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2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Toyota Highlander


2021 Honda Pilot


Starting MSRP

3.5L V6 Engine


3.5L V6 Engine
21 MPG City/29 MPG Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 MPG City/27 MPG Highway
295 hp


280 hp

Hybrid Configurations?

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+)

Safety System

Honda Sensing®

If you’re looking for a three-row SUV that can match your needs for seating and storage, your research will lead you to the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander. Known for their reliability and capabilities, the Pilot and Highlander remain top choices amongst Lakeland and St. Pete drivers. Whether you’re running the kids to school or setting out for an outdoor adventure, you can see if the Honda Pilot vs. Highlander is the best choice for life in Wesley Chapel. 

Honda Pilot vs. Highlander: Price & Features

It’s true that the Toyota Highlander does run a little more than the Honda Pilot. However, the Highlander also comes appointed with more standard features— including the all-new Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), which is standard on each Highlander trim level. Entry-level features for each of the SUVs are below: 

  • 2021 Toyota Highlander– $34,810*: The base Highlander L trim boasts a Smart Key System, 5 USB ports, three-zone climate control, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), a Smart Key System, and more. 
  • 2021 Honda Pilot – $32,250: For you to get similar features to those above, you’d need to upgrade to a higher trim level. 

Explore our new vehicle specials for ways to get into a new Toyota Highlander for less with Wesley Chapel Toyota!

Honda Pilot vs. Highlander

Weighing the performance of the Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot shows that the Highlander once again delivers more. While both SUVs sport a 3.6L V6 engine, the engine of the Toyota Highlander offers more power and more efficiency: 

2021 Toyota Highlander

  • Engine: 3.6L V6 engine
  • Horsepower: 295 hp
  • MPG Ratings: 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Engine: 3.6L V6 engine
  • Horsepower: 280 hp
  • MPG Ratings: 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway

If you’re looking to take your fuel efficiency even further, the Toyota Highlander also has a hybrid model that can achieve an EPA-estimated 36 city/35 highway. 

See the Highlander at Our Showroom Near Lakeland

Are you ready to put the new Highlander to the test on the roads of Wesley Chapel? Schedule a test drive today and experience the performance and features of the 2021 Toyota Highlander. After your test drive, we’re sure you’ll want to take one home in your favorite color!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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