2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

2016 Honda Pilot grey

Honda Pilot

2017 Toyota Highlander Black

Toyota Highlander

If you came across the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Toyota Highlander parked next to each other, they might seem pretty similar. With good looks on the outside and three rows of seating on the inside, they should both be on your list of family SUVs to explore. However, when it comes to base trim engines and overall capacity, they couldn’t be more different. See which SUV comes out on top in this comparison from Community Honda of Orland Park.

Trusted Performance

When you’re getting up to speed on the highway, you’ll want to have a responsive engine that performs well when loaded down with cargo and passengers. Let’s see how each model’s base trim compares in performance:

  • The 2017 Highlander starts with a 2.7L four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. A V6 is available, but you’ll need to pay more.

  • All 2017 Pilot models include a 3.5L V6 engine which delivers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

If you’re shopping for the base trim, choose the vehicle that has enough power to tackle anything the Frankfort area can throw at it.

Cargo and Passenger Capacity

One advantage of a three-row SUV is its overall versatility. Need to haul lots of camping equipment for your family’s next outdoor adventure? Simply fold down some seats for extra cargo room. However, if you look closely at each model’s cargo and passenger room, a big difference begins to emerge. The Pilot offers more cargo volume with all seats in place and all seats folded down. On top of that, it has an overall passenger volume of 152.9 cubic feet, while the Highlander can only reach 144.9 cubic feet. That will result in a cramped cabin for you and your passengers, something that becomes a big problem on long road trips from Orland Park.


Drive the Winning SUV Today

The choice is yours, so why settle for less passenger room, cargo room, and performance? At Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re excited to carry a generous selection of new Pilot models; and with our vehicle exchange program, you can trade up to a new Pilot even if you still owe money on your old vehicle. Once you arrive at our dealership, ask a member of our sales staff about taking the Pilot for a 24 Hour Test Drive. Call us today at 844-391-9663 to find out more!