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2020 Honda Pilot EX-L w:Navi & RES AWD

2020 Honda Pilot

2019 Toyota Highlander LE I4 FWD (SE)

2020 Toyota Highlander*

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Honda Pilot


2020 Toyota Highlander
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

141.3 cubic feet
280-hp 3.6L V6

Base Engine

295-hp 3.6L V6
16.5 cubic feet

Interior Cargo Volume

16.0 cubic feet
5,000 pounds

Max Towing

5,000 pounds



Looking for a new SUV? The 2020 Honda Pilot vs. the 2020 Toyota Highlander is an enticing matchup for El Paso drivers, as both of these vehicles are solid offerings from well-respected manufacturers. Rudolph Honda looks at them side-by-side and shows how the Honda Pilot is both wallet-friendly and extremely versatile. Find out more below.

2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

If you want an SUV for both family trips around Las Cruces, NM and hauling everyone’s luggage for Alamagordo, NM trips, the Pilot or Highlander are excellent options.

  • Interior Cargo Space: In this department, the Pilot can fit more suitcases in the back; it has 16.5 cubic feet of interior cargo volume compared to the 16.0 cubic feet on the Highlander.
  • Max Cargo Space: When you fold the seats down and maximize the cargo space on the Pilot or Highlander, you can make the big move easy! The Pilot has 83.9 cubic feet of max cargo volume and the Highlander has just slightly more, with 84.9 cubic feet for max cargo.
  • Passenger Volume: You want an SUV that can keep everyone comfortable, and for those purposes the Pilot is the choice. While the Highlander has 141 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Pilot has nearly 12 cubic feet more with 152.9 cubic feet.

2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Engines and Performance

A great SUV engine delivers both power and efficiency. The Pilot or Highlander looks good in both these categories, but the Pilot really saves you trips to the gas station.

  • Engines: The 280-hp 3.6L V6 engine on the Pilot is comparable, but not quite as powerful, as the 295-hp 3.6L V6 engine for the Highlander. However, when you hit the road, it is not likely that you will notice the small difference.
  • Fuel Capacity: Not only is the Pilot’s fuel economy better, it saves you even more with a 19.6 gallon fuel tank compared to the 17.9 gallon fuel tank on the best Highlander trim.
  • Towing Capacity: These vehicles share a max towing of 5,000 pounds.

2020 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Price

Finally, the price of the Pilot helps seal the deal on the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Highlander matchup. The Highlander costs you $34,600 MSRP to start, while the Pilot is significantly lower at $31,650 MSRP*.

Find the 2020 Honda Pilot at Rudolph Honda!

El Paso drivers who want a stellar new SUV can contact Rudolph Honda to continue research on the 2020 Honda Pilot! Our finance center can help you with a payment plan, and our service center can keep your car in optimal condition. Please contact us with any questions — we would love to chat about the Pilot and any other vehicle!

*2019 model image used. **MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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