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2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander


2021 Honda Pilot

Starting MSRP

3.5L V6 engine


3.5L V6 engine
21 mpg city/29 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 mpg city/27 mpg highway
295 hp


280 hp

Hybrid Configurations?

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+)

Safety System

Honda Sensing®

If you are looking for the perfect midsize SUV around Muscle Shoals, chances are that you’ve come across popular options like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. Sure, both of these SUVs certainly have their merits, but when you compare the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, you will see that one of them is more deserving of your hard-earned dollar. Greenway Toyota of the Shoals evaluates the Highlander vs. Pilot below in several key areas like price, features, performance, and fuel economy.



Highlander vs. Pilot: Features and Pricing

Price is often where many Florence car shoppers start their search. While the Toyota Highlander is priced a bit higher than the Honda Pilot, drivers will have access to more standard features. Explore the features on each entry-level model below to see why the Highlander is such a great value for Huntsville drivers:

  • The Highlander– $35,085*: Even the base trimoffers 5 USB ports, three-zone climate control, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), a Smart Key System, and much more.
  • The Honda Pilot – $32,550: To have access to similar features, an upgrade to a higher trim level is required. 

When you explore our new vehicle specials, you can save substantially on your new Highlander, making it an even smarter investment.

Highlander vs. Pilot: Performance

Performance is another top concern for new car shoppers, and in this category the Highlander really shines compared to its rival from Honda. Overall, the Toyota Highlander has more available power and a stronger towing capacity than the Honda Pilot. You will find a 3.6L engine under the hood of each SUV, but there are several perks to choosing the Highlander vs. Pilot.

  • Engine: While both vehicles come with a 3.6L V6 engine, you will enjoy better performance and fuel economy ratings behind the wheel of the Highlander. (295 hp vs. 280 hp)
  • MPG Ratings: The Highlander earns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway. The Honda Pilot falls a bit short, earning 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

Explore the Toyota Highlander in Person with Greenway Toyota of the Shoals

After comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, it is clear that the Highlander is the better buy for most Tuscumbia drivers. If you would like to see the Highlander in person, stop by Greenway Toyota of the Shoals to set up a test drive. Contact us today for more information or if you have any questions.


*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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