Safety, reliability, and comfort are all highly-valued aspects within the vehicle market, especially when it comes to SUVs. With its 2018 Highlander, Toyota has met these needs and even anticipated others you perhaps didn’t know you had. This popular crossover SUV continually wins the hearts of drivers everywhere with its comprehensive set of safety technology as well as its wide variety of features. Team One Toyota invites drivers near Oxford, AL to explore how the 2018 Highlander compares to its competitors - the 2019 Honda Pilot included. Get to know how these two SUVs line up against one another below, then swing by our dealership in Rainbow City, AL for a test drive of the 2018 Highlander of your choosing to experience its performance for yourself!
From the LE I4, all the way through to the Limited Platinum V6, Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) accompanies every 2018 Highlander trim level as standard equipment, meaning you don’t have to upgrade or pay more for this technology to be available to you. This assortment of state-of-the-art safety tech keeps a well-engineered, protective lookout for Highlander inhabitants with features such as its Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. While the 2019 Honda Pilot does feature a braking system and cruise control, a key difference worth noting is that its Adaptive Cruise Control lacks the ability to adjust the car’s speed when a slower-moving vehicle is detected ahead. This, however, is something most new Toyota vehicles (2018 Highlander included) can accomplish at no additional cost to you.
Often brushed aside, comfort for all passengers is paramount, and it’s also an aspect in which the 2018 Toyota Highlander certainly delivers. Rear occupants of the Highlander can easily tailor their back-seat experience to their needs with a Rear Climate Control feature that allows them to adjust the Rear Air Conditioning and Heater. Toyota equipped the 2018 Highlander with this as standard equipment available on every trim, while 2019 Pilot vehicles only offer this upon upgrading to more expensive models. With the Highlander, you can also enjoy a CD player, Dual Climate Control, Illuminated Vanity Mirrors, an Outside Temperature Gauge, as well as Voice Activated Controls. These are all features that are standard in all 2018 Highlander vehicles but require increased payment for the 2019 Honda Pilot.
Unlike the 2019 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Highlander offers you tons of advanced features without costing you extra. Another advantage of choosing the 2018 Highlander over Honda’s 2019 Pilot is ToyotaCare, which comes standard with every new Toyota purchased here at Team One Toyota! With this maintenance plan that comes at no additional cost, we provide you with complimentary scheduled maintenance for your new Highlander for two years or 25,000 miles - whichever comes first. From oil changes to tire rotations and multi-point vehicle inspections, we’ve got you covered.
Now that you’ve taken a close look at the 2018 Highlander and how it compares to its 2019 Pilot competitor, you may be ready to experience this vehicle for yourself. Sound accurate? Head over to our Toyota dealership in Rainbow City, AL where our Team One Toyota professionals can assist you on your hunt for the vehicle that meets and exceeds all of your needs!