2017 Toyota Highlander vs. 2017 Honda Pilot
Both the Highlander and the Pilot compare very closely when looking at the specs and pricing. They both rate very highly when it comes to ride comfort, noise isolation, and driving position as well. There are slight differences that are important to take into consideration when looking at the two, though. It is these differences that make or break the vehicle in the competition, and can sway a buyer one way or another.
Size and Drive
The Pilot is very noticeably larger than the Highlander. The cabin is more spacious, of course, and has more space for the third row of seating it comes with. This, however, is met with a rear bench that has low bottom cushions making for an unpleasant riding experience. This also means that it occupies more garage space, and affects the driving by making it less nimble than the Highlander. The Highlander is more responsive and feels very closely to the feeling of driving a sedan rather than an SUV.
The Highlander offers a superior infotainment system with all the latest technology involving music and phone connectivity. Both cars have these functions, but the Highlander offers a more responsive touchscreen that is easier to figure out.
The Highlander offers an 8-speed automatic transmission, which will more than likely help boost acceleration and fuel economy. The safety features are also more useful. The Pilot has safety features that match that of the Highlander, but the Highlander seems to make these safety features more accessible and easy to use.
Our Choice: 2017 Toyota Highlander
Both vehicles do what they are made to do very well, but it is obvious that the Highlander takes the next step in making driving it easy and accessible. Stop by Warrenton Toyota today to test drive a 2017 Toyota Highlander, and be sure to let us deal with all of your Toyota needs.
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