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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota

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$32,250 to $49,920
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$34,600 to $48,800
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $31,589 to $44,555
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 27 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Honda Pilot, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Pilot offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda Pilot or the Toyota Highlander, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Pilot will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Highlander.

Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Toyota Highlander, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Pilot takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander.

With similar torque, the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda Pilot will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda Pilot has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda Pilot as you will in the Toyota Highlander.

The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.