Deciding on your next new vehicle isn't easy, and we won't pretend that it is. Although we strive to make sure your buying process at Hilton Head Honda is a breeze, we realize that you have many options available to you when choosing a new vehicle, especially when it comes to SUVs. The first thing you'll want to consider, however, is how large of an SUV or crossover you want, as they come in many shapes and sizes... from subcompact to compact to midsize/full-size. But if you have a family and want something spacious without getting a vehicle that is too bulky, you really can't go wrong with the midsize SUV segment, in which we've matched up the 2018 Honda Pilot vs the 2018 Toyota Highlander.
It's very likely that these two vehicles are somewhere on your list of vehicles to check out, but you also probably don't have the time to jump from dealership to dealership and test drive to test drive. You'll want to do some research before visiting the dealership, which is why we are here to help. We've taken care of much of this research for you so that you can find the right vehicle. For example, our research has shown that the 2018 Honda Pilot Elite has a 9-speed automatic transmission compared with the Highlander Limited's 8-speed transmission.
2018 Honda Pilot Elite
2018 Toyota Highlander Limited
|153 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||142 cubic feet|
|Three||12-volt DC Power Outlets||Two|
|LED low beam||Headlights||Halogen|
|16.0/46.0/82.1 cubic feet||Cargo Volume (behind third/second/front row)||13.8/42.3/83.2 cubic feet|
Other more critical differences include the Pilot's edge when it comes to cargo space. If we are talking about maximum cargo space, the Highlander does provide roughly an extra cubic foot of space when all the rear seats are folded down. But, think about it... how often are you folding down all the passenger seats to fit more into your vehicle. More often than not, you'll be needing to fit both passengers and cargo, and that is where the Pilot has a distinct advantage when hauling cargo behind the third or second row seats. Just as importantly, the Pilot also does not sacrifice passenger volume to achieve this, as it offers 11 additional cubic feet for passenger comfort and enjoyment.
Of course, there are many more specs and features worth looking at when comparing the 2018 Honda Pilot against the 2018 Toyota Highlander, but when it comes to midsize SUVs, interior space for passengers and cargo is a top priority. In this case, the Honda Pilot is a cargo king, so come check it out here at Hilton Head Honda.