2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander

$32,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$34,810 MSRP

Advanced Rear Entertainment System

Not Available

CabinControl® Remote Compatibility

Not Available

CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Not Available
152.9 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

141.3 Cubic Feet
109.0 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space

84.3 Cubic Feet

The 3-row crossover SUV segment is intensely popular among family drivers, and plenty find themselves comparing the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander to land on the perfect blend of performance, space, and technology. To find out which one is right for you, go ahead and match them up on:

  • Trims and Prices
  • Passenger and Cargo Space
  • Features

Pilot vs. Highlander: Trims and Prices

The entry-level 2021 Honda Pilot LX FWD starts at $32,250 MSRP*, with further trims including:

  • EX
  • EX-L
  • Special Edition
  • Touring
  • Elite
  • Black Edition

The entry-level 2021 Toyota Highlander L FWD starts at $34,810 MSRP, with further trims including:

  • LE
  • XLE
  • XSE
  • Limited
  • Platinum

That means the Honda Pilot both offers more trim level options and a considerably lower starting price.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Passenger and Cargo Space

You can expect to accommodate up to 8 occupants with the standard 2nd row bench seat or 7 with available 2nd Row Captain’s Chairs regardless of whether you choose the Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander. Look a little closer at interior dimensions and you’ll find the Honda offers a little more room.

  • Passenger Volume: Up to 152.9 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 141.3 in the Highlander.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row: Up to 18.5 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 16.0 in the Highlander.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 55.9 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 48.4 in the Highlander.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: Up to 109.0 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 84.3 in the Highlander.

Pilot vs. Highlander: Features

The Honda Pilot provides features focused on everything from parking peace of mind to on-the-go entertainment that aren’t available with the Toyota Highlander, including:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Unlike the Toyota’s static rearview camera, the Honda’s can cycle between three viewing modes.
  • 10.2-Inch Advanced Rear Entertainment System: Plays from a Blu-Ray™ Player and Built-In Streaming Apps. Sound comes through wireless headphones.
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System: Picks up your voice up front and directs it through rear speakers to remove the need to shout.

The 2021 Honda Pilot is Available Now from Ocean Honda of Burlingame

Whether you want to start making the 2021 Honda Pilot your own by applying for financing online or talk through trim level options, our team can help. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to contact us directly.


* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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