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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander



Seating Capacity

3.5L V6


3.5L V6
280 / 262 lb-ft of torque

Engine Output

295 hp / 263 lb-ft of torque
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
62.0 inches

Front Shoulder Room

59.0 inches

If you’re looking for a 3-row crossover in Warren, you have some choices to make. Many in Mahoning County come to us with one enticing matchup: the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander. Which is right for you? Apostolakis Honda covers what to expect on the Pilot or Highlander below, so you can make an informed decision.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Price Points & Trims

The first thing most Boardman drivers notice about their next vehicle is the price point. That’s one of the benefits of the Honda Pilot, which starts out lower and allows you to customize with a bunch of trim levels.

  • 2021 Toyota HighlanderPrice and Configurations: The base trim of the Highlander begins at $34,810 MSRP. You can upgrade to 4 other trims: the LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum.
  • 2021 Honda PilotPrice and Configurations: The Pilot starts lower, at $32,250* at the base LX trim level. The Pilot is more expansive in terms of trim options, which include 7-8 passenger configurations: the LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L, plus the Elite and Black Editions.

The perks of Honda SUVs are also reflected in their small crossovers. Check out the Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison if you’re asking yourself about the Pilot or Highlander.

Pilot or Highlander?: Engines

Youngstown drivers want an SUV because they feel great to drive. And you’ll find a V6 engine on the Pilot or Highlander, with the extra cost of the Highlander netting you a tiny gain in power.

2021 Honda Pilot LX

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

2020 Toyota Highlander L:

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

Check out the engines on the Civic vs. Corolla comparison to see how Honda excels in the sedan department.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Dimensions

Some Niles drivers are rightfully suspicious of three-row crossovers. You don’t want your passengers crammed into the back row on long road trips! This is where the extra 10+ cubic feet of total passenger volume on the Honda Pilot can come in handy:

2021 Honda Pilot

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

2021 Toyota Highlander

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

Find a 2021 Honda Pilot for Sale in Cortland

We’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a close race, but the clear advantage in the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander matchup is the Honda Pilot, with its affordability, power, and spaciousness. We’re excited to have it for Cortland and Mahoning County drivers at Apostolakis Honda! Come check out the Honda Pilot inventory today! Consult our finance center for more info on payments and then contact us today! We also have information on the 2022 Honda Pilot.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1120 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

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