2022 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Honda Pilot
2022 Honda Pilot


2021 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP


Seating Capacity

3.5L V6


3.5L V6
280 / 262 lb-ft of torque

Engine Output

295 hp / 263 lb-ft of torque
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
62.0 inches

Front Shoulder Room

59.0 inches

If you’re shopping for a versatile three-row crossover your Lubbock commute, then you may already have options like the new Pilot or Highlander in mind. While each comes with its own features and capabilities, only one can end up in your driveway. Discover the right option when you compare the 2022 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, and then explore our inventory at Brown Honda of San Angelo to find your next ride!

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Pricing and Trims

When determining if the Pilot or Highlander will provide a better value as your next Midland ride, you’ll want to see which delivers more capabilities at a price you can appreciate. Compare the starting prices and trims of the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below:

  • 2022 Honda Pilot — The Pilot will cost you $39,060* at the base EX-L trim level. For the 2022 model year, the LX, EX, EX-L w/ Navi & RES trims have been dropped, and a new Special Edition trim has been added. Of note is the fact that the Honda Pilot EX-L trim includes many standard luxuries you won’t find in the base Toyota Highlander, including standard genuine leather seating surfaces.
  • 2021 Toyota Highlander — The Highlander starts at $35,085 MSRP for the base L trim. It’s also available in LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum configurations.

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Performance

In terms of performance on Odessa roads, the Honda Pilot comes with a slightly smaller transmission over the Highlander, however, each comes with standard V6 power for an extra boost to your commute. See the base specs of the Pilot or Highlander below:

2022 Honda Pilot LX

  • 3.5L V6 engine 
  • 280 horsepower 
  • 262 lb-ft of torque 
  • 9-speed automatic transmission

2021 Toyota Highlander L:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 295 horsepower 
  • 263 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Dimensions

Whether you’re leaning more towards the 2022 Pilot or Highlander, you’ll have standard eight-passenger seating so more can come along for the ride. Yet if you’re planning on a day around town or packing up for your next road trip, the Pilot offers enhanced seating space so everyone will stay relaxed and comfortable. See the interior dimensions of the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below:

2022 Honda Pilot

  • Passenger Volume — 151.7 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row) — 40.9 inches / 38.4 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row) — 40.9 inches / 39.5 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room — 62.0 inches

2021 Toyota Highlander 

  • Passenger Volume — 141.3 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st/2nd Row) –42.0 inches / 41.0 inches
  • Headroom (1st/2nd Row) — 38.4 inches / 37.1 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room — 59.0 inches

Find a New Honda Pilot for Sale at Brown Honda of San Angelo 

No matter which way you compare the new Pilot or Highlander, experience the differences for yourself on Odessa roads with your own Honda crossover SUV. Lease or finance a new Honda Pilot for sale from Brown Honda of San Angelo and explore more savings on your favorite trim levels when you shop our new vehicle specials. Our sales team is here to answer your questions or apply for financing online right at home. Contact us today for more details and to schedule a test drive at our dealership in San Angelo!


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