Compare Toyota Highlander

Compare the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Winston Salem, NC

If you're in the market for a safe, spacious and capable family SUV, you're in luck. There's all kinds of two- and three-row SUVs that are ideal for family driving and cruising around with tons of cargo inside, but few match the overall excellence of the new 2018 Toyota Highlander, found here at our dealership near Kernersville, Burlington and Lexington. Providing both an efficient four-cylinder in its base setup, and the recommended V-6 engine in other trims, the new Highlander gets you around safely and capably, all while adding the strong Toyota features you'd expect. Find your new Highlander by visiting our Winston Salem, NC Toyota dealer serving Greensboro and High Point today and we'll happily take you for a test drive.

Before you visit us from Thomasville, Mt. Airy or Salisbury, take a look at how the new Highlander stacks up against two other popular SUVs, the new 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. This will give you an idea how the Highlander separates itself to stand out in a crowded SUV market.


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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Honda Pilot Comparison in Winston Salem

Both of these SUVs are three-row setups with maximum seating for eight. When you skip over the base level of the Highlander - which we really only recommend for city-minded drivers - the LE offers you better performance, better fuel efficiency and is more affordable than the comparable edition of the Pilot. Furthermore, Toyota offers a hybrid version of the Highlander, whereas the Pilot is only available in a fuel-powered setup. Read through to see how these two SUVs compare, then visit us today to make the smart choice with the new Highlander.

  • When comparing the Highlander LE edition - basically the base level with the V-6 engine - to the Pilot EX, the Toyota SUV comes with a lower price. That's a recurring theme as you sort through comparable trim levels for each, as the Highlander delivers more and better features for what you're paying.
  • The standard Toyota Safety Sense package in the Highlander includes safety features like automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. Those kinds of safety features have to be added as extra options with the EX and EX-L trims - and the higher editions - of the Pilot.
  • The V-6 setup of the Highlander offers you better performance (295-horsepower) than the Pilot's V-6 (280 horsepower), as well as a slight advantage in fuel economy.

2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Comparison in Winston Salem

Another popular three-row SUV, the Pathfinder is even more limited than the Pilot, especially when trying to stack up to the incredible new 2018 Toyota Highlander. While you'll find some similarities, overall the Highlander proves in all kinds of areas to be the better SUV for family driving around the Greensboro and High Point areas. See these comparisons, then visit us today.

  • When comparing the recommended LE version of the Highlander to the comparable Pathfinder SV, the Toyota SUV is a more affordable option. From there you can add features or choose a higher trim of the Highlander at a more cost-effective rate than if you were to deck out the Pathfinder.
  • The Highlander offers both seating for up to eight, compared to a max seven-passenger capacity for the Pathfinder, and more cargo space than the Nissan SUV. Those two qualities - passenger capacity and cargo space - are crucial for a family SUV, and the Toyota is clearly the way to go.
  • The standard Toyota Safety Sense suite in the Highlander starts you off with some high-end driver assistance features, while the Pathfinder makes it more expensive to add similar safety systems to the mix.