Engine Torque (lb.-ft.)
||Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined (mpg)
||Maximum Interior Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
As the table above shows, the 2021 Toyota Highlander has an edge over the 2021 Honda Pilot when it comes to performance. It comes in six variants: L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum. Further, it offers the option of a hybrid powertrain on four of its trims. The 2021 Honda Pilot is also available with six variants: LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, and Elite.
In terms of infotainment, the 2021 Toyota Highlander offers integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as a standard feature across trims. The base trim of the 2021 Honda Pilot, LX, does not offer this feature. With respect to safety, the 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking. The 2021 Honda Pilot does not offer this.
The 2021 Toyota Highlander has an upper hand on many fronts. If you’re interested in getting behind the wheels of the 2021 Highlander, schedule a test drive at St. Cloud Toyota in Waite Park, MN, today!