|2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Toyota Highlander|
|280 HP||Horsepower||270 HP|
|8.7 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||9.4 l/100km|
|18.5 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||13.8 cu. ft.|
|171.4 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||158.7 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota Highlander
After two generations, Honda finally decided that its somewhat popular midsize crossover needed a more drastic change and thus they introduced to us the third-generation model, one with curvier, much more modern edges and a much improved aesthetic overall. So far it has been well received and proved that Honda made the right decision, but let’s see how it measures up against one of its longest-running rivals now that it has changed so drastically. By that, we mean let’s compare the 2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Toyota Highlander to find out which midsize crossover is superior.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Pilot
While previous model years might have seen a close battle between the two crossovers, in our opinion this year the 2016 Honda Pilot somewhat blows the Toyota Highlander right out of the water. Starting from the top, the Pilot has an extra 10 horsepower, which isn’t huge but will go a long way toward delivering a more enjoyable driving experience for anyone in the driver’s seat. A more noticeable advantage would come in the form of highway fuel efficiency, where the Honda Pilot trumps the Highlander by utilizing 0.7 l/100km less.
Space is an even bigger indicator of which vehicle is superior, as the 2016 Honda Pilot has a cargo hold nearly 5 cubic feet larger, allowing for more suitcases and luggage or whatever you might need to bring along. As for passenger volume, you and your family or friends will be happy to spread out in an extra 12.7 cu. ft. of space.
If you’d like to get behind the wheel of the newest crossover on the Honda lineup, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the Wheaton Honda sales desk. We simply cannot wait to get you behind the wheel of the perfect vehicle for you, and we hope it might be the 2016 Honda Pilot.