Your big family needs a 3-row SUV that can handle your big needs. If you’re on the hunt for a model that’s roomy and versatile, the 2022 Honda Pilot and 2022 Toyota Highlander are both strong contenders—but which one should you choose for your commutes and school drop-offs?
Allow Northside Honda to be of assistance. We’ve created this thorough 2022 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison for our customers near San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights. Keep reading to see how these two big-name models measure up and pick your favorite!
3RD ROW LEGROOM
Your mode of transport must fit your whole family, so the next time you’re on vacation or picking up the little ones for a play date, everyone can squeeze in. Luckily, the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are both roomy 3-row SUVs that can fit your crew.
The Toyota Highlander offers 141.3 cubic feet of total passenger volume and can comfortably sit up to eight people, so no one in the gang will feel left out. However, the third row is a bit tight for anyone who isn’t child-sized, with only 36.1 inches of headroom and 27.7 inches of legroom.
Ultimately, the Honda Pilot offers you and your passengers a bit more wiggle room with a standard 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume which also seats up to eight. Anyone in the third row will have more space to stretch, with 38.9 inches of headroom and 31.9 inches of legroom.
Another thing about families is that they bring a lot of stuff with them. Need to take your kiddo and their gear to soccer practice? Did your spouse just buy a bunch of new plants for the garden?
We know that you have a lot to do and like to be prepared for whatever life throws at you. Luckily, both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander allow you to fold down the rear seats to maximize storage space.
The Toyota Highlander has an impressive amount of cargo room—but you’ll only have 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats when they are upright. The Honda Pilot, however, eclipses the Highlander in terms of room behind the third row. You’ll have up to 18.5 cubic feet of cargo volume to fit family and cargo.
Overall, the Honda Pilot gives drivers up to 109 cubic feet of total cargo volume, which is quite impressive. You’ll have plenty of room for what you need.
When driving to work or taking the kids to school, you’ll probably want a sophisticated audio and multimedia system to keep everyone entertained during the commute. In many ways, the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are evenly matched in this regard.
Some of the standard features included in both the 2022 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander include:
Both SUVs provide you with a plethora of music options. You can also connect your compatible device to play the songs you want to hear. So, how are you supposed to decide between the two? Well, the Honda Pilot does offer some novel features the Toyota Highlander doesn’t have.
Standard Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation will automatically adjust your audio when you’re going faster, so the noise of the highway won’t drown out your favorite playlist. Another cool feature of the Honda Pilot is the standard CabinControl® remote compatibility. If you have friends or family in the back, they can use an app to adjust their entertainment from their seats.
With these features, the Honda Pilot goes the extra mile.