2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Toyota Highlander


2021 Honda Pilot

Starting MSRP

3.5L V6 Engine


3.5L V6 Engine
21 MPG City/29 MPG Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 MPG City/27 MPG Highway
295 HP


280 HP

Hybrid Configurations?

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+)

Safety System

Honda Sensing®

Shopping for the ideal midsize SUV near Oklahoma City? You have a wide range of options in this competitive segment. Two of the most popular options are the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot. While both of these fan-favorites have a lot to offer Edmond drivers, only one can earn its place in your driveway. So, which will it be? Post Oak Toyota compares the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander in a head-to-head matchup to see which one reigns supreme. We think you will be impressed with what the latest Highlander brings to the table. 

Highlander vs. Pilot: Cost and Amenities

Price is a top concern for many drivers around Shawnee. You will likely notice that the Highlander has the higher starting price, but it also comes with the added benefit of more standard features and the all-new Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) suite. Compare each SUV’s standout features below: 

  • The Highlander– $34,810: Offers 5 USB ports, three-zone climate control, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), a Smart Key System, and much more on its base Highlander L trim. 
  • The Honda Pilot – $32,250: Upgrades are required to enjoy similar amenities. 

Keep in mind that we offer a number of new vehicle specials, so the Highlander of your dreams may be much more affordable than you initially thought. 

Highlander vs. Pilot: Performance

Performance is often the next top area of concern when car shopping. Those who opt for the Toyota Highlander will enjoy a more powerful engine and better fuel economy. 

  • Engine: A V6 engine is found on both models, but the engine under the hood of the Highlander is more robust. 
  • MPG Ratings: Fuel economy figures for the Highlander are 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway. The Honda Pilot falls a bit short, earning 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

What’s more? The Highlander is also available as a hybrid! 

See the Highlander in Person Today

We have now compared the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, and it’s clear that the Highlander is the better buy. To get behind the wheel for a test drive in Midwest City, contact Post Oak Toyota or stop by in person. 


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