2016 Honda Pilot vs 2015 Toyota Highlander

2016 Honda Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Toyota Highlander

2015 Toyota Highlander

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2015 Toyota Highlander are two notable SUVs that share many great features. We put the two vehicles side-by-side to thoroughly compare the pros and cons of each. After our analysis of the 2016 Honda Pilot LX and 2015 Toyota Highlander LE, we found the SUV that provides the most satisfying experience on the road. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is your optimal choice.

Standout Features

The 2016 Honda Pilot is equipped with a 3.5L 24-valve, Direct Injection, SOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine. This engine generates a powerful 280 hp with 262 lb-ft of torque. To maximize the engine’s performance, the Pilot has a Variable Cylinder Management System, which helps your engine receive the best fuel economy.

The 2015 Highlander has a 3.5L 6-cylinder engine with 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. While both SUVs boast a Variable Cylinder Management System, the Honda Pilot gives you 10 additional hp and 14 additional lb-ft of torque. If you crave responsive power and premium handling, you’ll prefer the Honda.


In the safety category, both the Pilot and the Highlander feature Anti-lock Braking System, 3-point seat belts, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The 2016 Pilot features a security system to keep your SUV safe from intruders. It also features a rear step bumper for both convenience and durability. These features add extra peace of mind for drivers and passengers, but unfortunately, you won’t find them on the Highlander.


For technology, the Pilot offers remote engine start, so you can start your SUV without leaving the house. The Highlander doesn’t include this feature. The Pilot also has standard compass to keep you on track while navigating unfamiliar areas. You won’t find a compass on the Highlander at all.

Take the Winning SUV for a Test Drive

After reading the results, it’s clear that the 2016 Honda Pilot has a few more tricks up its sleeve than the 2015 Toyota Highlander. The 2016 Pilot offers more features for performance, safety, and technology. Come to our low pressure showroom at Harmony Honda to test drive this stellar SUV in person. Schedule a test drive in a standout Pilot today. You can contact us through our online form. We look forward to your visit.