There’s a lot to consider when you’re shopping for an SUV. Interior space, performance, and safety are all factors that drivers in the Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County areas have to take into consideration.

In this comparison, our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach takes a look at the new Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander to see how these two new models measure up.

2021 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander Huntington Beach CAHonda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: A Look Inside

When it comes to interior space, both of these new SUVs have a lot to offer. The 2021 Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander have standard seating for up to eight passengers, which is great for large or growing families. However, when it comes to how much room those passengers have, the Honda holds a sizeable advantage.

With 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Honda Pilot offers profoundly more wiggle room, compared to the 141.3 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Highlander. On top of that, the Pilot offers more cargo room behind every row.

Specifically, you’ll find up to 109 cubic feet behind the first row, 55.9 cubic feet behind the second, and 18.5 cubic feet behind the third row in the Pilot, compared to 84.3 cubic feet behind the first row, 48.4 cubic feet behind the second, and 16 cubic feet behind the third row in the Highlander.

2021 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander Huntington Beach CA

Honda vs Toyota SUV: Exterior Measurements

One key performance aspect that stands out when placing these two SUVs side by side has to do with the overall size of each. We’ll first take a look at the Pilot in this regard.

Its length comes to 196.5 inches, and it is 70.6 inches high and 78.6 inches wide. Over in the Highlander, you’ll find a length that comes to 194.9 inches, a height of 68.1 inches, and a 76-inch width.

What these numbers tell us is that the 2021 Honda Pilot is slightly larger than the Toyota Highlander. This is significant in terms of performance because the Pilot’s more robust stature increases its stability when maneuvering curves.

2021 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander Huntington Beach CA2021 Pilot vs Highlander: Technology

One of the most important factors to focus on with the Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander is their respective technology features.

They each have systems that let you play music straight from your device through their audio systems. Anyone in the 2021 Pilot is able to switch songs right on their phone, too, with available CabinControl® Remote Compatibility.

The available Multi-Zone Audio in the Honda Pilot also lets you listen and clearly hear a podcast or audiobook, while making sure not to wake the kids napping in the back by muting the speakers in certain areas.

The 2021 Honda Pilot also offers the available Advanced Rear Entertainment System. On longer car rides, the kids can enjoy movies, stream TV shows, and more on the 10.2-inch high-resolution screen that comes with this system. Unfortunately, the Highlander doesn’t have an available entertainment system for the rear passengers.

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If you would like to schedule a test drive of the 2021 Honda Pilot, contact our Honda dealership today.

Proudly serving drivers from across the Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County areas, we are here to help you get the SUV you and your family need!

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