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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

New 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda
Pilot

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$31,650 to $49,720
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$38,200 to $50,200
Invoice* $28,943 to $45,425 $35,022 to $46,025
MPG - City 18 - 20 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 34 - 35
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Honda Pilot, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Pilot offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda Pilot, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Pilot takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Honda Pilot does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Pilot greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Honda Pilot as you will in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Warranty
The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.