2024 Toyota Grand Highlander vs 2024 Honda Pilot

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander vs 2024 Honda Pilot

At Westminster Toyota in Westminster, British Columbia, the spotlight shines on two standout SUVs set to redefine the driving landscape in 2024: the Toyota Grand Highlander and the Honda Pilot. This comparison takes a closer look at what each vehicle offers, highlighting their strengths to help you decide which SUV is your perfect match.

Model Comparison Table

Feature 2024 Honda Pilot 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
Starting MSRP* $53,784* $53,543*
Engine Options Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Gas/Electric I-4
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Displacement (litre) 3.5 2.4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Horsepower 285 265
Torque (lb-ft) 262  310 
Steering Power Steering Power Steering
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transmission 10-speed Automatic includes Shift-by-Wire, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Integrated Drive Modes 8-Speed Automatic
Electronically Controlled eCVT
6-Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shifters
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Consumption: City (L/100 km) 12.4 - 13.0 N/A
Fuel Consumption: Highway (L/100 km) 9.3 - 10.3  N/A
Fuel Consumption: Combined (L/100 km) 9.3 - 13.0 N/A
Fuel Capacity (litre) 70.0  65.0 - 68.0
Safety Features Brake Assist Brake Assist
Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot Monitor
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Keeping Assist
Cross-Traffic Alert Cross-Traffic Alert
Rear Parking Aid Rear Parking Aid
Lighting Daytime Running Lights Daytime Running Lights
Automatic Headlights Automatic Headlights
Infotainment Steering Wheel-Audio Controls Steering Wheel-Audio Controls
Navigation System Navigation System
Connectivity WiFi Hotspot
Bluetooth Connection Bluetooth Connection
Comfort Heated Steering Wheel Heated Steering Wheel
Maximum Cargo Volume (litre) 3166 - 3220  2761 
Passenger Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Dimensions (mm) Wheelbase: 2,891  Wheelbase: 2,949
Length: 5,077 - 5,085  Length: 5,116
Front Head Room: 993 - 1,029  Front Head Room: 1,016 - 1,054 
Rear Head Room: 996 - 1,021  Rear Head Room: 978 - 1,021 
Exterior Features Sun/Moon Roof Sun/Moon Roof
Luggage Rack
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Performance and Efficiency: A Tale of Two SUVs

The 2024 Honda Pilot and Toyota Grand Highlander are setting new benchmarks in the SUV segment. The Pilot, with its robust 3.5-litre V6 engine, delivers an impressive 285 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This power enables a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, ideal for adventure enthusiasts needing strength and versatility. Its 10-speed automatic transmission and various drive modes, including Normal, Econ, and Sport, ensure a dynamic driving experience.

On the other hand, the Toyota Grand Highlander redefines eco-friendly performance with its array of powertrain options. Its fourth-generation Toyota Hybrid System, featuring a 2.5-litre engine, produces 243 horsepower while achieving remarkable fuel efficiency at 7.0 L/100 km. For those craving more power, the Hybrid MAX powertrain offers a potent 362 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, balancing speed with an 8.8 L/100 km fuel efficiency, making it an engine for the fast lane.

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Safety and Technological Innovations

Safety is paramount, and both SUVs excel with advanced features. The Honda Pilot integrates Honda Sensing technologies, including Traffic Sign Recognition and Traffic Jam Assist, enhancing driver awareness and convenience in congested conditions. Similarly, Toyota's Safety Sense 3.0 in the Grand Highlander includes cutting-edge systems like Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Tracing Assist, offering unparalleled peace of mind.

Technology and interior design further distinguish these models. The Pilot's interior is designed for connectivity and comfort, with features like CabinTalk and an optional 12-speaker BOSE Premium Audio System, ensuring entertainment and communication across all seats. With its 12.3'' Toyota Multimedia system and advanced features like Cloud Navigation and Drive Connect, the Grand Highlander provides a seamless and connected driving experience.

Design That Speaks Volumes

Exterior design is another area where the Honda Pilot and Toyota Grand Highlander shine, each reflecting their unique character. The Pilot's rugged style, marked by its Trail Sport trim's smooth black grille and Shark Grey 18" aluminum-alloy wheels, embodies a spirit of adventure. Its efficient LED lighting and panoramic roof options enhance its appeal and functionality.

Conversely, the Grand Highlander impresses with its large-diameter 18" alloy wheels and an available Panoramic Moonroof on higher trims, offering breathtaking views and an open, airy cabin experience. These design choices speak to the SUVs' aesthetics and enhance their overall driving enjoyment and practicality.

Tailored to Your Lifestyle

Choosing between the 2024 Honda Pilot and Toyota Grand Highlander depends on what you value most in an SUV. The Pilot, with its robust engine and towing capacity, is ideal for those who seek adventure and versatility, making it a reliable companion for family outings or towing needs. Its focus on safety and interior technology makes it a top choice for families prioritizing comfort and connectivity.

The Grand Highlander appeals to those seeking an eco-friendly option without compromising power or luxury. Its hybrid options offer efficiency and performance, while its advanced safety and technology features provide a modern, connected driving experience. Its design caters to drivers who appreciate style and functionality, making it perfect for those who demand the best of both worlds.

Whichever you choose, both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Grand Highlander offer compelling reasons to be your next vehicle, each bringing its strengths to the forefront of the automotive landscape. If the Toyota Grand Highlander's eco-friendly efficiency, advanced technology, and sleek design appeal to you, Westminster Toyota in Westminster, British Columbia, is your go-to destination.

All pricing is based on British Columbia MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.