Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

The 2017 Honda Pilot combines elegance and luxury with a rugged and capable performance to create a one-of-a-kind experience that all drivers seem to love. It’s beautifully designed and well-equipped. Plus, families in Hialeah, Doral, and Miami love all the interior room it has.


There’s no doubt that the 2017 Honda Pilot is a great SUV, but how does it compare to similar models like the 2017 Toyota Highlander? To find out, check out this comparison provided by Braman Honda Miami.

Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander Performance

The 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota Highlander are both incredibly fuel efficient, but the Pilot offers a stronger and more capable performance. Its 3.5L V6 engine generates 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the engine has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

The Pilot also comes with the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive System and Intelligent Traction Management. These features will optimize traction and overall performance to ensure stability in a variety of road conditions.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander comes with advanced performance features, as well as two engine options. Its available V6 produces excellent power, but its standard 4-cylinder isn’t as strong. In fact, it only gets 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, the Highlander only has a standard towing capacity of 1,500 pounds—that’s 2,000 pounds less than the Pilot.

Interior Specs

In terms of interior space, the 2017 Honda Pilot has more room. It features three rows of seats and can seat up to eight people. On top of that, it has 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume so everyone can sit inside without feeling cramped. The 2017 Honda Pilot also has up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row of seats.

The Highlander has comparable cargo capacity, and it can also seat up to eight passengers. However, fitting your entire family comfortably onboard won’t be easy, especially since it only has 145 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander Technologies

The 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Toyota Highlander are both equipped with advanced features and technologies to make your life on the road easier and more convenient. This includes an innovative infotainment system filled with entertainment features.

The system in the Pilot also has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ so you can access some of your favorite mobile apps right from the vehicle’s touchscreen. The Toyota Highlander, unfortunately, doesn’t come with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.2017HondaPilotInterior

Both SUVs comes with driver-assist safety technologies, too. However, the Pilot is the only one that offers Honda LaneWatch™. This piece of technology displays an image of your right side blind spot when you activate your turn signal. This will help you see if it’s safe to change lanes.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today

The 2017 Toyota Highlander is impressive. But when it comes to standard performance, interior space, and technologies, the 2017 Honda Pilot is the better option.

If you’re in the market for a new SUV near Miami, Hialeah, and Doral, check out the 2017 Honda Pilot. It’s now available at Braman Honda Miami, so schedule your test drive today.

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