2018 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

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Consumers considering purchasing a new SUV may look at the 2018 Honda Pilot or the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Both have the same fuel efficiency rating, and very similar MSRPs. So how do you decide which one is right for your transportation needs? Well, the standard features in the Pilot are significantly more than that of the Highlander, making it one of the top third row SUVs on the road, and making it the obvious choice in our book. Take a look at all of the different features in the 2018 Honda Pilot below.  

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Technology

There are a number of standard technology features found in the 2018 Honda Pilot. Some of these make the driving experience safer and easier on the driver. Some provide additional convenience, comfort, and entertainment to passengers. But all of them make the 2018 Honda Pilot worthwhile, including:

  • Standard Honda Sensing
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • MP3 input
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • USB charging ports
  • 12V outlets
  • Honda Navigation upgrade
  • Advanced entertainment system upgrade
  • Mobile hotspot capability option
  • Optional wireless phone charging
  • On the other hand 2018 Toyota Highlander is equally equipped with marvelous tech features including 6.1″ touch-screen, AM/FM CD player, auxiliary port, 2.0 USB with iPod connectivity and many more to count on. All these characteristics make Highlander equally appreciable as compared to Pilot.

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    Cargo Space

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    The cargo space in the 2018 Honda Pilot has plenty of room for hauling gear and options to also increase the amount of gear you can take with you with seating configurations and front wheel versus all wheel drive options. This is made possible by:

  • Flat folding rear seats (on Toyota Highlander)
  • 40-60 rear split folding seats
  • Cargo area lighting
  • Cargo tie downs
  • Hidden storage compartment
  • Cargo bag hooks
  • 3,500 pounds towing (front wheel drive)
  • 5,000 pounds towing (all wheel drive)
  • Highlander is left behind for having standard towing capacity of 1500 pounds and the worst part is that AWD is not available as standard.


    Interior

    The interior of the 2018 Honda Pilot offers a third row of seats, making it possible to fit up to eight passengers in the vehicle at a time. And the following features make sure everyone remains comfortable on the drive:

  • Adjustable headrests
  • Optional one touch second row seats
  • Optional heated seats
  • Optional second row captain seats
  • Climate control with air filtration system
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  • Power windows and doors
  • Multiple cup holders
  • Floor mats
  • 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume space
  • Besides plenty amazing interior features, Highlander does not bring climate control system as standard, has no separate second-row control panel and individual temperature settings for driver are also not standard, it certainly lacks behind.

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    Driving Performance

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    While the 2018 Honda Pilot is a full sized SUV, it still has exceptional driving performance, and is easy to handle. This is largely because of the following driving performance features:

  • Standard V6 engine (4 cylinder is standard in the Toyota Highlander)
  • Standard EPA fuel rating of 19/27 mpg* (higher than standard on Toyota Highlander)
  • Eco Assist
  • Standard Hill Start Assist
  • Available i-VTM4 on all wheel drive (not on the Highlander)
  • Optional remote start
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Optional 9 speed automatic transmission
  • Electric Power Assisted Steering System
  • Ventilated power assisted brakes (Also in the Toyota Highlander)
  • All season tires
  • Highlander's engine, as being less powerful while offer less mpg on highway (only 24 mpg), turns the buyers to 2018 Honda Pilot.

    *MPG based on 2018 EPA Mileage estimates. Used for comparison purposes only. Actual Mileage will vary.


    Safety

    Safety is also a top priority in the 2018 Honda Pilot, and goes beyond the standard Honda Sensing safety features. Additional safety features include:

  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Stability and traction control
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Rearview camera (Also in the Toyota Highlander)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Airbags
  • Three point safety belts in all seats
  • LATCH child safety seat system
  • Child proof rear door locks
  • Front row safety belt reminder
  • Highlander is secured with some basic safety features such as Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, warning sensor for driver & front seatbelts and LATCH. However it doesn't come with Star Safety System as its standard feature which leaves this car behind 2018 Honda Pilot in the competition on the road.

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    Why Buy From Baron Honda?

     

     To see any of these features for yourself, and experience why the 2018 Honda Pilot is a better option than the Toyota Highlander, stop by the Baron Honda showroom and ask a sales team member for a test drive. We will be happy to show you the difference owning a 2018 Honda Pilot can make in meeting your transportation needs.

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