2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Toyota Highlander

2015 Toyota Highlander

2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot

In many ways, the 2015 Toyota Highlander and the 2015 Honda Pilot are neck and neck, as you probably know if you’re considering these two powerful SUVs for your next vehicle purchase. However, there are a few important aspects in which they differ. Here, we’ve broken down these differences to help you make a great decision on your new vehicle with ease.

Warranty and Safety Features

The Highlander pulls ahead immediately with its outstanding warranty. It offers 2 years or 25,000 miles of scheduled maintenance coverage at no cost. Honda does not offer this.

As for safety features, both the Highlander and the Pilot offer full airbag systems, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, electronic stability and traction control, and four-wheel antilock brakes. The Highlander does include some significant safety features that are not available on the Pilot:

  • A Pre-Collision System that offers pre-crash pretensioners and crash mitigation brakes is optional
  • Downhill Assist Control on AWD models
  • Optional lane departure, blind spot, and cross-path warning systems
  • Safety Connect technology that notifies emergency services should you be involved in a serious crash is available

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s front crash test, the Highlander garnered 5 stars, as opposed to the Pilot’s 4 star rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also awarded the Highlander a higher rating for its small overlap frontal offset crash test. Overall, the Highlander received a designation of “Acceptable,” while the Pilot earned a score of “Poor.”

Hauling Power and Performance

When comparing head-to-head for power and performance, the Highlander has the advantage over the Pilot. The Highlander is equipped with a 3.5L DOHC V6 delivering 270 hp that can go from 0 mph to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. The Pilot offers a 3.5L SOHC V6 engine that produces 250 hp and takes 9 seconds to go from 0 mph to 60 mph.

If trailer hauling capacity is important to you, the Highlander is the way to go, since it offers 500 lbs. more towing capacity.

The Highlander also provides a tighter, smoother ride with a quicker “Figure Eight” maneuverability and better results on Motor Trend’s skidpad test.

Ergonomics and Design

In terms of smart interior design, the Highlander offers several smart features that can be appreciated by any driver and are not available with the Pilot:

  • Smart Key System
  • Standard automatic headlights
  • Optional automatic dimming high beams
  • Standard heated outside mirrors
  • Optional heated and air-conditioned front seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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