2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Honda Pilot

Back and better than ever, the revamped 2017 Toyota Highlander maintains a stranglehold on the midsize SUV class. With an athletic style that is complemented by a family-friendly interior and reinforced by potent engine options, the Toyota Highlander easily surpassess competitors. Learn more about the Toyota Highlander with this 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Honda Pilot comparison that pits the redesigned Toyota against premier competition.

Car shoppers interested in the Toyota Highlander can choose from five standard trim levels - LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and Limited - that are supported by three hybrid trim levels. Available with three powertrains that include a fuel-efficient hybrid drive system, the 2017 Toyota Highlander can be tailored to fit your specifications. In standard configurations, the Toyota Highlander makes room for eight passengers with an available 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. With the addition of luxurious second-row captain’s chairs, the Highlander makes room for seven. Highlight features of the 2017 Toyota Highlander include a standard Toyota Entune 6.1-inch touchscreen display and standard Toyota Safety Sense technology.

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2017 Toyota Highlander VS 2017 Honda Pilot
$30,630 Base MSRP $30,595
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine 280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
21 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 19 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
Yes Available Hybrid No

Key Differences Between the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot

Price is a key element of any automotive comparison and it plays an important role in this 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Honda Pilot comparison. Armed with the standard 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and room for eight passengers, the Toyota Highlander LE starts at an affordable $30,630 with frugal fuel-economy ratings. Base Honda Pilot LX editions start at $30,595 and employ a potent six-cylinder engine. Toyota Highlander LE editions armed with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine start at just $32,680 - a small price to pay for improved performance.

Versatility is a key characteristic of the 2017 Toyota Highlander that the Honda Pilot cannot match. Models equipped with a standard four-cylinder engine set the bar high and will not break the bank at the dealership or the fuel pump. The highlight of the Toyota Highlander power lineup is a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that implements Toyota D-4S direct and port fuel injection. Married to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota Highlander will make an impressive 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Honda Pilot models counter with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic that delivers humdrum power and fuel economy.

What sets the 2017 Toyota Highlander apart from competitors in the midsize SUV segment is an available hybrid powertrain. Armed with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works in tandem with a high-torque electric motor, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid will shell out a fun-to-drive 306 horsepower. Married to a continuously variable transmission, the power-packed Highlander Hybrid makes 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive.

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Red 2017 Toyota Highlander Front Grille
Black 2017 Toyota Highlander Interior
Close Up of 2017 Toyota Highlander Dashboard
Red 2017 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior