2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Toyota Highlander
8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
280-hp 3.5-liter V6


185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
83.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.7 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

13.8 cubic feet

If you’re shopping for an 8-passenger SUV, you may well have narrowed your search down to the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander. Both of these versatile SUVs have a lot to offer Culver City-area families, but the Pilot offers standard V6 power and more cargo space than the Highlander. Learn more in this Pilot vs. Highlander comparison from Airport Marina Honda.

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency

Compare the standard engines of the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander to see which can provide the power and fuel economy you want on the roads in and around Torrance:

  • Toyota Highlander: The 2019 Toyota Highlander is powered by a 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 184 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Highlander earns 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. If you want V6 power, you’ll need to move up to the LE V6, which costs more than the Honda Pilot LX.
  • Honda Pilot: The 2019 Honda Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. It features a six-speed automatic transmission, as does the Highlander, but earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city* and 27 mpg highway*.

Pilot or Highlander: Towing & Payload

Westchester-area drivers expect a midsize SUV to provide robust towing and payload capacities, and both the Pilot and Highlander do just that. The Pilot, however, is the stronger performer. The Highlander offers a payload capacity of 1,486 to 1,602 pounds, and with an optional trailer hitch, can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. The Honda Pilot can provide a payload capacity of 1,420 to 1,625 pounds, and can tow up to 3,500 pounds with 2WD. If you upgrade to AWD, you get a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space

The Toyota Highlander offers a maximum of 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space, to the 83.9 cubic feet of the Honda Pilot. Behind the rear seats there’s 13.8 cubic feet in the Highlander, and 16.5 cubic feet in the Pilot. That extra space in the Honda SUV will come in handy when hauling groceries, gardening supplies, or sports gear. The Pilot also offers more space for your passengers to stretch out, with a maximum passenger volume of 152.9 cubic feet. The Highlander offers a maximum passenger volume of 144.9 cubic feet.
Honda Pilot Cargo

Test Drive a New Honda Pilot at Airport Marina Honda

Learn about the Pilot safety rating and take a look at our Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison, then explore our new Pilot inventory to find the model that best meets the needs of your family. Make sure to check out our new vehicle specials, and schedule a test drive at our Honda dealership in Los Angeles. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions

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Disclaimers:  *Based on 2019 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.

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