2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

An Update on the 2015 Toyota Highlander for West Michigan Drivers

If you’re in the market for a new SUV in West Michigan, the 2015 Toyota Highlander may be on your radar, but how does it stack up to the competition? Even with standard amenities like a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera, the Highlander falls short of some competing models. And we haven’t even talked about the engine yet. A 185-hp four-cylinder that earns 25 mpg on the highway is all well and good for a smaller crossover, but if you want to go up against the big competitors, you’re going to need to do more. In the big picture, we don’t know that the Highlander has what it takes to go against popular family-sized crossovers.

Take the 2015 Honda Pilot, for instance. It’s available now in West Michigan, and it has a 250-hp 3.5L V6 engine under the hood as standard. Yet 2015 Pilot 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg,* same as that 185-hp four-cylinder on the Highlander. And then there are the features; the Highlander’s amenities are nice, though Honda does features better. Each Pilot comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for easy connecting of your smartphone, Pandora internet radio compatibility, SMS texting capabilities, a rearview camera, and much more. And while Toyota would have drivers upgrade their engine and then add on all-wheel drive, you can have four-wheel drive on any trim level of the Pilot.

See what separates these models in our side-by-side comparison below, then let us show you the 2015 Honda Pilot firsthand at a West Michigan Honda Dealer.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.