2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 honda pilot vs 2018 toyota highlander

Over the years, the midsize SUV class segment has grown to be one of the most crowded and competitive classes in the entire automotive industry. Drivers love the midsize SUVs because of their combination of size but aren't too big and still offer solid fuel efficiency. With so many options, trying to just choose one can seem overwhelming! How can one sort through them all to make a decision?

That's what we're here to help with! We create these model comparison pages for the benefit of drivers so that they can see how the models in the most popular segments stack up directly with one another. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Honda Pilot and 2018 Toyota Highlander. Note that we're comparing both models' base trims, the Honda Pilot LX (with 6-speed automatic transmission) and Toyota Highlander LE (4-cylinder). We'll compare the two SUVs efficiency, performance and interior space. Let's see who comes out on top!

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2018 Honda Pilot
2018 Toyota Highlander
27 MPG Fuel Economy (Highway)* 24 MPG
280 HP Horsepower 185 HP
153 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 145 Cubic Feet
46.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded) 42.3 Cubic Feet

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As you can see, the race between the two midsize SUVs is very close! The fuel economies of the 2018 Honda Pilot and 2018 Toyota Highlander are dead even with one another, but where we see separation from the Pilot and Highlander is with all the other categories. Even though the Honda Pilot has the same efficiency, it offers substantially more horsepower than the Highlander can offer. Not only that, but the Honda Pilot offers a more spacious interior for both passengers and cargo.

If you're looking for a combination of passenger and cargo space, just look at how the 2018 Honda Pilot compares with some other models in its class, it offers more cubic feet of cargo volume than other competitive SUVs like the 2018 Toyota Highlander. You may think it's not that big of a difference, but when you're packing the up cargo space for a road trip or mover, every inch counts!

The 2018 Honda Pilot also offers numerous interior features and technologies to help make driving just a little easier! Like the standard Bluetooth compatibility so that making and answering calls while driving doesn't require you to even look at your phone! Plus, the standard primary monitor touchscreen is there to make navigating the infotainment system as simple as the swipe of a finger!

Want to learn more about the 2018 Honda Pilot? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at West County Honda for more information or to schedule a test drive today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.


front and side view of black 2018 honda pilot against white background
rear and side view of blue 2018 honda pilot against white background
front interior of 2018 honda pilot including steering wheel and infotainment system
rear cargo space of 2018 honda pilot with second and third row seats folded down