2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Toyota Highlander

Three row SUVs are a solid option for large families. However, if you’re shopping in this category, there are a few features you’ll want to keep an eye out for. That’s why Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake has taken the time to compare the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Find out today which model is lacking in base trim performance and interior volume before you sign on the dotted line.

Choose the Perfect SUV

Driving in the Elgin area can be stressful, and that’s why you’ll want an SUV that can handle anything you throw at it. Cargo and passenger volume are important, as they determine how much you can carry, as well as the comfort of your passengers. The 2017 Honda Pilot offers more room than the 2017 Toyota Highlander in the following areas:

  • Cargo Volume with All Seats Up
  • Maximum Cargo Volume
  • Passenger Volume
  • Second and Third Row Headroom
  • First and Second Row Hiproom
  • First, Second, and Third Row Shoulder Room
2017 Honda Pilot parked at the beach

As you can see, the Pilot offers more opportunities for your passengers to relax and enjoy the ride, and you’ll be able to carry more cargo no matter how many people are riding with you. Of course, all that capacity would mean nothing if you didn’t have a powerful engine to back it up. Let’s see how these two power plants compare:

  • The 2017 Honda Pilot LX features a 3.5L V6 engine that puts out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2017 Toyota Highlander LE starts with a 2.7L four-cylinder engine that delivers just 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

This big difference in power affects the Pilot and Highlander’s capability as well. While the Pilot LX can tow up to 3,500 lbs when properly equipped, the Highlander LE with a four-cylinder engine can only manage 1,500 lbs. Planning to haul a small boat or trailer behind your vehicle? Choose the SUV that can get the job done.

2017 Honda Pilot interior

Visit Elgin’s Honda Headquarters

If more capacity, capability, and performance are on your list, the Pilot is the stronger choice. At Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, we stock a wide range of 2017 Pilot models, so be sure to apply for financing before you arrive to secure quick preapproval. You can even schedule a test drive online to make sure the Pilot offers enough excitement and capable tech for you and your family.

*Based on 2017 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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Brilliance Honda
680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States
(815) 459-6400
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