2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

Mid-Missouri Drivers Shopping for a 2015 Toyota Highlander, Read This First

Mid-Missouri drivers on the search for a new SUV might be tempted by the history of the 2015 Toyota Highlander, but how well does it stack up against the competition? Base-level Highlander LE crossovers feature standard amenities like Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, but it still comes up short of the competition in many ways. If you want a full-power engine, you’ll have to upgrade the Highlander, as its standard engine is a 185-hp four-cylinder with 25 highway mpg. If you’re a driver who wants all-wheel drive, you’re going to have another upgrade ahead of you, as the Highlander needs Toyota’s V6 engine for all-wheel drive. Features that many drivers want or even need, and Toyota expects drivers to upgrade for them.

We think you should get access to a well-equipped and fuel efficient SUV around Central Missouri without having to pay for upgrades, though. The basic 2015 Honda Pilot LX features standard amenities that mark it as quite a bit more advanced than competing SUVs like the Highlander. The Pilot comes with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for both phone and audio, a rearview camera, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, SMS texting, Pandora radio, and more. And as far as the engine is concerned, Honda’s 3.5L V6 is rated at 250 hp, yet the 2015 Pilot 2WD models earn that same EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg as the Highlander.* And if you want all-wheel drive, you can get it on every trim level as an option.

See how these models compare side-by-side, then stop by a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer to take a Pilot for a test drive.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.