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2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Sliver Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

2020 Honda Pilot


2020 Toyota Highlander
Starting at $31,650*


8 passengers

Max Seating Capacity

8 passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Max Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
109.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

84.3 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Space

16.0 cubic feet
5,000 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

Searching for an SUV with a spacious interior to accommodate your family? Compare the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander matchup. Both SUVs are well equipped to handle the challenges of Laramie commutes, the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are also evenly matched in performance. 

However, when you’re deciding between the Pilot or Highlander, the Pilot outmatches the Highlander when it comes to passenger space, cargo capacity as well as starting MSRP. Learn more about the Pilot vs. Highlander matchup with Tyrrell Honda. Then, check out our extensive Honda Pilot inventory to see which model suits you best in Cheyenne!

Pilot or Highlander: Starting MSRP

For Fort Collins budget-friendly drivers, the Honda Pilot starting MSRP comes in at $2,950 less than the Toyota Highlander, giving you more value:

  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX Starting MSRP: $31,650*
  • 2020 Toyota Highlander Starting MSRP: $34,600

Pilot or Highlander: Performance & Fuel-Efficiency 

The Pilot or Highlander is a tough decision when comparing performance and fuel-efficiency as both SUVs offer V6 engines. You’ll find both fuel economy ratings and towing capacities are similar:

  • Honda Pilot: Equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine, the 2020 Honda Pilot trim levels produce 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The mpg rating of the entry-level Honda Pilot LX 2WD with 6-speed automatic transmission is an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city** and 27 mpg highway**. The Pilot also has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
  • Toyota Highlander: The 2020 Toyota Highlander has a standard 290-hp 3.5L V6, generating 263 lb-ft of torque. The FWD Highlander provides a 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway rating from the EPA and can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Space

When comparing Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, even though they are both three-row SUVs, the Pilot provides more leg and shoulder space for your passengers on Casper trips. Boasting 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space over the Highlander’s 141.3 cubic feet of passenger space, the Pilot surpasses the Highlander, again showing it is the better value when choosing between the Pilot or Highlander. The Pilot also delivers more cargo capacity:

Honda Pilot Cargo Capacity

  • Behind the third row: 16.5 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space: 109.0 cubic feet

Toyota Highlander Cargo Capacity

  • Behind the third row: 16.0 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space: 84.3 cubic feet

Explore the New Honda Pilot at Tyrrell Honda

Now that you’ve explored the matchup between the 2020 Honda Pilot vs.Toyota Highlander, don’t hesitate to contact us at Tyrrell Honda with questions. Need financing? Our finance team can walk you through your best financing options. Get pre-approved today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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