Comparing the Competition: 2021 Pilot vs Highlander

October 26th, 2020 by

What Makes the Honda Pilot a Standout Choice?

Shopping for a new mid-size family SUV is filled with research and decisions. Browsing the key differences across various makes and models is another key research element, which is why we’re addressing a popular comparison today! The Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are often compared, and we’re here to run through various categories where the Pilot outshines the Highlander. Let’s jump into it!

Available Standard Features

The 2021 Pilot has numerous standard safety features, and some aren’t available on Highlander. Between the Pilot AWD Touring and the 2020 Highlander Limited AWD, the Pilot has the following standard features that you won’t find on the other. These include rear entertainment system, road departure mitigation system, heated second-row seats, and more! Also, the Pilot offers an overall higher quality driving experience. While the Toyota Highlander has many trim levels to choose from, the Honda Pilot offers quality over quantity with five impressive trims.

How much passenger space is offered in the Honda Pilot?

The 2021 AWD Touring Pilot offers 151.7 cu ft of passenger space compared to only 139.1 cu ft of passenger space in the Highlander Limited AWD. Drive more comfortably on road trips or crowded carpool rides with the Pilot.

Which mid-size SUV offers more legroom on the third row?

The Honda Pilot wins this category as well. The Pilot AWD Touring offers 31.9 inches of space while the Highlander Limited AWD offers 27.7 inches. Visit our Hendrick Honda Charlotte dealership to see the 2021 Pilot in person.

Pilot vs. Highlander Entertainment

In terms of entertainment, safety, and overall performance, the Pilot wins. The 2021 Honda Pilot offers an array of futuristic features that make it a great choice for the whole family. With an available rear DVD or Blu-ray Rear Entertainment System, your Pilot is sure to keep the kids happy and entertained. Anyone with kids knows the importance of having a quality entertainment system. Visit our dealership today so that you can sit in the backseat to experience the magic of quality on-the-road entertainment!

Additionally, there is easy 3rd-row seating access with the simple push of a button. This is a feature that’s standard on the EX trim and above, and we’re confident you won’t have the same easy experience with the Highlander. The 2021 Honda Pilot’s features do not stop there. The midsize SUV also offers Rear Seat Temperature Control, a Panoramic Roof, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, and more!

Who’s the Winner? Honda Pilot!

As you can see, the Honda Pilot offers not only more, but also better features on the 2021 model. When compared to the Toyota Highlander, the Pilot performs smarter and better creating a better overall experience for drivers and all passengers. Your family will certainly enjoy many adventures in this mid-size SUV for numerous years to come.

Hendrick Honda in Charlotte invites you to our dealership today! Shop our extensive Honda Pilot online inventory, and consider moving through the pre-approval process before arriving at our dealership to save you time while you’re here. This way, you’ll spend more time learning about your Pilot’s features! Please contact our friendly sales team with outstanding questions.