Heyward Allen Toyota Reviews Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot

April 21st, 2017 by

In a comparison between the 2017 Toyota Highlander and its rival, the 2017 Honda Pilot, which one comes out ahead? This review should give you an idea of why we think the Highlander is the better SUV.

Avoiding Collisions

These days shoppers want anti-crash technologies, and the 2017 Toyota Highlander has them. Crash scenarios are less likely when you have a standard autobrake that reacts to front collision warnings. The Highlander also has a lane departure system. You will pay extra for these systems on the Pilot. Find the Highlander at Heyward Allen Toyota dealer serving Athens GA.

Driver Assistance

As the day of automated cars grows near, there are more and more driver aids. While the Honda Pilot offers some at a higher cost, the 2017 Toyota Highlander makes them standard. This includes self-regulating high beams and dynamic radar cruise control.


Only the Highlander offers a Driver Easy Speak microphone or Optitron instrumentation. Other exclusive features include the soft-touch in-dash shelf, a soft-touch roll-top console, and second-row reclining seats.


Highlander V6 drivers command a 295-horsepower engine while Pilot V6 drivers command a 280-horsepower engine. Torque levels are about the same, although the Highlander has a slight advantage. Since the Highlander weighs less than the Pilot, the Highlander’s horsepower-to-weight ratio is better. Also, Highlander’s eight-speed automatic is more precise than the Pilot’s six speed. To get started toward a new Highlander for your family, fill out this simple online financing application at Heyward Allen Toyota dealer serving Athens GA.

Stop by to take a test drive. Our staff can answer your questions about the Highlander’s technologies, amenities, and handling.

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