2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

When comparing the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander, Franklin-area drivers will find that the Pilot offers stronger performance and more cargo space than the Highlander. Explore the fuel efficiency, towing capability, and cargo capacity of these two family-friendly SUVs in this Pilot vs. Highlander comparison from All-Star Honda.

2019 Honda Pilot


2019 Toyota Highlander
8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
280-hp 3.5-liter V6


185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
83.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.7 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

13.8 cubic feet

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency 

Kenosha drivers want their SUV to be both powerful and efficient, and the Honda Pilot delivers on both fronts:

  • Toyota Highlander: The 2019 Toyota Highlander comes with a 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 184 lb-ft of torque. A V6 is available on the LE V6 model, but it costs more than the base level Honda Pilot LX. As for fuel economy, the Highlander earns 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. 
  • Honda Pilot: The 2019 Honda Pilot is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, and earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city* and 27 mpg highway*. 

2019 Honda Pilot Lakeside

Pilot or Highlander: Towing & Payload 

A midsize SUV should offer strong towing and payload capacities, and the Honda Pilot outperforms the Toyota Highlander in both categories:

2019 Toyota Highlander

  • Payload Capacity: 1,486 to 1,602 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 1,500 pounds

2019 Honda Pilot

  • Payload Capacity: 1,420 to 1,625 pounds
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 3,500 pounds with 2WD, and up to 5,000 pounds with AWD

If you’re planning on hauling a travel trailer or boat out to Lakeshore State Park, the Honda Pilot is the better choice.

2019 Honda Pilot Parked

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space 

With the Toyota Highlander, you’ll get a maximum cargo capacity of 83.7 cubic feet, while the Honda Pilot offers 83.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. There’s 13.8 cubic feet available behind the rear seats in the Highlander, but the 16.5 cubic feet in the Pilot provides more space to carry sports gear to Hillside Park.

Both the Highlander and Pilot can seat up to eight, but the 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Pilot provides more room to stretch out than the 144.9 cubic feet of the Highlander.

2019 Honda Pilot Seating

Test Drive a New Honda Pilot at All-Star Honda

Whether you’re cruising around town in West Allis or heading out to enjoy one of the local outdoor summer festivals, a new Honda Pilot is a great choice. Browse our new Pilot inventory online, and once you’ve found the model that will best suit your needs, schedule a test drive with us today. Don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials and current offers and incentives. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact us.

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*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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