2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Toyota Highlander
2014 Honda Pilot  2014 Toyota Highlander
21 MPG Combined Fuel Economy[1] 21 MPG
253 lb-ft Torque 248 lb-ft
87 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Volume 83.7 cubic feet
253 lb-ft MSRP[2] $30,520

2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Honda Pilot Interior

Honda and Toyota have always been two of the biggest automotive competitors, and it’s easy to see why when comparing the similarly-equipped models from their lineup. A closer look at the 2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Toyota Highlander shows that the SUVs are quite similar, but in the end, it’s clear that the 2014 Pilot offers a slight advantage over the 2014 Highlander.

Under the hood, the 2014 Honda Pilot and 2014 Toyota Highlander are essentially the same. Both are equipped with V6 engines that are essentially the same size. The engines both produce a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg [1], but when it comes to power the engine found in the nose of the 2014 Honda Pilot is slightly more powerful. The difference in torque is not significant, but it’s enough to make a difference and provide the Honda Pilot with a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. Towing is made even more convenient in the Pilot, which comes standard with a trailer hitch, while the hitch is only made available on the back of the Highlander. If you want superior performance and capabilities that can be accessed “without a hitch” the 2014 Honda Pilot is the SUV for you.

Store More in the 2014 Honda Pilot

The superior features of the 2014 Honda Pilot don’t end there. If you’re looking for an SUV with more space, you’ll find just that with the Honda Pilot. With a maximum cargo volume of 87 cubic feet, you can fit just about anything that you can imagine in the back of the SUV. It offers more space than the Highlander, and when you don’t need all that storage space, the seats can be put in the upright position to provide seating for up to eight passengers.

As you can see, with a closer look at the 2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Toyota Highlander, it’s clear that the Pilot is the better of the two options. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of the Pilot over the Highlander, however is that it’s more affordable. If you’re interested in learning more about the superiority of the 2014 Honda Pilot, be sure to schedule a test drive of the SUV here at Matt Castrucci Honda in Dayton OH.

[1] 18 city/25 hwy/21 combined mpg rating for 2WD models and 17 city/24 hwy/20 combined mpg rating for 4WD models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
[2] MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2014 Honda Pilot Exterior