See How the Toyota Highlander Compares to the Honda Pilot in Conroe, TX

Gullo Toyota proudly welcomes the new Toyota Highlander to our SUV inventory and we invite Texas shoppers to see how this midsize crossover compares to one of its top challengers: the Honda Pilot. While both stand tall as two highly sought-after crossovers among families, you will find a number of key differences separate the two immensely. If you want to get the most out of your next SUV and have something ready for any adventure you and your family had in mind, we encourage you to learn more about the Toyota Highlander. See how our crossover compares to the Honda Pilot here at Gullo Toyota, then visit us here at 500 IH 45 S in Conroe, TX to learn more.

Performance/Fuel Economy

Many Toyota models tend to shine in terms of their overall fuel economy and commuter-friendly value, the Highlander proves no exception. Its  standard V6 engine, while robust, enables the Toyota Highlander to travel almost 30 mpg on the highway, making this SUV a great choice for road trips. The Toyota Highlander also comes available as a gas/electric hybrid model, complete with AC synchronous electric motors for maximum efficiency. As of now, Honda only recently began offering one of their SUVs as a hybrid, but not the Honda Pilot. This midsize crossover only runs on one 280-horsepower V6 that enables the Pilot to travel up to 27 mpg on the highway.

The standard engine of the Toyota Highlander even offers a bit more powertrain overall, generating up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. The V6 engine of the Pilot generates up to 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet.

Protection and Value

While their starting prices remain fairly comparable, the Toyota Highlander stands out in terms of the protection provided by this company, as well as the overall value of this SUV. Each new Toyota Highlander model in Conroe, TX comes backed by two years/25,000 miles of ToyotaCare, giving you extra protection for covered emergency repairs/non-emergency maintenance, on top of existing warranties. Honda, unfortunately, does not offer similar extra protection for the Pilot, only the current coverage the company provides.

On top of this protection, the Highlander holds more of its value over a short and long period of time, according to the Automotive Leasing Guide (ALG). The Highlander holds up to 63 percent of its residual value after a 36-month lease and up to nearly half of its value after a 60 month lease. The Honda Pilot does not offer as much resale value, retaining up to 59 percent of its residuals after 36 months and up to 39 percent after 60 months.

Interior and Comfort


If you shop with the whole family in mind, you want to know that the Toyota Highlander has all of the space you could need for your daily travels and outdoor getaways you had in mind. The Toyota comes prepared for just about any journey, with lots of space for cargo and capability. When you field in  the rear seatbacks of the new Highlander, you will find up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo volume exists behind the second-row seatbacks with up to 84.3 cubic feet in total behind the front seats. The Honda Pilot offers up to 46.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second-row seats and up to 83.8 cubic feet behind the front seats.

In order to keep everyone in optimal comfort for the whole journey, the Highlander features standard tri-zone automatic climate control. This advanced automatically-adjusting climate control system features driver and passenger-side controls as well as a separate second-row control panel and air vents in the second and third rows. Tri-zone climate control comes available on most trims of the Pilot, but you will find it absent from the base.

Check out the Toyota Highlander Today

The newest Toyota Highlander offers families more of what they need in life- more savings, more versatility, and more convenience. We invite you to find your next new Toyota Highlander model among our inventory at Gullo Toyota and to schedule a test drive today. Visit our Conroe, TX Toyota dealership to learn more, we look forward to meeting you!


Gullo Toyota Of Conroe

500 Interstate 45 South
Directions Conroe, TX 77304

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