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2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Toyota Highlander



For growing families in Manchester, a three-row crossover SUV delivers optimal levels of utility. The 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota Highlander are two of the top picks in this segment and feature a number of similarities, but when it comes to room for cargo, spacious seating for passengers, and standard performance specs, the 2017 Pilot has the edge. Read on to learn how the Honda Pilot bests the Highlander before checking out the Pilot here at Honda of Toms River.

Passenger & Luggage Accommodations

Both of these crossover SUVs come standard with three rows of seats, as well as seating for seven or eight depending on the trim and configuration you choose. When it comes to actual room for passengers and storage, however, the 2017 Honda Pilot easily one-ups the Highlander (not to mention the Hyundai Santa Fe):

  • Honda Pilot – The total interior volume of the Honda Pilot is 170.2 cubic feet, guaranteeing a tremendous amount of room for adult passengers in the first two rows and even in the third row when occupied. Behind the rear seat, there’s also 16.5 cubic feet of room dedicated for cargo, and folding down the second- and third-row seats provides a max cargo volume of 83.9 cubic feet.
  • Toyota Highlander – The interior volume of the Highlander is notably smaller at only 156.0 cubic feet. This includes a mere 13.8 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and 83.2 cubic feet of max cargo room.


Standard Engine Performance

The 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota Highlander are both offered with your choice of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, although the Honda SUV delivers better performance right out of the gates:

  • Honda Pilot – No matter which trim of the Honda Pilot you choose, you’ll get a 3.5L V6 engine that’s good for 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
  • Toyota Highlander – The Toyota Highlander’s base engine is a 2.5L inline-four that manages an output of just 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Highlander can be fitted with a 3.5L V6 as well but only as part of a costly upgrade.

Drive the Streets of Toms River With Confidence in the 2017 Honda Pilot

There’s a lot to like about the 2017 Honda Pilot! Bring your family from Lakewood to check it out at Honda of Toms River, where we have the 2017 Pilot for sale in a variety of trims along with competitive financing offers. We’re located just 15 miles east of Manchester at 346 New Jersey Route 37 East in Toms River, NJ, and we’re open Monday through Saturday. Feel free to reach out online or call us at (833) 532-8890 for more information or to schedule your test drive.

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