If you’ve been looking for a full-blown SUV, chances are that you might have considered the 2021 Toyota Highlander. It has a bold, chiseled exterior and a sporty interior with leather-trimmed seats. Additionally, the 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with a powerful 3.5-Liter V6 engine, allowing it a maximum towing capacity of about 5000-lbs.
However, for you to make an informed decision about buying the 2021 Toyota Highlander, it would be logical to compare it to the competition. So, at Manhattan Beach Toyota in Manhattan Beach, CA, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Honda Pilot. For a better comparison, we have compared the base variants of the two models, i.e., 2021 Toyota Highlander L vs the 2021 Honda Pilot LX.
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Honda Pilot
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As seen in the table above, it is quite evident that the 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with a more powerful engine than the 2021 Honda Pilot. The 2021 Toyota Highlander comes in six variants: L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum. Four of the trims come with a hybrid powertrain. The 2021 Honda Pilot comes with six trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, and Elite.
Every 2021 Toyota Highlander is equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense™ that comes with a variety of functions such as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, etc. These systems use audio and visual alerts to intervene in terms of emergency braking and steering correction to avoid an accident. The 2021 Honda Pilot comes with Honda Sensing® Technologies, which have similar functions. However, the 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking that is not available on the 2021 Honda Pilot.
The 2021 Toyota Highlander has an edge over the 2021 Honda Pilot. Visit Manhattan Beach Toyota in Manhattan Beach, CA, or schedule a test drive to get a feel of the 2021 Toyota Highlander.