2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Honda Pilot

Three-row SUVs are making their mark as a viable family vehicle option. Their large interior creates a spacious space for up to eight passengers and the truck-like strength allows these SUVs to be able to tow boats, campers, and more. There are plenty of options in the market for family-oriented vehicles so take a look at our 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Honda Pilot comparison to see how these two three-row SUVs are different.

The 2017 Highlander saw many changes and additions for the 2017 model year, one of those being the new V6 engine which boasts more power and better fuel economy along with an eight-speed transmission and an automatic stop-start system. The Pilot and Highlander feature the same engine though the Highlander comes out ahead in terms of horsepower and fuel economy.

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2017 Toyota Highlander VS 2017 Honda Pilot
3.5-Liter V6 Engine with 295 Horsepower Engine 3.5-Liter V6 Engine with 280 Horsepower
21/27 MPG Fuel Economy 19/27 MPG
Yes Hybrid Model Available No
5,000 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs.

Differences Between the Highlander and Pilot

The 2017 Highlander offers seating for up to eight passengers and the optional second-row captain's chairs will reduce the seating capacity to seven. Customers that would prefer the three-row SUV power and dependency but want a more fuel efficiency and eco-friendly option can choose the available Highlander Hybrid, Honda Pilot customers won't have that available option. The 2017 Highlander is offered in six trims LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum. The 2017 Pilot is offered in five trims LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Each model offers its own setup of standard features. Some of the standard equipment that Highlander drivers can expect include:


  • Power liftgate 
  • Toyota Safety Sense Package
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Roof rails
  • Leather upholstery
  • And much more


One thing is certain with the 2017 Toyota Highlander, customers will receive a rich feature packed three-row SUV that is practical, dependable and powerful. From carpooling for children's sporting events to weekend adventures, the 2017 Toyota Highlander will be there through it all. The 2017 Toyota Highlander is available now at Arlington Toyota in Palatine, IL. Please contact us today to talk with a sales team member for more information or to schedule a test drive.

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