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Vehicle Comparisons:
2016 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

Whether it’s because of the increased cargo room, improvements in fuel-efficient technology, or list of impressive entertainment options, a lot of people are interested in driving an SUV these days. Two models in particular, the 2016 Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander, have people around the Philadelphia, Malvern and King of Prussia area wondering which SUV is right for them.

In this Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander vehicle comparison, our team at Full Throttle will take a closer look at the available room, fuel economy, and technology features of these vehicles so that you can discover what sets the 2016 Pilot apart from other SUVs.

Cargo and Passenger Volume: Pilot vs. Highlander

It’s no secret that interior cargo and passenger room is one of the most attractive aspects of owning an SUV. Evidently, interior space is something that the 2016 Honda Pilot takes seriously.

2016 Honda Pilot InteriorWhile both the Pilot and the Highlander can seat up to eight passengers, the Honda Pilot provides more total passenger volume at 153.1 cubic feet in the Elite to 144.9 cubic feet in the Toyota Highlander. Unless you want a moonroof, in which case the Highlander only has 142.2 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Cargo room is another important feature to consider. The 2016 Honda Pilot offers a total cargo volume of 83.9 cubic feet, with 16.5 cubic feet of it behind the third. That means you can fit eight passengers and still have room for groceries or a couple of beach chairs and a cooler. The Highlander, on the other hand, comes close with its 83.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo room, but only offers drivers 13.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row.