Compare the Honda Pilot to Competing SUVs

Battle Of The Family SUVs: The Honda Pilot VS The Toyota Highlander

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New Haven families have a lot to consider when shopping for a new family vehicle and SUVs have a lot to offer. Like extra seating, plenty of flexible cargo space, and the latest technology features to keep everyone entertained and charged. But how do you know which SUV has everything you and your family need? To help our customers easily find out which SUV best meets their needs Westbrook Honda has compared the Toyota Highlander to the Honda Pilot in all the ways that matter most. So all you have to do is come down to the dealership and go for a test drive.

Efficient & Powerful Performance

Like many busy Madison families searching for a new family SUV you are looking for an SUV that is efficient as well as powerful; which the Honda Pilot does better. The Toyota Highlander has two engines available to choose from. The standard 2.7L four-cylinder engine is less powerful with 185 horsepower and not as fuel efficient. The second engine powering the Toyota Highlander is a 3.5L V6 that is slightly more powerful but not as efficient as the Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot is powered by a standard 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and can tow up to 3,500 lbs. The standard four-cylinder engine powering the Toyota Highlander can only tow up to 1,500 lbs.

Interior Space & Comfort

When shopping for an SUV space matters to Branford drivers and the Honda Pilot has a more spacious interior than the Toyota Highlander. Both vehicles are available in either a seven or eight seat configuration, but all of your passengers will be more comfortable in the Pilot with 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space. The Toyota Highlander only offers 144.9 cubic feet. The Honda Pilot also offers slightly more cargo space than the Toyota Highlander.


At the end of the day everyone in the New London area has a budget they would like to stick to. In the last area that we are comparing the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot is in price and value. Both vehicles are very close in starting price but the Honda Pilot edges out the Toyota Highlander with a lower price as well as being better equipped. The Toyota Highlander has a starting MSRP of $31,030 while the Honda Pilot starts at $30,900.

What are you waiting for! Stop by Westbrook Honda today to fully experience the new Honda Pilot firsthand.

See How the Honda Pilot Reigns Over the Subaru Outback

If you're on the lookout for a family-friendly adventuring companion in your next vehicle, the Honda Pilot offers the space and capability you need to pack up your crew and all their gear for your next family excursion. From daily driving routines to thrilling weekend outings around New Haven, the Pilot is prepared to get you and your family where you need to go with a luxurious interior, cutting-edge safety and technology features, and plenty of versatile cargo space. Eager to see this impressive SUV prove itself, we had it go tire-to-tire with the Subaru Outback and found that the Pilot soared over its rival.

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Honda Pilot vs. Subaru Outback

  • The Honda Pilot offers three rows and the capacity to seat up to eight people while the Subaru Outback only seats five, making the Pilot an excellent choice for growing families near New London.
  • A new Honda Pilot is longer, wider, and taller than its rival, allowing it to crush the Subaru Outback in terms of passenger volume and give passengers plenty of personal space.
  • You'll find the Pilot offers more max cargo space than the Subaru Outback, making it better suited to carry your gear, luggage, groceries, and more when needed as you travel around near Branford.
  • A new Honda Pilot also comes standard with a powerful 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine that far outperforms the Subaru Outback's base engine and even outpaces the Outback's available upgraded engine on higher-tier trims
  • Properly equipped, the Honda Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is well beyond the limits of the Subaru Outback's capability.

Want to see what the Honda Pilot is like for yourself and experience all the ways in which it flies past the competition? Stop by our Honda dealership near Madison today to take the Pilot for a test drive and learn more about its features.

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