The Sun Toyota Comparison:


Toyota's mid-size crossover SUV is all-new for the 2020 model year and goes head-to-head with other three-row vehicles to provide families with a smart alternative to larger and pricier SUVs. The 2020 Toyota Highlander impresses on many fronts, but drivers may be wondering how it compares to other popular options in its class, like the 2020 Honda Pilot. Here, we'll review these two mid-size family vehicles and help you decide which may make more sense for your family.


While the aging Honda Pilot received minor updates last model year, in many ways, it can't compete with the fresh and modern style and amenities of the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander!


The sales specialists at Sun Toyota are experts in the redesigned 2020 Highlander and welcome you to shop and compare it to the 2020 Honda Pilot and other options in the mid-size, three-row crossover and SUV segment. See how the new Toyota Highlander stacks up against its rival from Honda in key areas below, then contact our team or stop by our Holiday, FL, dealership for full access to this Toyota family vehicle.


Power & Fuel Economy


Both the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Honda Pilot make use of a 3.5-liter V6 engine and offer front- or all-wheel drive connected to an automatic transmission. The Highlander's potent V6 generates more power, rated at 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a new 8-speed automatic that helps maximize efficiency. The Highlander is capable of an EPA-estimated 29 mpg* highway.


With the 2020 Honda Pilot, motorists can expect up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg* highway from the SUV's 280-hp V6 engine. A 6-speed automatic is standard and only pricier editions like the Touring trim and above get Honda's 9-speed automatic; either way, the Pilot can't match the Highlander in highway fuel efficiency.


If you're planning to tow with your new family vehicle, then both the Highlander and Honda's Pilot can assist, as they each offer a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds. The best way to determine if the Toyota Highlander's performance advantages translate to a better solution for your family is to test drive one, so head over from nearby Tampa to our dealership soon!

Cabin Technologies


When you're looking to maximize modern in-vehicle technology and safety systems in your new family hauler, you'll be impressed by what the completely redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander presents! This spacious ride boasts a standard 8-inch touchscreen display equipped with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® capability and even offers an available 12.3-inch touchscreen with integrated Dynamic Navigation.


Contrast the Highlander's huge and high-tech touchscreen multimedia interface to the aging design of the Honda Pilot's system and you'll agree this is another win for Toyota. The Pilot starts with a 5-inch LCD screen, with an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration available on pricier trim levels. Where the Pilot boasts Honda's Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, the 2020 Highlander is available with a bird's eye view camera, both of which give you expanded views beyond a standard backup camera.


Moving onto safety tech, the all-new 2020 Highlander is home to the next-generation Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite of safety and driver-assist features that includes many advanced systems designed to keep drivers alert and all occupants safer. Every 2020 Highlander boasts:

  • -Updated Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • -Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • -Automatic High Beams
  • -Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • -Lane Tracing Assist
  • -Road Sign Assist

Honda's 2020 Pilot includes a package of four driver aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and a pre-collision system to help enhance on-road confidence, but it lacks many of the technologies that the new Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite on the 2020 Highlander provides. With smart systems like Road Sign Assist, your new Highlander can display road information like the current speed limit and other signs you may have missed!


Schedule Your Highlander Test Drive Now


Ready to take a spin in that new Highlander that's caught your attention? Sun Toyota is here for New Port Richey, FL, area car buyers with access to the new Toyota vehicle lineup, including the reimagined 2020 Highlander that's available in a range of trim levels. There's even a hybrid version of this Toyota model, something that Honda doesn't offer on its Pilot SUV.


Discover the Highlander lineup in full today by shopping our website, where you can also explore the current Toyota finance and lease offers available. Our sales and finance associates are here for you, so contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour and test drive.


*2020 model year EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage will vary.