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2023 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander

2023 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander

Midsize crossover SUVs are designed to be versatile and practical, making them an excellent choice for families, commuters, and travel enthusiasts. They offer good fuel economy, especially when compared to larger SUVs or trucks. This makes them a more affordable option for those who need a larger vehicle but want to save money on gas. What’s more, these vehicles are designed with comfort in mind and offer a range of safety systems.

The 2023 Honda Pilot and the 2023 Toyota Highlander are two of the biggest competitors in this segment. How do they compare, and which is better for your lifestyle? At Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS, we compare the 2023 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander to help you make an informed decision.

2023 Honda Pilot


2023 Toyota Highlander

3.5-liter V6 Engine 2.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged
285 Maximum horsepower (hp) 265
10-Speed Automatic Transmission Transmission 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission
5,000 Maximum Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5,000

Which Is a Better Midsize Crossover SUV: the 2023 Honda Pilot or the 2023 Toyota Highlander?

From the table above, it is evident that the 2023 Pilot outshines the 2023 Highlander in terms of performance. When navigating terrain that may be challenging, the 2023 Honda Pilot is a pro. It features an upgraded all-wheel-drive system that delivers confidence-inspiring stability, performance, and traction. You can toggle between seven drive modes—Normal, ECON, Sport, Snow, Trail, Sand, and Tow. What’s more, the newly upgraded i-VTM4® AWD system enhances stability on rugged terrain and helps corner smoothly.

Inside, the 2023 Honda Pilot promises a comfortable ride with stowable second-row center seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-trimmed seats, one-touch second-row seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and more.

We believe the 2023 Pilot is the better choice in the above comparison. It is available at Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS! You can schedule a test drive online. If you have any questions, message us or call our sales representative at 601-693-4651.