Compare 2012 Toyota Highlander vs 2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Toyota Highlander
2012 Honda Pilot
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $25,783 $28,240
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $26,838 $29,395
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $28,161 $30,845
FWD 4-Door I4 SE 20 25 $29,987 $32,845
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,042 $34,000
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,366 $35,450
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,635 $35,745
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,959 $37,195
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,783
$26,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,240
$28,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid to roomy, three-row family crossover wagons what the Camry is to mid-size sedans: comfortable, safe, and full-featured—but more than a little bland. Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
42.3 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
145.7 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 78.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.4 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 19.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3946 4299
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4100 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800 250 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Honda Pilot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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