Let’s face it: now more than ever, the midsized family SUV or crossover is the preferred method of transportation for families. If you find yourself looking for a vehicle in this category, you may be looking at the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Luckily, these are two great options from well-respected manufacturers.
If you’re trying to make the final decision between the two, we’re here to help at Serra Honda O’Fallon. We’ve compared the 2018 Pilot and 2018 Highlander side by side in order to give you a better idea of the advantages of each in a couple of key categories.
Pilot versus Highlander: Who’s Got More Space?
At first glance, both the 2018 Pilot and Highlander appear to stack up equally well with each other in the interior roominess department. Upon closer inspection, however, the 2018 Pilot clearly holds the advantage.
Pilot offers more total passenger volume (152.9 cu. ft. vs. 144.9 cu. ft.) which translates into more overall room for second row passengers and more legroom and headroom in the third row. Plus, as far as cargo space is concerned, the 2018 Pilot also bests the 2018 Highlander (16.5 cu. ft. vs. 13.8 cu. ft.).
Pilot versus Highlander: Who’s Got Better/More Technology?
Once again, at first glance, both the 2018 Pilot and 2018 Highlander would appear to match up equally well in the technology category. And, once again, when you look closer, the Pilot comes out on top. Each comes with a standard advanced suite of safety technology (Toyota’s Safety Sense P and Honda’s Sensing Package). Each also offers Bluetooth* connectivity, touchscreen system, and a host of other infotainment options. So, what’s the problem?
The Pilot comes with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features which allow easy integration of your favorite smartphone apps onto the touchscreen. The Toyota Highlander? Nope. Not on any trim level. Those two glaring omissions put the 2018 Pilot on top in the tech category.
Pilot versus Highlander: Who Comes Out On Top?
While we only covered two areas of each vehicle, for many shoppers with families, these are the two most important. In most other areas, the 2018 Pilot and 2018 Highlander essentially match up well. The clear advantage, however, that the Pilot enjoys in the interior and technology categories make it the clear winner when it comes to the ultimate value in family transportation.
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Serra Honda O’Fallon
If you’d like to learn more about all the advantages the Pilot has over the Highlander, just stop by Serra Honda O’Fallon and let one of our knowledgeable product specialists give you all the information you need. Sure, we’re a little biased toward the Pilot at our dealership, but once you take a look at all the facts, you’ll agree that the Pilot is the best value for you and your family.
All comparisons based on published documentation of comparably equipped models.
*Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Mitsubishi is under license. A compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phone must first be paired. Phone performance depends on software, coverage and carrier.