2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

Full-size SUVs are perfect for large families looking to travel in comfort and style. These vehicles offer plenty of passenger volume and seating as well as room for everyone’s belongings. Our team here at Garden State Honda wants to show drivers how the 2016 Honda Pilot stands up against the competition. We’re going to start today with the popular 2016 Toyota Highlander. It has a lot of similar aspects when it comes to technology and safety features, however the Pilot does offer more space and efficiency overall.

It’s important to note that for this comparison our team is looking at the base models for each vehicle, so the 2016 Pilot LX and the 2016 Highlander LE. Both of these vehicles are very similarly priced, so the budget will be mostly the same regardless of which one you choose. We’re going to dive into a few of the specifics below including the features that they share as well as the ways that the Pilot stands out from the competition.

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2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX 2016 Toyota Highlander FWD LE
19 city/27 highway* MPG 20 city/25 highway
280 Horsepower 185
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 2.7-liter I-4
16.5 cu. ft. Cargo Volume 13.8 cu. ft.

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When it comes to safety, both the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Toyota Highlander are sure to have your family covered. They’re both set with brake assist, a tire pressure monitor and traction control, but the Pilot stands out from the Highlander when it comes to active head restraints that are standard on the Honda Pilot but unavailable on the Toyota Highlander.

Looking at standard technology and convenience features, there are a lot of similarities amongst the two vehicles. Both the 2016 Pilot LX and the 2016 Highlander LE come set with cruise control, a rearview camera and a remote keyless entry system. For added safety, both are set with automatic headlights and privacy glass. The Pilot has standard armrest storage, which is not available on the Highlander as well as floor mats, which are only optional on the Highlander.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Pilot are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this spacious, high-performance SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online.

*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.

2016 Honda Pilot grille
2016 Honda Pilot seating
2016 Honda Pilot multi-info display
2016 Honda Pilot

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