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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Honda Pilot positioned next to each other in daytime comparison shots

The search for the perfect sport utility vehicle to fit your needs can be daunting, especially when there are so many that claim to offer the best that the market has to offer. We all know that this can’t be the case with all models, but two in particular – the 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Honda Pilot – have certainly made a persuasive claim to the SUV throne. As representatives of the legendary Toyota – Honda rivalry, it makes sense that these two counterparts have plenty to bring to the fold. Our question is, which one is right for your situation?

Colonial Toyota is dedicated to making your car buying experience comfortable and informative, so we invite you to pull up a chair, sip on some of your morning coffee and take a look at what the Highlander and Pilot have going for them. With this information in mind, it’ll be easier to make a final purchasing decision!

2018 Highlander


2018 Pilot

$31,030 Starting MSRP $30,900
3.5-liter V6 / 295 horsepower Largest Available Engine / Horsepower 3.5-liter V6 / 280 horsepower
83.7 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 83.9 cubic feet
Up to 5,000 pounds Tow Rating 1,500 pounds

Get the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Milford CT

No matter how you shake it, the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Milford CT and 2018 Honda Pilot are more than worthy competition for each other. With roughly equivalent fuel economy, interior space and passenger capacity, you can rest assured that your life will be expertly accommodated with either SUV. However, there are definite ways in which the Highlander comes out on top. For starters, with its available 3.5-liter engine you can expect much more in the way of towing capacity, and high interior tech savviness (complete with five USB ports and wireless charging) ensures your continued connectivity and enjoyment. Plus, the Highlander’s class-leading Direct Shift 8AT automatic transmission gives you a smoother, more responsive feel than most other competition (including the Pilot) is able to provide. Combine this with a 5-Star NHTSA Overall Safety Rating, and the Highlander is a clear favorite in just about every debate.

Because of what’s been mentioned above we don’t blame you one bit for wanting to get inside the 2018 Toyota Highlander today. In fact, we encourage it; contact our Colonial Toyota sales team at your earliest convenience to schedule a test drive at the date and time that works best with your busy schedule! We’re happy to show you all that makes this SUV a champion of the entire automotive market.