2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

When it comes to finding the perfect SUV, there are several options to choose from in today’s auto world. Honda and Toyota - two popular automotive brands - constantly deliver some of the best products available to shoppers. As popularity in the SUV segment continues to grow, the two brands have innovated to keep up with the standards of today’s shoppers. The 2017 Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander are two examples of how far the fullsize SUV segment has come, which is why we’ve chosen to compare the two.

If you’re looking for an SUV with a powerful engine and an exciting ride, the 2017 Honda Pilot offers a 3.5-liter V6 with an impressive output. The Toyota Highlander's base engine may not produce as much horsepower, but it doesn’t fall short on delivering a response. If power isn’t at the top of your list, and you’re more interested in space and features, keep on reading. We’ve also taken the liberty of comparing both models cargo measurements and technology features.

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2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander
3.5-Liter V6 Base Engine 2.7-Liter Inline 4
280 Horsepower Engine Output 185 Horsepower
16.5 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity 13.8 cu.ft.
Standard Bluetooth Standard

Cargo space and technology features

Cargo space is something that many people who purchase an SUV may want, but some may still be getting used to the idea of a vehicle larger than a sedan. If you’re someone who believes more space is better, the Honda Pilot delivers 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space when all of the seats are in place. It also offers slightly more interior volume. If you’re someone who believes that less is more and you don’t feel the extra space is necessary, the Highlander might be what you’re after, as it offers 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space and a little less room on the interior overall.

In terms of technology, each model delivers similar features. Both models provide Bluetooth as a standard, and those who would like to opt for more can choose features like HD radio, navigation and parking assistance on other trim levels.

2017 Honda Pilot front view
2017 Honda Pilot steering wheel
2017 Toyota Highlander interior seating
2017 Toyota Highlander front grille

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