2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Toyota Highlander


2021 Honda Pilot
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®

You want an SUV with innovative safety systems, the latest in-cabin entertainment, and the right combination of power and efficiency. So, should you go with the 2021 Toyota Highlander or the 2021 Honda Pilot? Both models have a lot to offer, but only one is a perfect match for your needs in Reading. Compare the new Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot below with Woburn Toyota to find out which SUV is right for you!

Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Price & Features

For many Burlington car-buyers, great value is paramount. So, which SUV delivers more features and better performance for your money? It’s worth noting that while the Highlander base price is slightly higher than the Pilot base price, the newly redesigned Highlander comes standard with more of the features you rely on each day. Take a moment to compare the Highlander vs. Pilot starting price and key standard features:

  • The Highlander– $35,085*: 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: Access to the above features requires a trim upgrade.

Plusl, keep in mind that there are lots of ways to pay a lower Highlander price — starting with our exclusive new vehicle specials! Even after you drive off the lot at Woburn Toyota, you’ll continue to enjoy benefits like parts specials, service specials, and more.

Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot: Performance

If you look first to driving dynamics when choosing a vehicle, then you’ll want to compare the Highlander vs. Pilot engines. Likewise, drivers hoping to save at the gas pump should take a look at the fuel efficiency specs for both models. The good news? The Highlander makes your choice easy, offering higher engine power and better fuel economy than the Pilot. See the specs below:

  • Highlander vs. Pilot Engine: Both SUVs sport a 3.6L V6 engine, but the Toyota Highlander outdoes the Pilot with higher horsepower and a more efficient performance.
  • Highlander vs. Pilot Transmission: The powerful 295-hp Highlander engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for ultra-smooth shifts. Compare that to 280 horses generated by the Pilot engine.
  • Highlander vs. Pilot Efficiency: Earning an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG, the Highlander will save you time and money fueling up in Stoneham. Compare that to the Honda Pilot, which earns 19 city/27 highway MPG.

If you’re looking to make the switch to electric power, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers all the features you love — with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain that generates up to an EPA-estimated 36 city/35 highway MPG.

Test Drive the Toyota Highlander Today in Woburn

If you’d like to explore the 2021 Highlander configurations up close, just stop by our dealership near Malden — we’re happy to help you choose the right trim and answer your questions about the car-buying process! To get started from home, you can use our online buying tools to apply for financing, value your trade-in, and estimate your monthly auto payments. Contact us today to learn more about the Toyota Highlander colors and more!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon Hv, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), 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 and may be subject to change at any time. 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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