2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Toyota Highlander


2021 Honda Pilot

Starting MSRP

3.5L V6 Engine


3.5L V6 Engine
21 MPG City/29 MPG Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 MPG City/27 MPG Highway
295 hp


280 hp

Hybrid Configurations?

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+)

Safety System

Honda Sensing®

If you’re looking for a new mid-size SUV, it’s worth comparing the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander. Both SUVs are extremely popular, and capable of taking you anywhere around Freehold in style and comfort. If you’re looking for excellent fuel economy, both vehicles deliver for both drives around Eatontown or weekend adventures around Toms River. Let’s take a look at this comparison between the Highlander vs. Pilot with the experts at Galaxy Toyota! If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

Price & Features: Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander

When looking for a new vehicle, one of the most important things to consider is price. Although the Toyota Highlander is a little more expensive than the Honda Pilot, the Highlander includes more features standard, such as the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) which is standard on every trim level on the Highlander. Let’s check out some of the standard features included in the entry-level trims:

  • Toyota Highlander– Starting at $34,810*: Provides 5 USB ports, three-zone climate control, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), the Smart Key System, and many more standard options on the Highlander L trim.
  • Honda Pilot – Starting at $32,250: To get the same features on the Pilot, you would have to upgrade to a higher trim level.

If you’re like most car shoppers, you want to save as much as possible on your new Toyota Purchase. Therefore, come check out our new vehicle specials for amazing discounts!

Performance: Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander

When comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, performance is just as important as price to many shoppers around the Long Branch area. Luckily, both vehicles include impressive engines and drivetrains, making it easier than ever to haul various loads while keeping you and your passengers safe. In regards to performance, the Highlander is more capable, providing a class-leading towing capacity, made possible by its powerful 3.6L engine. The Highlander is built to perform in both your daily drives around Eatontown, and your weekend getaways!

  • Engine: Although both SUVs include a 3.6L V6 engine, the Toyota Highlander provides better fuel economy and overall performance..
  • Transmission:With its 3.6L, 295 hp engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota Highlander is more capable to get you to your destination, no matter where it might be.
  • MPG Ratings: Highlander drives will enjoy an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy, coming in at 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the Honda Pilot only earns 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

If you’re considering a mid-size SUV, and trying to decide between the Highlander vs. Pilot, the Toyota Highlander actually comes in a hybrid trim, with an impressive EPA-Estimate fuel economy rating of 36 city/35 highway.

Check Out the Toyota Highlander at Galaxy Toyota!

Now that we’ve compared the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, it’s evident that the Highlander is clearly the best choice. Come check out this impressive SUV for yourself at Galaxy Toyota in Eatontown! You can check out our new vehicle inventory, and even meet with our finance center to start the buying process!


*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.


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