2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlighter


2021 Honda Pilot
295 @ 6,600 rpm


280 @ 6,000 rpm
5,000 lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

Hybrid Versions

Not available
24/21/29 mpg

EPA-estimated Gas Mileage city/highway/combined

23/20/27 mpg
8 inch


5 inch

USB Ports



Are you in the market for a new Toyota Highlander? We don’t blame you! The Highlander looks great in any St Louis driveway, but you may be wondering how it compares to competition like the Honda Pilot. At Pappas Toyota, we think the 2021 Toyota Highlander is far superior to any SUV in its class. To prove it, we’ve put together the detailed, side-by-side 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison below. Read more about the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander below, then contact our team to arrange a time for a test drive!

2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander – Power and Performance

If you’re looking for a powerful engine for your O'Fallon trips, you’ll want to opt for the Toyota Highlander. It has more horsepower and a higher towing capacity than the Honda Pilot, meaning it wins this category hands down.

Highlander vs. Pilot – Horsepower

  • 2021 Toyota Highlander – 295 @ 6,600 rpm
  • 2021 Honda Pilot – 280 @ 6,000 rpm

Highlander vs. Pilot – Towing Capacity

  • 2021 Toyota Highlander – 5,000 pounds
  • 2021 Honda Pilot – 3,500 pounds

2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander – Hybrid Versions

There are two hybrid versions of the Toyota Highlander: the LE Hybrid and the XLE Hybrid. You can reach an EPA-estimated 36 miles to the gallon when you opt for the XLE Hybrid. You even get your choice of a FWD or AWD drivetrain. Unlike the Toyota Highlander, there are no hybrid versions of the Honda Pilot, meaning drivers have fewer fuel-efficiency options if they opt for the Honda Pilot.

2021 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander – Gas Mileage

The Highlander gets better gas mileage than the Pilot, even if you’re just comparing their regular gas engines. Read their EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings below:

Highlander vs. Pilot – Gas Mileage (city/highway/combined)

  • 2021 Honda Pilot – 24/21/29 mpg
  • 2021 Toyota Highlander – 23/20/27 mpg


Check Out the New Toyota Highlander at Pappas Toyota

You can find the new Toyota Highlander for sale right now at Pappas Toyota of St. Peters! We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle with easy to use online financing forms and online financing tools. Our dealership is just a short drive away from St Charles, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! Contact us today for more information about the new Toyota Highlander interior!

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