2016 Toyota Highlander vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

There are more options available for family drivers these days, but when it comes to big vehicles that can seat up to eight, accommodate lots of cargo, and tow a lot in back, you’d be best served by a three-row crossover SUV. The 2016 Toyota Highlander is generously equipped and has a number of powertrain options, making it a strong choice in the segment.

While it’s up against the respectable 2016 Honda Pilot, the Toyota model stands apart for various reasons. See which crossover has more of what you need to drive around Florida. If you determine it’s the 2016 Toyota Highlander, then come see it at Earl Stewart Toyota.


Whether you go with the 2016 Toyota Highlander or the 2016 Honda Pilot, you’ll have the availability of a V6 engine, all-wheel drive, and a maximum towing capacity of 5000 pounds. However, the Toyota Highlander boasts more choices.

  • Toyota Highlander: The base engine on the Toyota Highlander is a 2.7L inline-four, though you’ll also have the option to upgrade to a more powerful 3.5L V6 engine. If you’re the kind of person who wants more power from an SUV but also wants to save money on gas, the Highlander is also available with a hybrid powertrain that consists of a 3.5L V6 engine and a variety of electric motors, which combine to provide up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
  • Honda Pilot: If you decide on the Pilot, you’ll only have a 3.5L V6 engine, and it’s only able to get an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.


If you’re in the market for a three-row family crossover, chances are you’re going to be spending a significant amount of time in the car, and you’re likely to be doing it with other people in the cabin. Luckily, both of these three-row crossovers come with convenient standard features like Bluetooth, a rearview camera, cruise control, an auxiliary input, and a USB input. Both models also come standard with the comfort of air conditioning and ride on 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Toyota Highlander stands apart from the competition, though, thanks to a standard 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen interface and the option to upgrade to a 12-speaker JBL audio system. The 2016 Honda Pilot only gets a standard 5-inch central display, and there’s no speaker system offered with more than 10 speakers.

Discover the 2016 Toyota Highlander at Earl Stewart Toyota

Whether or not you’re convinced of the benefits of the 2016 Toyota Highlander, it’s certainly worth your time to see what it has to offer for yourself. You can find the newest version of this large crossover SUV at Earl Stewart Toyota. We serve Florida drivers at 1215 US-1 in Lake Park, FL. Our dealership is open every day, and our lines are open to take your calls.