3643 Pierce Parkway • Billings, MT 59106
Charcoal 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

Gray 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

If you’re shopping for a versatile family vehicle, then you’ll want to compare the 2019 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander. Both of these 8-passenger SUVs have a lot to offer Cody area families, but the 3-row Honda SUV comes with a more powerful standard engine and more cargo space. Before you decide which family SUV you’ll be driving home, see how they match up in this comparison from Underriner Honda.

Pilot or Highlander: Engines & MPG

A balance of power and fuel efficiency is important to drivers in and around Laurel. See how the Pilot and Highlander performance specs compare:

  • 2019 Toyota Highlander: Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Highlander is a 185-hp 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that produces 185-hp with 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. A more powerful V6 engine is available, but you’ll have to pay more to get it.
  • 2019 Honda Pilot: The 2019 Honda Pilot is powered by a standard 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway*. You’ll definitely appreciate those extra highway mpgs the next time you take the family on a road trip to Yellowstone.

Pilot or Highlander: Towing Capacity & Payload

If you plan to tow a boat or trailer out to Cooney State Park, you’ll want to pick the SUV that has the better towing and payload capacity. When properly equipped, the base Highlander can tow up to 1,500 lbs, with a payload capacity of 1,486 to 1,602 lbs; V6 versions of the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 lbs. 2WD versions of the Pilot, on the other hand, can tow up to 3,500 lbs, more than doubling the base Highlander’s towing capacity! When equipped with AWD and the proper equipment, the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 lbs, similar to the V6 Highlander. Depending on which Pilot configuration you choose, you can expect a payload capacity ranging from 1,420 to 1,625 lbs.

Pilot or Highlander: Interior Dimensions

With the rear seats folded down, the maximum cargo capacity of the Highlander is 83.7 cubic feet, while the Pilot offers 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats up, the Highlander provides 13.8 cubic feet, compared to the 16.5 cubic feet you’ll get in the Pilot.

Both the Highlander and Pilot are SUVs with 3rd-row seating that can accommodate up to 8 passengers. However, your passengers will be more comfortable inside the Pilot with its 152.6 cubic feet of passenger space, compared to the 144.9 cubic feet of the Highlander.

Not only will your passengers have more room, but you’ll be able to haul more groceries and sporting gear around Laurel when you choose the Honda Pilot.

Experience the 2019 Honda Pilot at Underriner Honda

Explore the tech features of the safety-award-winning Honda Pilot, and see how it compares to the Honda Odyssey and Honda CR-V . You can also explore the new Honda Passport to see which member of the Honda lineup will best fit your family. Here at Underriner Honda, we have a fine selection of new Pilot models for you to choose from, so contact us to schedule a test drive at our Billings Honda dealership today! Before stopping in, check out our Honda Pilot lease specials to see our current deals.

More About the Honda Pilot from Underriner Honda

  • 2021 Honda Pilot Safety Rating

    There’s a reason the 2021 Honda Pilot is a popular midsize SUV amongst Billings drivers: in addition to its versatility, advanced convenience features, and impressive performance, the Honda Pilot safety rating proves it’s a smart choice. Read on below to discover the overall 2021 Honda Pilot safety rating, and contact us today to take it…

  • What are the 2021 Honda Pilot Configurations?

    There’s no denying the incredible ride a Honda SUV delivers on Cody roads, and if you’re looking for a model that delivers even more space and power behind the wheel, then check out the 2021 Honda Pilot configurations. This newly updated Honda lineup features a larger cabin for more passengers, stellar performance capabilities, advanced safety…

  • 2019 Honda Pilot Colors

    Once you’ve decided that a new 2019 Honda Pilot is the right SUV for your needs, you’ll not only want to pick the model that has all of the tech features and towing capacity you’re looking for, but you’ll also want to choose the Honda Pilot color that best suits your personal style. From bright metallic…

  • 2019 Honda Pilot Technology Features: Apple Carplay, Honda Sensing & More!

    When it comes to technology, many SUVs give luxury sedans a run for their money. The 2019 Honda Pilot is one such SUV. Even with the base trim, you’ll gain access to easy-to-operate technology, designed to keep you entertained and up-to-date on the happenings both inside and outside of your vehicle. Available Honda Pilot features,…

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us


Call Now

3643 Pierce Parkway • Billings, MT 59106

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-6pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-5pm

Underriner Honda 45.734564, -108.608927.