A three-row SUV must be able to carry a full cabin of family and friends with lasting comfort and vigilant safety, and the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot both handle these duties with ease. Modern drivers also expect smart technology from their family vehicles, and these two SUVs vary widely when you analyze their systems and programs. Let’s compare their 2017 models to see which one has more to offer.
Toyota and Honda have always made safety their top priority, and that commitment is made abundantly clear with their excellent safety ratings and crash test scores. In addition to their reassuring testing results, the SUVs can be equipped with intelligent safety systems to help you watch out for road hazards and protect yourself and others. Only the Highlander comes standard with the lauded Toyota Safety Sense bundle, a high-tech suite of systems and programs including pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning. Although the Pilot can be stocked with its own safety features, you’ll need to spring for a higher trim than the base model to equip them.
The infotainment features in each model can vary, but you’ll notice a stark difference in the ease of use between SUVs. The Toyota comes with a straightforward Entune touchscreen infotainment system with Siri Eyes Free as a standard feature. It responds promptly to user inputs and makes selecting and managing your favorite apps simple and seamless. While the Pilot does offer some popular features, you’ll find that accessing and controlling them is not as simple as it is in the Highlander. Critics have bemoaned the Pilot’s lack of physical controls, as the interface forces you to rely on an outdated touchscreen with distracting sliders in place of analog knobs.
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