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2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Toyota Highlander Comparison

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Toyota Highlander
2020 Honda Pilot 2020 Toyota Highlander
Starting MSRP
  $31,550 $34,600
Cargo Space
  16.5-83.9 cu. ft. 16.1-73.3 cu. ft.
Roadside Assistance
  3yr./36,000 mi. 2yr./unlimited mi.

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

Serving Murfreesboro, TN

The Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are a pair of midsize SUV models manufactured by Honda and Toyota, respectively. The Honda Pilot, which was first introduced in 2002, has joined the Honda Accord and Civic models as some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. The Honda Pilot now sits in its third generation, which began with the 2017 model year. The Toyota Highlander was completely redesigned for the 2020 model year, marking the beginning of the fourth generation Toyota Highlander. Both of these models are amongst the best in the midsize SUV class, but let's take a more in-depth look at how these models differ.


Interior design is amongst the most critical factors when considering a midsize SUV model. Since families typically use midsize SUVs, it needs to have a well-built, spacious interior with plenty of cargo space. The 2020 Honda Pilot checks all of these boxes with ample space to seat up to seven or eight people, depending on whether you opt into the bench seats or captain's chairs in the second row. The interior of this model is full of premium materials, making this one of the most comfortable interiors of its class. With the third-row seats folded down, the 2020 Honda Pilot gets a maximum of 83 cubic feet of cargo space, versus 79 cubic feet in the 2020 Toyota Highlander.


The 2020 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander models perform similarly, at least on paper. The 2020 Honda Pilot comes standard with a 280-horsepower V6 engine. This is comparable to the 295-horsepower V6 engine available with the Toyota Highlander. The 2020 Toyota Highlander averages 22 combined city/highway miles per gallon. The 2020 Honda Pilot's fuel effiency estimates a combined 23 city/highway miles per gallon. That may not seem like much, but those miles will add up quickly throughout the lifetime of a car model.


When choosing between the 2020 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander models, you can be sure you're getting plenty of active safety technology regardless of which model you want. The 2020 Honda Pilot comes standard with a rearview camera, automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assistance, and more. Similarly, the 2020 Toyota Highlander comes standard with a ton of active safety technology such as adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assistance, and more. As you compare the trim levels of these two models, the list of standard and available features changes and increases accordingly. For additional information about the available safety features of the Honda Pilot, please contact our dealership.

At Honda of Murfreesboro, we are determined to get you in the car model that best suits your needs and style. For more information about the 2020 Honda Pilot please feel free to contact us today. Our Honda professionals will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns.

* MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, $1095.00 destination charge and any accessory installation costs. Dealers set own prices. MSRP shown is for a 2020 Honda Pilot LX with a starting MSRP of $31,550. Model shown is a 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L with a starting MSRP of $37,860.
** 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 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.