The 2014 Toyota Highlander Comes Up Short in Value

February 7th, 2014 by

Pilot_Slider1A new vehicle like the 2014 Toyota Highlander needs to be something that not only is affordable and practical but also offers a value beyond competition like the 2014 Honda Pilot.

As Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers, we clearly have a bias in favor of the Pilot, but when you look at these two SUVs side by side, we think it’s pretty clear that the Pilot’s advantage is well-earned.

Honda Wins Out on Features

If you have been looking at Honda vehicles at all in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that starting in 2013, a new group of features became standard equipment on the entry-level LX trims. If not, we’re letting you know now that Honda has helped to redefine the idea of “standard features,” and vehicles like the Highlander are still catching up.

Some amenities you’ll find on the entry-level Pilot include:

  • High-res 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (Honda’s i-MID)
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Built-in rearview camera system
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

Now, the Highlander can have some features added on to compete with the Pilot, but at the end of the day, those are upgrades you’ll have to pay for. And even when the Toyota does have a comparable feature—like their 6.1-inch touchscreen interface—it comes up short compared to the Honda.

The Pilot also gives you more room for storage, with a total of 87 cubic feet of available storage space compared to the Highlander’s 83.7 cubic feet. Just the amount you’ll need for that extra bag for the family vacation.

Visit a Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer Today

If you’re looking for a brand new Honda, you know that you can find one of our Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers pretty easily; we have five locations, each waiting with a sales staff that wants to help you find your next Honda.

Visit us today and take a test drive of the 2014 Honda Pilot to see it for yourself.


Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers includes Art Moehn Honda, Capital Honda, Honda of Grand Blanc, Thelen Honda, and Williams Honda

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