2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander

$32,350 MSRP*

Starting Price

$34,810 MSRP

Road Departure Mitigation System


Advanced Rear Entertainment System

Not Available

CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Not Available
109.0 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

84.3 Cubic Feet
152.9 Cubic Feet

Maximum Passenger Space

141.3 Cubic Feet

Compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander and you’ll quickly start understanding why so many drivers are bigger fans of the Pilot. It offers everything from more space to exclusive family-friendly features to come out at the top of the 3-row crossover SUV class.

See what we mean by comparing:

  • Pricing Options
  • Features
  • Interior Space

Pilot vs. Highlander: Pricing Options

The 2021 Honda Pilot and 2021 Toyota Highlander are both highly rated 3-row crossover SUVs, so drivers might be surprised at the difference in starting prices:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX FWD: Priced at $32,250 MSRP*
  • 2021 Toyota Highlander L FWD: Priced at $34,810 MSRP

The Toyota Highlander demands over $2,500 more as standard than the Honda Pilot.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Features

What makes the Toyota Highlander’s starting price even harder to stomach is its unwillingness to match the Honda Pilot on standard features. Here are just a few amenities you’ll find fitted with all Pilot trims that aren’t available at all with the Highlander:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

The Pilot also offers a wide range of available features that are similarly missing from the Highlander, including:

  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System
  • CabinControl® Remote Compatibility
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Pilot vs. Highlander: Interior Space

You can take up to eight passengers with both the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Toyota Highlander, but the Honda’s 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space makes for a more comfortable ride than the Highlander’s 141.3 cubic feet.

Think the Highlander makes up for that difference by providing more cargo space? Think again – you’ll find up to:

  • 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the Pilot’s 3rd row vs. 16.0 in the Highlander.
  • 55.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the Pilot’s 2nd row vs. 48.4 in the Highlander.
  • 109.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the Pilot’s 1st row vs. 84.3 in the Highlander.

The 2021 Toyota Highlander is Undeniably Outperformed by the 2021 Honda Pilot

Even popular models like the Toyota Highlander can’t quite live up to the Honda Pilot, and you can find the latest Pilot now alongside a diverse selection of new vehicle specials when you visit Victory Honda of Muncie. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to get in touch.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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