Two of the most eye-catching SUVs shoppers will find in the market today are the 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 Honda Pilot. Both SUVs are capable of seating up to eight passengers and several advanced driver assistance features that come standard. If you’re deciding between the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs the 2019 Honda Pilot, it’s worth comparing both SUVs’ available configurations, performance ratings and fuel efficiency.
Vehicles with more trim levels provide drivers with more options in terms of configurations. Drivers should keep this in mind when looking at these two SUVs in particular. The 2019 Toyota Highlander can be found in six trim levels (LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum) while the 2019 Honda Pilot is available in five (LX, EX- EX-L, Touring and Elite).
2019 Toyota Highlander owners have the choice between two engine options, while the 2019 Honda Pilot shares one engine across all five of its trims. The 2019 Highlander’s optional powertrain, a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque, is more powerful than the 2019 Honda Pilot’s 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.
Aside from driver choice and engine performance, the 2019 Highlander edges out the 2019 Pilot in terms of fuel economy as well. Fuel-conscious drivers will prefer the 2019 Toyota Highlander’s combined city/highway efficiency rating of 23 miles per gallon over the 2019 Honda Pilot’s 21 miles per gallon under the same conditions.
Available 2019 Toyota Highlander Comfort Features Include An auto-dimming rearview mirror, an overhead storage console with a conversation mirror, a collapsible steering column, eight cupholders, four bottle holders, 12V and 120V auxiliary power outlets, five USB ports, four tie-down hooks for cargo, three-zone automatic climate control and a rearview camera with dynamic gridlines.