2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander
Making waves as a standout vehicle in its class, the 2016 Honda Pilot makes it easy for drivers to fall in love with it. Powerhouse performance dynamics are matched by impressive fuel economy and pricing ranges, a superb safety system, and a roomy interior. When looked at alongside the 2016 Toyota Highlander, the Honda brand’s home run with this car is all the more evident. Let’s compare these two cars a little closer.
Valuable Pricing and Mileage
The 2016 Honda Pilot shows that an SUV full of tremendous appeal and comfort can also be fairly priced. The MSRP range is $30,145 – $46,570*, which is of considerable difference to the 2016 Toyota Highlander’s MSRP of $30,490 – $47, 870.
The 2016 Honda Pilot savings echo in its mileage, with an EPA-estimated mpg of up to 20 city and 27 highway.** Conversely, the Highlander’s mileage isn’t as great either, with the EPA-estimated city and highway mpgs at 19 and 25, respectively.
2016 Honda Pilot – There’s full confidence in the 2016 Honda Pilot and its ability to smoothly handle every element and environment. Its 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine with 262 lb. ft. torque is complimented by hill start assist, intelligent traction management with mud, sand, and snow modes, Variable Cylinder Management™, and either six-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission. Depending upon whether or not towing equipment is added, towing capacity is a generous 3,500 – 5,000 lbs.
2016 Toyota Highlander – An SUV should be all about powerful performance, and that’s another area where the 2016 Toyota Highlander doesn’t impress. Its 270-hp 3.5L V6 engine with 248 lb. ft. torque has six-speed automatic transmission that includes snow mode, but not much more in enhancements. Towing capacity starts at 1,500 lbs., which doesn’t adequately represent what this class vehicle should be capable of achieving.
Distinctive details for practicality and contentment emphasize how the 2016 Honda Pilot excels over the 2016 Toyota Highlander:
- 2016 Honda Pilot: Passengers will appreciate the generous space in the 2016 Honda Pilot. Front and second row shoulder room is 62”, and third row is 57.6”. For the hips, it’s 59.1 and 57.3”, and for the rear leg room, it’s 38.4” and 31.9”. Ten-way power adjustable driver’s seating, fourteen beverage holders, multiple integrated storage compartments, and map lighting in all rows heighten the coziness and convenience. The Honda Sensing™ suite of visual and audio safety alerts and preventative measures is also top-rate, and includes features that Toyota implements as package options, or doesn’t provide at all.
- 2016 Toyota Highlander: Interior dimensions are disappointing and cramped, at 59.3”, 59.6”, and 55” for the shoulders, 57.2” and 57.1” for the hips, and 27.7” for rear leg room. There’s only eight positions for the driver’s seat, as well as less cup holders, lighting and storage options, and little things that can make all the difference between the typical and the special.
Take Your 2016 Honda Pilot Home from David Hobbs Honda
Stop by David Hobbs Honda and take the 2016 Honda Pilot out for a test drive! You’ll immediately see how it’s superior to the 2016 Toyota Highlander, and all others who try, but fail at adequately competing. We’ll be happy to set you up with a financing plan that works for you and your family and get you on the road in style, confidence, and security.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.