2018 Toyota Highlander


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2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Honda Pilot

Adaptive cruise control


Available on Other Trim Levels

Ground Clearance

8.0 in.

7.3 in.

Front Leg Room

44.2 in.

40.9 in.

Seating Capacity



2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot near Prince William, VA

So many SUVs, so little time. With so many three-row SUV options on the market, it can be hard to find the one that is perfect for all your family's needs and that is why we've created this comparison review. We believe that there are two that stand out among the rest: the 2018 Toyota Highlander and a 2018 Honda Pilot. The Highlander is a comfortable eight-passenger SUV that offers tons of modern amenities and safety equipment. For those that are concerned about the environment, there is a hybrid Highlander model! The Pilot also offers room for up to eight passengers and tons of driver-assist safety features. Check out the rest of our comparison review to find out which one of these SUVs come out on top.

2018 Toyota Highlander Power & Handling

There are three powertrain options for the 2018 model year including a hybrid option! The first engine is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that creates 184 pound-feet of torque and 185 horsepower. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and can get 24 miles per gallon on the highway. For more power opt for the 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 263 pound-feet of torque and 295 horsepower. This engine is estimated to reach 27 mpg on the highway by the EPA, with front-wheel drive. The hybrid option is powered by the V6 engine working in conjunction with AC 650-volt permanent-magnet motors producing a total 306 horsepower. When it comes to towing the 2018 Highlander maxes out at 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

2018 Honda Pilot Power & Handling

There is just one engine option for the 2018 Honda Pilot. Each model is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 262 pound-feet of torque and 280 horsepower. There are two transmission options depending on the trim level that you choose: a six-speed automatic or nine-speed automatic. The EPA estimates that this engine can reach 27 miles per gallon on the highway with front-wheel drive and the six-speed automatic transmission. Each model comes with front-wheel drive as standard but you have the opportunity to upgrade to all-wheel drive on all trim levels. With AWD this SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2018 Toyota Highlander Features & Design

The exterior of the Highlander is stylish and bold while the interior is full of modern features with enough room for eight passengers. There are six trim levels to choose from in 2018: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited, and Limited Platinum. Standard features for the 2018 model year include the Toyota Safety Sense bundle, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, five USB ports, a 60/40 split-folding third row, a sliding, reclining and folding second row with 60/40 split, a height-adjustable driver seat, rear air conditioning, a rearview camera, rear privacy glass, a windshield wiper de-icer, heated mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Upgrade to a higher trim level for more advanced features. Some of which include a heated steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, navigation, LED running lights, 19-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, and 360-degree parking camera. 

2018 Honda Pilot Features & Design

The 2018 Pilot's interior is full of soft-touch surfaces and loads of features while the exterior is created with sleek lines and a less boxy design than years before. There are five trim levels for 2018" LX, EX, EX-L. Touring and Elite. Standard features include USB and auxiliary audio input jacks, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a seven-speaker sound system, a 5-inch central display screen, a third-row seat with 60/40 split folding, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, and 18-inch alloy wheels. For more basic and advanced features you have no choice to upgrade to a higher trim level and add a package. Some of these features include automatic headlights, a power adjustable driver seat, satellite radio, a power liftgate, a sunroof, one-touch sliding second-row seats, a rear entertainment center, two additional USB ports, driver-seat memory settings, and more.


The 2018 Toyota Highlander is the clear winner in this comparison! The entry-level model comes with more standard features and the more advanced standard and optional features are better too! The powerful V6 engine option offers more in the way of power and torque than the Pilots ever could. Plus the Highlander's hybrid option sends it soaring past the Pilot! Want to learn even more about the 2018 Toyota Highlander? Check out our full review linked below, fill out the contact form below or give us our sales department a call!

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