2018 Pilot vs. 2018 Highlander

If you’re in the market for a three-row crossover to handle your family’s daily transportation and road-tripping needs, odds are you will find yourself taking a closer look at both the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander. 

Both of these vehicles are made by prominent brands with a strong reputation for quality, and you can count on them having a lot of similar specs to boast about. But when it comes time to decide between the two, you’ll want to go a little deeper to make sure you’re getting the right one for your needs, desires, and budget. 

Let’s take a look at how the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Toyota Highlander stack up in some key areas that matter a great deal to shoppers in this segment.

Price: Honda Has It

It probably goes without saying, but price is a big deal when you’re shopping for a new vehicle. In this comparison, the price point goes to the Honda Pilot. Not only does the Pilot beat out the Highlander in terms of its base price, it does so without cutting any corners. So you can opt for a Pilot that has an incredible array of standard features and amenities and still come away with a lower price than you would get for a comparably equipped Highlander. And here’s another point in the Pilot’s favor: It gives you a more energetic V6 engine right from the start, while the Highlander makes do with a less-than-impressive 4-cylinder.

Both of these crossovers are available in five different trim levels that give you more and better features as you climb the ladder – so it’s extra important to start from a place of exceptional value like the Honda Pilot does.

Passenger Space & Comfort: The Pilot Takes the Edge

It’s safe to assume that if you’re shopping for a three-row crossover, interior space is high on your list of must-haves. Both the Pilot and the Highlander make great family vehicles, and ensuring that everyone has enough room for legs, knees, and elbows is necessary if you want to keep long road trips and daily travels alike pleasantly peaceful. 

Passenger space is good in both of these crossovers – in all but that notorious third row. Toyota Highlander passengers who are relegated to the very back will find themselves cramped. In the Honda Pilot, however, even adult-sized passengers can slide in and stretch out in the comfortable and roomy third row – a feature that’s hard to find in rival vehicles in the class.  

Cargo Space: Load Up the Pilot  

The Pilot gets a clean sweep against the Highlander in this category. The 2018 Honda Pilot has more room in all cargo capacity measurements – behind the third row, the second row, and the first row – as compared to the Highlander. After all, with a vehicle as comfortable and well-equipped as the Pilot, you’re going to want to take more road trips. And the impressive cargo space afforded by this Honda standout means that you’ll never have to leave anything behind!

Find Your Honda Pilot at Bob Brady Honda

There’s a lot more to love about the Pilot than what we’ve detailed here, but this quick comparison should point you in the right direction. When you’re ready to see the Pilot in action with a test drive, or explore any of the other outstanding vehicles in the Honda lineup, visit Bob Brady Honda. We are your Central Illinois source for amazing deals on new Hondas and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs from a variety of other popular brands.

Vehicle shoppers in and around Decatur, Springfield, and Champaign, IL, turn to Bob Brady when they want access to a great selection, low prices, and unbeatable service. Visit us today and become one of our satisfied customers!

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