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2022 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $39,060 to $50,620
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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $38,735 to $50,640
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 82.1 - 83.8 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 280 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Honda Pilot, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda Pilot, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Honda Pilot does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Honda Pilot has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda Pilot as you will in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.