|2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Toyota Highlander|
|3.5-liter V6||Engine Options||3.5-liter V6 and 2.7-liter 4-cylinder|
|19 city/27 hwy mpg*||Fuel-Efficiency||19 city/25 hwy mpg|
|Yes||Standard FWD/Available AWD||Yes|
2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota Highlander
Crossover SUVs are booming in popularity as consumers love how they combine the "car-like" handling of a sedan with the roominess and amenities of larger SUVs. Two excellent options in the crossover SUV segment are the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. The Pilot is completely redesigned for the 2016 model year while the Highlander was one of the first mid-size crossover SUVs sold in the United States and brings a competitive model for 2016. Let's see how they stack up against each other in this 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota Highlander comparison.
The completely redesigned 2016 Pilot is much improved over previous generations of models, especially in terms of appearance, where it now has a more traditional crossover SUV look. Additional improvements have been made to the Pilot's interior, which is now more modern, more refined and has greater visibility for drivers. Not to be outdone, the 2016 Highlander offers a spacious, luxurious and comfortable cabin, with ventilated front seats and seating that can easily host six adult passengers.
Performance of the 2016 Pilot and 2016 Highlander
Both vehicles have excellent performance and pleasing driving characteristics. The 2016 Pilot features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers an impressive 250 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Pilot with an optional all-wheel drive system that not only sends power to the front and back, but also between the left and right wheels for improved handling. The 2016 Highlander features two engine options, including the 3.5-liter V6 engine and the 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine. The 3.5-liter V6 produces an impressive amount of power as well, with 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The Highlander also comes standard with front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive.
With the great performance and all the great features of the 2016 Pilot and 2016 Highlander, you really can't go wrong with either of these fantastic crossover SUVs. If you are interested in learning more about the Pilot or Highlander, be sure to get in touch with us here at Continental Motors. We can tell you all about their great features and possibly get you behind the wheel of one of these outstanding crossovers in the near future.