Honda Pilot remains unchanged for 2019 it has minimal changes in the interior which make it more subtle and sophisticated. Honda is one of the best-selling mid-size SUVs. 2019 line-up has an addition of black edition trim with standard all-wheel-drive, and red-interior accents.
Toyota features responsive handling, more practicality, excellent style, and designs. It features eccentric designs, advanced high-tech, better cargo capacity, decent fuel economy, and one of the strong SUVs in the segment. 2019 Highlander offers V6 and hybrid power train which offers more reliability and practicality.
Both SUVs share the same engine specifications i.e. The Highlander have a V6 engine that makes 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid engine features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an eight-speed transmission and has 243 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque and decent fuel economy.
The pilot comes with the 3.5-liter V6 engine with the nine-speed automatic transmission and went 0-60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. The LX, EX and EX-L models have a nine-speed automatic transmission, standard front-wheel-drive, and paddle shifters available on Touring and Elite models.
Honda Pilot delivers a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined with front-wheel-drive and with all-wheel-drive 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22mpg combined.
Highlander comes with a fuel economy of 21 mpg in city and 29mpg on the highway and with front-wheel-drive; it has a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
Highlander delivers a smooth ride with accurate steering wheels, adaptive transmission, and active driving dynamics. The hybrid power train has CVT which is more fuel-efficient, quick acceleration, and delivers high-end performance.
The pilot comes with active suspension which makes it run on paved surfaces smoothly and responsive handling. It has a sharp quality ride, 20-inch large wheels, and fuel-efficient vehicle. Honda Pilot has active driving dynamics that quickly change the lane and delivers a comfortable ride.
2019 Honda Pilot is more functional, spacious, comfortable seating, and driver-centric features with standard features. The upper trim model has two captain chairs in the middle-row, cushioned seats, space for 16 cup holders, larger windows, and unobtrusive roof pillars. The pilot features excellent cargo capacity, passenger seating of eight passengers.
Highlander has a roomier interior, leather upholstery, spacious storage with more standard features. It has a passenger capacity of seven passengers, an improved cabin, refined features, enough cargo area in the third-row, four carry-on suitcases.
The Honda Pilot interior is available in two different colors such as Black and Gray. Highlander interior offers black fabric and Graphite Fabric.
2019 Honda Pilot offers a set of colors in exteriors i.e. Steel Sapphire Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Black Forest Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Deep Scarlet Pearl and Platinum White Pearl.
Highlander features six different exterior colors such as Magnetic gray metallic, blizzard pearl, celestial silver metallic, midnight black metallic, opulent amber, and blueprint.
Highlander has two infotainment systems based on the trim levels base trim features 8.0-inch and upper trims have a 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment system with standard Apple car play, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa capability, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM satellite radio, and 11-speaker JBL audio system.
Honda Pilot has an obsolete 5.0-inch touch screen infotainment system in the base trims. The upper trims have an 8.0-inch touch screen system with Apple car play, Android Auto capability, integrated navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Honda Pilot is available in five different trim levels
Black Edition: $50,175
Highlander features seven different trims
LE Hybrid: $39,320
XLE Hybrid: $42,120
Limited Hybrid: $46,170
2019 Toyota Highlander offers adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps.
2019 Honda Pilot has five-star ratings from NHTSA which has been retained by driver-assistance features such as forward-collision alert, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist.