2019 Honda Pilot Blue

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander*

2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Toyota Highlander
3.5L V6 engine

Base Engine

2.7L 4-cylinder engine
280 hp


185 hp
262 lb-ft


184 lb-ft
83.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space

83.7 cubic feet
1,625 lbs

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds


If you’re looking for an 8-passenger SUV to enhance your Warwick commutes, the 2019 Toyota Highlander isn’t your only option. The 2019 Honda Pilot has raised the stakes in the SUV segment. With more power and more available space, the Pilot has what you need in a family-friendly SUV. Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander with us at Middletown Honda to find the one that’s right for you.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Performance Specs

The specs of both the new Pilot and Highlander differ quite a bit. Depending on what you’re looking for, one of these models will have what you need. If you’re in need of more power and a good fuel economy rating, the Pilot is the model to look into. Here’s what each model has to offer:

  • Honda Pilot:
    • 280 hp, 3.5L V6 engine
    • 6-speed automatic transmission
    • 19 city/27 highway mpg**
  • Toyota Highlander:
    • 185-hp, 2,7L 4-cylinder engine
    • 20 city/24 highway mpg
    • Optional V6 engine (only on LE trim)
Blue Honda Pilot parked in front of a lake with a roof rack and canoe on top of it

Pilot vs. Highlander: Towing & Payload

Both the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot offer capable towing and payload capacities, however, the Pilot SUV pulls out ahead in the races as the stronger option. While the Highlander can tow up to 1,500 pounds, with the optional trailer hitch added on, the Pilot can tow up to 1,625 pounds. If you upgrade the Pilot to AWD, the towing capacity reaches up to 3,500 pounds.
Red Honda Pilot driving down a highway

Pilot vs. Highlander: Interior Dimensions

When having extra space for your passengers and all of your cargo isn’t even a question on whether to splurge or not, check into the Pilot. The Honda SUV interior provides the extra space you need without adding to the affordable price. Between the Highlander and Pilot, you’ll find more space in the latter. These are the interior dimensions for both models:

  • Honda Pilot:
    • 83.9 cu ft of cargo space
    • 16.5 cu ft behind rear seats
    • 152.9 cu ft passenger volume
    • 57.6 inches of third-row passenger shoulder space
  • Toyota Highlander:
    • 83.7 cu ft of cargo space
    • 13.8 cu ft behind rear seats
    • 144.9 cu ft passenger volume
    • 55 inches of third-row passenger shoulder space
Man loading trunk of white Honda Pilot

Test Drive the Pilot at Middletown Honda

After comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, you’ll notice the stronger capabilities and spaciousness of the Pilot set it ahead of the rest. Explore the new Pilot, Pilot trim levels and colors, or compare last year’s model to the competition at Middletown Honda today. Contact us to schedule a test drive or to ask any questions.

*Based on 2019 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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