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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP


Seating Capacity

3.5L V6


3.5L V6
280 / 262 lb-ft of torque

Engine Output

295 hp / 263 lb-ft of torque
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
62.0 inches

Front Shoulder Room

59.0 inches


If you’re someone with a growing family or someone who just needs more space for their weekend destinations, then you’re probably familiar with the Honda Pilot. But, how does the Honda Pilot stack up against other SUVs in its class like the Toyota Highlander. To help you see how the Honda Pilot outperforms the competition, Jack Hanania's Coconut Point Honda is comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander. After reading our comparison, feel free to make the drive from Cape Coral to our dealership to explore the Honda Pilot for yourself.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Starting Price

For many Fort Myers car-shoppers, price is a first priority. One of the advantages the Honda Pilot has over the Toyota Highlander is the lower starting price. Here are the differences in price between the two vehicles:

2021 Honda Pilot: 

  • LX: $32,550 MSRP*
  • EX: $35,230 MSRP*
  • EX-L: $38,660 MSRP*
  • Special Edition: $39,260 MSRP*
  • Touring: $43,220 MSRP*
  • Elite: $48,720 MSRP*
  • Black Edition: $50,220 MSRP*

2021 Toyota Highlander: 

  • L: $34,910 MSRP
  • LE: $37,110 MSRP
  • XLE: $39,910 MSRP
  • XSE: $41,505 MSRP
  • Limited: $43,865 MSRP
  • Platinum: $47,065 MSRP

As you can see, the Honda Pilot has the lower starting price and even offers one extra trim option. Visit our finance center at Jack Hanania's Coconut Point Honda to explore your buying and leasing options and get the trim you want with confidence.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

For those long Naples drives, you need all the legroom you can get. To see which vehicle gives you and your passengers more room to stretch out, here are the interior dimensions of the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander:

2021 Honda Pilot:

  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row): 40.9 inches / 38.4 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row): 40.9 inches / 39.5 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 62.0 inches

2021 Toyota Highlander: 

  • Passenger Volume: 141.3 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row):42.0 inches / 41.0 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row): 38.4 inches / 37.1 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 59.0 inches

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Performance Specs

When it comes down to performance, the race is pretty tight. To see what you can expect from each of these vehicles on the Estero roads, here are the performance highlights of each:

2021 Honda Pilot LX:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 280 horsepower
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

2021 Toyota Highlander L:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 295 horsepower
  • 263 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

You get a little bit more power with the Highlander, but is it enough to justify the extra $2,000 more on the starting price? The choice is up to you. Visit Jack Hanania's Coconut Point Honda to explore our Honda Pilot inventory and see for yourself why others in its class can’t compete.

Choose the Honda Pilot at Jack Hanania's Coconut Point Honda

Contact us to experience everything the Honda Pilot has to offer for yourself, and set up a test drive. Plus, see how much you can save when you take advantage of our ongoing new vehicle specials.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

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