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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP

3.5L V6


3.5L V6
280 / 262 lb-ft of torque

Engine Output

295 hp / 263 lb-ft of torque

Seating Capacity

152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
62.0 inches

Front Shoulder Room

59.0 inches

Are you searching for a new 3-row SUV with superior performance, comfort, and style for your family in Danbury? If so, the 2021 Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander are likely on your list of potential vehicles. Honda of Danbury believes the 2021 Honda Pilot is a better overall value. Find out why here in this 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison, and then contact us to go for a test drive in a new Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Engine Performance Specs

When choosing between the Honda Pilot or Highlander for your family, you’ll find that they both have similar engine performance. The 2021 Toyota Highlander does have a slight edge over the Pilot, but is it worth paying an extra $2500? Here is the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander base trim performance specs:

2021 Honda Pilot LX

  • 3.5L V6 engine 
  • 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque 
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

2021 Toyota Highlander L:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Pricing

If you’re like most other Brookfield drivers, price is a top priority when choosing a new SUV. Fortunately, the Honda Pilot is significantly less than the Toyota Highlander. Compare their pricing details below:

  • 2021 Toyota Highlander: The Highlander has a starting MSRP of $35,085 for the base level L configuration. It also comes in the LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum trims.
  • 2021 Honda Pilot: The Pilot starts at an MSRP of only $32,550* for the base LX configuration. The Pilot also has more trim levels to choose from than the Toyota Highlander, so you get more opportunities to customize it with the features you need for your Bethel drives. The Honda Pilot configurations are the LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L w/ Navi & RES, Touring 7- & the gorgeous 8-Passenger, Elite, and Black Edition.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

You are probably fully aware that every inch of cabin space matters to you and your family on those long drives to New Fairfield or beyond. The Honda Pilot provides you and your passengers more room to stretch out with a remarkable 152.9 cubic feet of total passenger space. Compare the cabin dimensions of these two rivals to see if the Honda Pilot or Highlander is a better match for your needs. 

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Front Shoulder Room: 62.0 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row): 40.9 inches / 38.4 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row): 40.9 inches / 39.5 inches

2021 Toyota Highlander 

  • Passenger Volume: 141.3 cubic feet
  • Front Shoulder Room: 59.0 inches
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row): 42.0 inches / 41.0 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row): 38.4 inches / 37.1 inches

Discover the 2021Honda Pilot at Honda of Danbury 

Now that you’ve learned more about the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new Honda Pilot? Our friendly sales team will help you find the proper Honda Pilot trim for your lifestyle and budget, and then our finance team will help you get the best price and interest rate on your loan. You can apply for financing from the comfort of your home to get the process started. Contact us today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

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