2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Honda Pilot

While families can certainly get by with bare-bones transportation, the features and amenities offered by modern family haulers can really help make the difference between counting down the minutes to arrival and enjoying the journey. If you need to haul a large family, the three-row SUV segment has recently exploded with stand-out models like the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Honda Pilot that really understand the needs of large families and include features like easy-access rear seats, cargo storage options, and connectivity. Find out if the 2018 Toyota Highlander or the 2018 Honda Pilot is your best fit with a list of specs and safety features listed below.

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Honda Pilot

$31,030 Starting MSRP $30,900
Yes Standard Active Safety No
Yes Available Rear Seat Entertainment Yes
Yes Available Second-Row Captain's Chairs Yes

2018 Highlander Offers Standard Active Safety

The 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Honda Pilot are both great choices in the three-row segment. Each model offers a full range of family-friendly amenities like a power liftgate and rear seat entertainment that should more than accommodate most family's needs just fine. The largest differential between the two models is in active safety offerings. While both models have similar active safety features available, the 2018 Toyota Highlander offers them as standard on every trim and the 2018 Honda Pilot doesn't. Car shoppers will need to add the Honda Sensing system for additional money on mid-level trims or purchase a wallet-busting top-of-the-line trim to receive them as standard. Find a list of the standard active safety found on the 2018 Toyota Highlander below.

  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System
  • Pedestrian Detection 
  • Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Automatic High Beams

Find the 2018 Toyota Highlander available for test drives, lease, and purchase at the Rochester Toyota dealership at 4365 Canal Place Southeast in Rochester, MN. Find additional comparisons and research information available on the Rochester Toyota website under the New Car tab on the homepage.