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  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Blue Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

Burgundy Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

280-hp 3.5-liter V6


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

Maximum Towing Capactiy

1,500 lbs
8 passengers

Maximum Seating Capacity

8 passengers
83.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

83.7 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Dedicated Cargo Space

13.8 cubic feet

On the hunt for an 8 passenger SUV and stuck between the Pilot or Highlander? While both the 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Toyota Highlander may have additional seating for a growing family, only the Pilot delivers the performance specs and cargo space to keep up with your busy life in Carlsbad. Learn more about how these two SUVs match up in our head-to-head comparison of the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below.

Interior Space

While you can find seating for 8 on both the Pilot or the Highlander, the Pilot provides more space for your passengers and their things. Loved ones can relax in the 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space of the Pilot, while the Highlander tops out at 144.9 cubic feet. You can also load your Pilot for Vista errands or road trips from Poway thanks to the 16.5 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and maximum cargo space of 83.9 cubic feet. The Highlander only offers 13.8 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and a maximum cargo space 83.7.

Performance Specs

Choosing between the Pilot or Highlander becomes easier once you compare their performance specs and fuel economy. The Pilot offers more power and better highway fuel economy for your family trips from Poway.

2019 Honda Pilot

  • Features a 3.5-liter V6 engine
  • Offers a maximum 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Features EPA-estimated 19 mpg city* and 27 mpg highway* on the 2WD LX model with 6-speed automatic transmission

2019 Toyota Highlander

  • Offers a 185-hp 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
  • Achieves a maximum 184 lb-ft of torque
  • Reaches up to 20 mpg city and only 24 mpg highway

Even with the more powerful engine the Highlander still can’t offer the same highway fuel economy as the Pilot.

Towing Capacity

If you plan on trailering a camper or boat for weekend fun, the Pilot has the power you are looking for with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs for AWD models and 3,500 lbs for 2WD models. The Highlander can’t handle as much with its maximum 1,500 lbs towing capacity. Drivers can also find a payload of 1,420 to 1,625 lbs on the Pilot and 1,486 to 1,602 lbs on the Highlander.

Put the Pilot to the Test at Honda of Escondido

Ready to tour the new Honda Pilot in person? Head on over to Honda of Escondido in Escondido! We can show you the Honda Pilot safety features and technologies, the Honda Pilot trim level differences, and let you take it for a test drive.

*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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Honda of Escondido

1700 Auto Park Way Escondido, CA

Phone: (855) 520-7969,-117.1107557,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dbf4ec216495fd:0x1248165d5860e740!8m2!3d33.1171929!4d-117.1089237


Phone: (855) 572-8996

1700 Auto Park Way Escondido, CA


Phone: (855) 520-7969

1700 Auto Park Way Escondido, CA


Phone: (855) 520-7971

1700 Auto Park Way Escondido, CA
33.1174503 -117.1086885
Honda of Escondido 33.1174503, -117.1086885.