2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Honda Pilot
Next year the Highlander will be getting its first facelift since shifting into its third generation for the 2013 model year, but there is still plenty to love about the current model. The epitome of a 3-row midsize crossover, the Highlander offers a great blend of power, space and efficiency that makes it the perfect vehicle for any growing family. But there are plenty of other vehicles in its segment fully capable of giving it a run for its money, so we thought we’d see how measures up by comparing the 2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Honda Pilot.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Highlander
As you can tell by glancing up at the table above, the Highlander has plenty of advantages over its Honda counterpart. The specifications we’re looking at are for each model’s base trim level, though the Highlander has been upgraded with its V6 engine – something the Pilot does not offer. When equipped with a 4-cylinder, the Highlander offers just as much horsepower as the Pilot, but upgraded it gives an 85-horsepower boost to performance.
As for space, the Pilot is only a 2-row crossover so it offers much more cargo space up front. But when you drop its back row and both rows of the Highlander, the Toyota delivers an extra 12.8 cubic feet of space to play with, allowing you to haul much more around with you. In addition, the Highlander offers an extra 17.4 cu. ft. of passenger volume despite its ability to pack an extra 2 or 3 passengers in the cabin.
On top of that, the Highlander is a powerful beat, allowing you to tow an extra 5,00 lbs. behind it if the need arises, while the Pilot only offers up to 1,500 lbs. of towing capacity. If space and power are high on your list of requirements, then we think it’s plain to see what the right choice is between these two midsize crossovers. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to give us a call, otherwise you can schedule a test drive right here on our website.