Comparison of 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Toyota Highlander Review

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Overview

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.

Engine

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.

EPA

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.

Performance

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.

Interior and Exterior

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.

Interior Colors

The Honda Pilot interior is available in two different colors such as Black and Gray. Highlander interior offers black fabric and Graphite Fabric.

Exterior Colors

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.

Infotainment System

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.

Trim Levels

Honda Pilot is available in five different trim levels
LX: $32,645
EX: $35,525
Touring: $43,715
Elite: $49,215
Black Edition: $50,175

Highlander features seven different trims
L: $35,720
LE: $37,920
LE Hybrid: $39,320
XLE: $40,720
XLE Hybrid: $42,120
Limited: $44,770
Limited Hybrid: $46,170

Safety Features

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.

Pros

Highlander offers hybrid power train, excellent design, and styles. Honda Pilot has comfortable seats, excellent looks, and a powerful V6 engine.

Cons

Highlander has stuffed dashboard designs, boring driving dynamics. Honda Pilot base models are not well-equipped with features and poor fuel economy.

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2019 Honda Pilot

Starting at $31450

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2019 Toyota Highlander

Starting at $31830

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2019 Acura ILX

Starting at $25900

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Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed automatic

NA

Horsepower RPM

6600

6000

NA

Drive type

front wheel drive

front wheel drive

NA

Valves

24

24

NA

Valve timing

Variable

Variable

NA

Torque (ft-lbs)

263

262

NA

Horsepower

295

280

NA

Cam type

Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Single overhead cam (SOHC)

NA

Torque RPM

4700

4700

NA

Cylinders

V6

V6

NA

Fuel type

regular unleaded

regular unleaded

NA

Engine type

gas

gas

NA

Combined MPG

23

22

NA

Fuel tank capacity (gal)

19.2

19.5

NA

Range (miles)

384.0/518.4 mi.

370.5/526.5 mi.

NA

EPA interior volume (cu ft)

158.7

169.4

NA

Angle of departure (degrees)

23.1

20.8

NA

Maximum payload (lbs)

1370

NA

NA

Angle of approach (degrees)

18

19.7

NA

Maximum towing capacity (lbs)

5000

3500

NA

Wheelbase (in)

109.8

111

NA

Turning circle (ft)

38.7

39.4

NA

Height (in)

68.1

70.6

NA

Width (in)

75.8

78.6

NA

Gross weight (lbs)

5840

NA

NA

Length (in)

192.5

196.5

NA

Curb weight (lbs)

4244

4036

NA

Ground clearance (in)

8

7.3

NA

Cargo capacity (cu ft)

13.8

16.5

NA

Rear shoulder room (in)

59.6

62

NA

Rear leg room (in)

38.4

38.4

NA

Rear head room (in)

39.9

40.2

NA

Rear hip room (in)

57.1

57.3

NA

Front head room (in)

40.7

40.1

NA

Front hip room (in)

57.2

59.1

NA

Front shoulder room (in)

59.3

62

NA

Basic

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

NA

Drivetrain

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

NA

Roadside

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

NA

NA

Safety features

daytime running lights

remote anti-theft alarm system

2 front headrests

auto delay off headlamps

rear door child safety locks

dual front side-mounted airbags

led headlamp

front, rear and third row head airbags

front fog/driving lights

tire pressure monitoring

pre-collision safety system

ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes

turn signal mirrors

stability control

child seat anchors

engine immobilizer

post-collision safety system

passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

4-wheel abs

2 rear headrests

dusk sensing headlamps

blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

rear height adjustable headrests

traction control

emergency braking assist

Body

rear spoiler

Roof and glass

power glass sunroof

one-touch power sunroof

privacy glass

variable intermittent wipers

rear defogger

intermittent rear wiper

roof rack

manual sunshades for rear side windows

Tires and wheels

20 in. wheels

alloy wheels

all season tires

underbody mounted spare tire

temporary spare tire

245/50r h tires

Towing and hauling

cargo tie downs

Doors

fixed lifgate window

rear hands-free power liftgate door

Comfort

interior air filtration

turn signal in mirrors

three zone climate control

dual illuminating vanity mirrors

electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

leather steering wheel

In car entertainment

satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio

am/fm stereo

10 total speakers

speed sensitive volume control

video monitor

auxiliary audio input and usb with external media control

audio/video remote control remote control

590 watts stereo output

blu-ray/dvd player

1 subwoofer(s)

Rear seats

reclining rear seats

manual folding bench third row seats

rear ventilation ducts with fan control

multi-level heating

folding rear seatback

Power features

2 one-touch power windows

reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

hands-free entry

heated mirrors

Front seats

driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support

leather

height adjustable driver seat

multi-level heating driver seat

multi-level heating passenger seat

bucket front seats

8 -way power driver seat

4 -way power passenger seat

Convenience

power rear seat easy entry

transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel

keyless ignition

rear view camera

tilt and telescopic steering wheel

electric power steering

universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

front seatback storage

adaptive cruise control

front, rear and 3rd row cupholders

overhead console with storage

front and rear door pockets

front and rear parking sensors

Instrumentation

external temperature display

tachometer

clock

compass

trip computer

Memorized settings

memorized settings for 2 drivers

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