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2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

Honda crossover SUVs come in several shapes and sizes that can do just about anything a potential owner was to ask of the vehicle. At the top of the automaker’s crossover SUV roster is the three-row, V-6-powered Honda Pilot. A comparison of the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander will shed a little bit of light on two of the strongest models in this highly-competitive segment of the automotive industry. There are several areas where the two vehicles overlap and share some common elements. However, the 2019 Pilot stands out in enough ways to attract buyers that may have traditionally chosen vehicles from other manufacturers. The 2019 Honda Pilot is currently available at the Meridian Honda showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Anyone interested in the 2019 Honda Pilot will need to choose among the crossover SUV’s six trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi/RES, Touring and Elite. This many vehicle options will make it easier for potential Honda buyers to find exactly the experience and features they want to have. The ability to integrate digital devices into a vehicle’s infotainment system is no longer just a gimmick. Honda has equipped the 2019 Pilot EX trims and higher with a smartphone-compatible system that can work with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Drivers and passengers will be able to use their favorite apps and smartphone features while they’re on the road. Toyota buyers choosing the 2019 Highlander will get an infotainment system of its own, but it won’t be as immersive as what Honda uses.


2019 Honda Pilot LX, 2WD Vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander
3.5-L, V-6 Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 185/184
83.9 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 83.7 cu.-ft.
3,500 lbs. Towing 1,500 lbs.


Performance Specs

All six trim grades of the 2019 Honda Pilot use the same engine platform. Under the hood of the Honda crossover SUV is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is used by the LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi/RES versions of the Pilot. The top Touring and Elite models employ a nine-speed automatic gear-changer. Honda Pilot owners who choose a two-wheel-drive version can tow 3,500 pounds, while models with all-wheel-drive can pull 5,000 pounds. Toyota starts Highlander owners out with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and can tow up to 1,500 pounds. A V-6 powerplant is also available with the Toyota Highlander. It might make a bit more power than the engine used by the Pilot, but both have the same maximum towing capacity.

 A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Honda Pilot parked by a lake.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2019 Pilot in motion on the road.

An interior photo of the 2019 Pilot showing the dashboard and front seats.
An interior photo of the 2019 Pilot showing one of the its seating options.