2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot

It can be frustrating to shop for a family friendly vehicle, especially since there are a lot of good options out there. We have decided to help you out with your research by digging up some facts about the 2018 Toyota Highlander and comparing it to one of its biggest competitors: the 2018 Honda Pilot. Hopefully, this will help you in your decision on what SUV is the best fit for you.

In the Table below, we’ve included some common specs and features that many car shoppers look at, including power and fuel efficiency. This information on both vehicles is laid out in a side by side comparison in order to help determine just what vehicle has an advantage over the other. Afterwards, we will explain what this information means for you, as a driver. Now, let’s see what gives the 2018 Highlander an advantage over the 2018 Pilot.

2018 Toyota HIghlander front fascia and drivers side on road vs 2018 Honda Pilot partial back fascia and drivers side on parking lot with lake and paddle board

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Honda Pilot

295 hp Horsepower 280 hp
8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
23 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 22 mpg
19.2 gal Fuel Capacity 19.5 gal

Advantages of the 2018 Toyota Highlander

For comparison purposes, are looking at the 2018 Toyota Highlander LE 4dr vs the 2018 Honda Pilot LX 4dr. As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Toyota Highlander has more power than the 2018 Honda Pilot, so if there are any car shoppers who are determined to have a powerful vehicle, you may want to consider choosing the 2018 Highlander over the 2018 Pilot.

The 2018 Highlander also has better transmission; 8-speed shiftable automatic, compared to the 2018 Pilot’s 6-speed automatic. Which means that any driver looking for more control over what gears the vehicle operates in, you’ll probably want the Toyota Highlander over the Honda Pilot.

Each SUV receives an almost equal amount of fuel efficiency and a very close fuel capacity. However, the Toyota Highlander does receive 1 mile per gallon more than the Honda Pilot. While the Honda Pilot does have a larger fuel tank by .3 gal, the Toyota Highlander will still have better fuel economy than the Honda Pilot.

Feel free to call us if you have any more questions on the 2018 Toyota Highlander!