Black 2020 Honda Pilot EX

2020 Honda Pilot

Gray 2019 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander*

2020 Honda Pilot


2020 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP

3.5L V6

Standard Engine

3.5L V6
5,000 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
152.9 cubic feet

Max. Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet

Max. Seating

Honda Sensing®

Safety Suite

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

If you’re shopping in Aurora for a new SUV, there’s a good change you have had the matchup of the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander playing in your head. Choosing either the Pilot or Highlander would make your Chicago drives all the more easy and fun. Valley Honda compares the two vehicles in performance below so you can see how they stack up!

2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Engines and Performance

A great SUV gives Naperville drivers smooth performance without guzzling too much gas. Choose the Pilot or Highlander and get an impressive 3.5L V6 Engine with the following specs:

  • Honda Pilot Engine: The V6 engine of the Pilot also delivers plenty of power, with 280 hp with 262 lb-ft of torque. But where this engine really shines is in the fuel economy department, with 19/27 mpg city/highway^ on its 6-speed automatic transmission FWD powertrain and 20/27 mpg city/highway^ when you upgrade to 9-speed automatic transmission.
  • Toyota Highlander Engine: The V6 engine on the Highlander delivers 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can expect an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway and a max 17.9-gallon fuel tank. 

With their powerful engines, both of these SUVs max out towing at 5,000 pounds. With the Honda Pilot, you’ll also get better highway gas mileage.

2020 Honda Pilot Touring

2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Perks

Oswego drivers don’t just choose SUVs for their performance capabilities. They also want a versatile cabin that comforts both driver and passenger. Let’s look at two deciding factors: cargo space and passenger volume.

2020 Honda Pilot Interior 

  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 16.5 cubic feet with the seats up and 83.9 cubic feet with the seats down
  • Passenger Volume: 153 cubic feet

2020 Toyota Highlander Interior

  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 16.0 cubic feet with the seats up and 84.3 cubic feet with the seats down 
  • Passenger Volume: 141 cubic feet

As you can see, while the cargo volume on these vehicles is virtually identical, the 2020 Honda Pilot provides much more room for your passengers on those long drives.

2020 Honda Pilot Elite

Buy or Lease the 2020 Honda Pilot with Valley Honda!

So, should you choose the Pilot or Highlander? That’s ultimately up to any particular Aurora driver’s needs, but it’s clear that the new Pilot offers more space and better performance specs, all for a lower starting price. You can find popular Pilot trims, like the EX and EX-L, at Valley Honda, where our finance center is ready to help with buying and leasing options. For more info on the Pilot or any of our other vehicles, contact us today!

*2019 Model Image Shown

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices

^Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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