Midsize crossovers offer several benefits to the modern driver. Combining the power and utility of an SUV with the maneuverability and efficiency of a sedan, crossovers are able to provide the best of both worlds. Not to mention, most models go above and beyond in terms of style and technology.
As two of the most popular models in the segment, the 2017 Toyota Highlander and 2017 Honda Pilot have a lot to offer. Here, prospective buyers can learn about key differences and similarities between the Highlander and Pilot before getting behind the wheel and making a final decision between the two.
|2017 Toyota Highlander||VS||2017 Honda Pilot|
|3.5L V6, 295 horsepower||Base Engine||3.5L V6, 280 horsepower|
|Standard||Advanced Safety Technology||Only available on higher trims|
Both the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot are powered by 3.5-liter V6 engines, although the Highlander’s engine is able to produce more horsepower than the Pilot’s. The Highlander is also available with a hybrid powertrain--an option that is not available with the Pilot. In addition to having a hybrid option, Highlander shoppers are able to choose from six unique trim levels, while the Pilot only comes in five different trims. In terms of safety, the 2017 Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P, Toyota’s suite of advanced safety technology. The 2017 Pilot, however, only offers Honda Sensing, Honda’s advanced safety technologies, on higher trim levels. In the end, which midsize crossover SUV will you choose?
Although the 2017 Honda Pilot is an outstanding vehicle and a worthy competitor, the 2017 Toyota Highlander stands out in more ways than one. In addition to the elements mentioned above, the Highlander offers a number of additional features. It has a sleek yet strong exterior design that opens up to reveal an elegant, comfortable interior. The 2017 Highlander comes standard with a backup camera, five USB ports, Entune Audio, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, heated side mirrors, and more. On higher Highlander trims, drivers can take advantage of more advanced elements, such as three-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed and heated seats, Driver Easy Speak, Smart Key System with push button start, and more.
If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Highlander in Vacaville, CA, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Toyota Vacaville.