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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander

$32,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$34,810 MSRP

Advanced Rear Entertainment System

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CabinControl® Remote Compatibility

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CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

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152.9 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

141.3 Cubic Feet
109.0 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space

84.3 Cubic Feet

We’ve compared the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander to help you decide between two of the country’s most popular 3-row crossover SUVs. You’ll find each model offering V6 power as standard for a commanding drive, but dig a little deeper and it’s clear why you might prefer the Honda.

Compare them on:

  • Trim Levels and Starting Prices
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Features

Pilot vs. Highlander: Trim Levels and Starting Prices

The Honda Pilot provides added freedom of choice with seven available trims (LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition) to the Toyota Highlander’s six (L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum). It also starts considerably lower:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX FWD: Priced at $32,250 MSRP*
  • 2021 Toyota Highlander L FWD: Priced at $34,810 MSRP

Pilot vs. Highlander: Interior Dimensions

Both the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Toyota Highlander offer three rows of seating to take up to eight as standard or seven with available 2nd row Captain’s Chairs, but check out interior dimensions and you’ll notice the Honda delivers more space for passengers and cargo alike.

  • Passenger Volume: Up to 152.9 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 141.3 in the Toyota.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row: Up to 18.5 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 16.0 in the Toyota.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 55.9 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 48.4 in the Toyota.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: Up to 109.0 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 84.3 in the Toyota.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Features

The latest onboard features can improve with everything from on-the-go connectivity to everyday convenience, and several of the industry’s most cutting-edge amenities are available with the Honda Pilot but not the Toyota Highlander, including:

  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System (RES): Plays on a 10.2-inch High-Resolution Screen from a Blu-Ray™ Player and Built-In Streaming Apps.
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System: Removes the need to raise your voice by picking up what you say on a dash-mounted microphone and directing it through the rear speakers.

The 2021 Honda Pilot is a 3-Row Crossover SUV You Need to Experience Firsthand

Our North Hollywood, CA team can help you decide on the perfect vehicle and trim level to meet your needs. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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