Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

Honda Pilot


When you need a sturdy vehicle to get the family around town, you may look into a 3-row SUV like the 2022 Honda Pilot or the Toyota Highlander. Each provides plenty of power and comforts for smooth sailing along the streets of Milwaukee, Greenfield, or Waukesha, WI.

Could one potentially work better for your needs? This comparison will put the two vehicles side-by-side to see how they stack up. Check it out today to learn more, and contact the team at Schlossmann Honda City with any questions!


Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Interior Features

Honda PilotBoth the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander offer standard seating for eight passengers. If you only need room for seven, an upgrade is available to second-row captain’s chairs.

To stay comfortable on any commute, you’ll find various amenities on both SUVs. These include standard tri-zone climate control systems and heated seats. While the Honda Pilot includes these heated front seats as standard, you’ll have to upgrade to get them on the Toyota model.

Available amenities on both include the following:

  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats

On the Highlander, you’ll have use of an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Pilot goes a step further, with its standard 10-way power driver’s seat that includes power lumbar support. As with the heated front seats, you’ll have to upgrade on the Highlander to enjoy this lumbar comfort.


Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Technology

A number of technology systems will also be similar across both models. A standard 8-inch touchscreen will connect to apps, like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, so that your favorite smartphone apps can be used on the go. Whether you’re looking for directions or a specific song, these apps make it simple.

For additional directions and maps, the Pilot and the Highlander have their own built-in navigation systems. The Pilot, however, offers the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. As you’re connected via satellite, you can continue receiving information in areas with spotty signal.

The Honda Pilot also offers an available Advanced Rear Entertainment System for the kids to watch Blu-Ray™ movies on longer trips. Two pairs of wireless headphones and a 10.2-inch screen will provide lots of viewing options as you handle the navigation up front. Unfortunately, the Toyota model doesn’t offer a similar entertainment system.


Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Safety

Honda PilotIn addition to providing entertainment, technology can keep passengers safe. Honda and Toyota make sure to include a well-rounded suite of features that are designed for greater driver alertness.

One shared feature is the Adaptive Cruise Control system on the Pilot and the Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system on the Highlander. Both work to provide steady speeds and safe following distances, adjusting when necessary to traffic conditions.

More similarities occur with the Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and the Toyota’s Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. Scanning for possible impacts, these systems sound off alerts or engage the brakes to prevent an accident

One difference you’ll see is with the blind-spot monitors in each model. The Honda Pilot comes standard with the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor to alert you of cars as you merge into a lane or reverse out of a spot. Unfortunately, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level on the Toyota Highlander to find this feature.


What’s Your Next 3-Row SUV: The Pilot or the Highlander?

The 2022 Honda Pilot outshines the Toyota Highlander in a few different ways. The added amenities and technology systems will ultimately provide the most comfortable drives around Milwaukee, Greenfield, or Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Ready to test drive the Pilot? Contact us to schedule an appointment or stop in today at Schlossmann Honda City!


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