2020 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

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When it comes to looking for your next car to take on Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and Tustin, CA, research and comparisons are crucial parts of the process toward finding the right car for you. Here at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine, we know how important this part is, which is why we’ve created this breakdown for two popular SUV models on the market: the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs. the Honda Pilot.

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Pilot vs Highlander Engine Specs

The 2020 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander each come equipped with respective 3.5L V6 engines. Each engine is capable of surpassing the 275 horsepower range. The Pilot engine, however, comes with the Variable Cylinder Management™ system, which helps improve the overall fuel efficiency of the SUV. It works by reducing the use of half the cylinders during routine performance to help cut the fuel consumption. The Highlander doesn’t offer this feature with its engine.

Cabin Dimensions & Cargo Space

These SUVs each offer spacious cabins for their respective 7 to 8 passengers. Each SUV includes three rows of seating. However, the Pilot is a little more spacious for its rear passengers with 40.2 inches of middle row headroom and 38.9 inches of third row headroom. The Highlander only offers 39.4 inches in the middle and 36.1 inches in the rear.

Each vehicle offers plenty of cargo space. However, the Pilot has 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row while the Highlander only has 16 cubic feet. Each SUV’s cargo space can expand to over 83 cubic feet by folding down the last two rows.

Media & Technology Features

While each SUV comes with respective dashboard-mounted displays, the Pilot offers a 7-speaker sound system while the Highlander only offers 6 speakers. Both SUVs have USB/auxiliary inputs, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, and of course, AM/FM radios.

Each SUV even includes driver-assisting technologies. The Pilot features Honda Sensing® while the Highlander includes Toyota Safety Sense™ P. These systems use features that work with exterior-mounted sensors that can measure the speed of the vehicle and its rate of approach to the object or vehicle ahead.

These vehicles include similar features for collision mitigation, lane-keeping, and even cruise control systems that can adapt to the flow of traffic and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. The Honda Pilot, however, comes with the Road Departure Mitigation System. This feature will cause the steering wheel to vibrate while providing you with a warning when you begin to veer out of your lane or off of the road.

Schedule a Test Drive!

As you can see from our breakdown of the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, both SUVs are a great choice for exploring all around Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and Tustin, CA. For more information or to schedule your test drive, call our team or stop by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine today! We’re always here and ready to help drivers find the vehicle that’s right for you and your experiences on the road!

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