Not Ready To Buy New: 2018 Honda Pilot Vs. The 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Honda PilotIt’s time to purchase a new set of wheels. “New to you,” anyway. As a consumer, you have to ask yourself the initial question, “Should I buy new or used”? Of course, everyone’s situation is different. Buying a used car over a new car might make more sense for you. One thing is for sure, if you invest your hard-earned money in a vehicle, it’s smart to do your homework to find out if the car you choose is reliable.  

Japanese carmakers dominate the reliability surveys with Honda and Toyota both sitting in the top 10. This post will explore two of the shining stars in these Japanese brands’ line-up, the 2018 Honda Pilot and 2018 Toyota Highlander. We will examine and highlight the differences between the two and supply the information you need to make the best decision.


Price is undoubtedly an essential factor to consider when choosing which vehicle to purchase. The Honda Pilot wins this category by a landslide. The base-level price on the 2018 Honda Pilot begins at $25,550 MSRP while the 2018 Toyota Highlander post a $29,200 MSRP. Price isn’t always an accurate indicator when determining which car fits your specific needs. It’s essential to consider the features and options each vehicle offers. 

Pilot Vs. Highlander

Both vehicles have three-row seating and sell exceptionally well in that market. The 2018 Honda Pilot sets itself apart by making the third row comfortable for everyone, not just small children.  

The Honda Pilot also has a more powerful V6 engine than the Highlander’s four cylinders. 

Fuel Efficiency

When choosing the right crossover SUV, fuel efficiency is a top priority for most shoppers. And the 2018 Honda Civic and Toyota Highlander are actually tied in this category.

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Find Your 2018 Honda Pilot at O’Daniel Honda

If you’re looking for a great crossover SUV with comfortable third-row seating, a powerful standard V6, and premium technology at an affordable price, the Pilot may be the better SUV for you. The next step is the test drive. Message, call, or stop by O’Daniel Honda today. Our friendly sales staff can answer any questions and even schedule a time for a test drive!