Pilot vs Highlander & Pathfinder


HONDA PILOT TOURING 7PVS TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LIMITED V6 AWD
   
MULTIFUNCTIONAL CENTRE CONSOLE
Pilot's multifunctional centre console outfits the front row with an array of conveniences. A sliding tambour door covers a main storage compartment that's large enough to fit 5 iPads, while newly available wireless charging, a 12-volt power outlet, plus USB and auxiliary jacks offer plenty of functionality. Highlander's roll-top centre console box might be generous with its 24.5 litres of storage space but lacks the flexibility of Pilot's console.
   ONE-TOUCH 2ND-ROW SEATS
Pilot makes it easier to slide the 2nd-row captain's chairs with simple one-touch functionality. Buttons on the seat base and upper portion of the seatback make it much more convenient to get in and out of the 3rd row. The 2nd-row seats on Highlander require customers to perform a two-step process, first folding the seat, then sliding it forward. The result is a far less intuitive process than what one will find on Pilot. 
   2ND-ROW CENTRE CONSOLE 
2nd-row passengers on Pilot won't need to rest their drinks between their legs or on the floor, thanks to easily accessible cupholders. On Highlander, the 2nd-row cupholders are integrated into the fold-out side table, proving less convenient than Pilot while also taking up valuable storage space.
   CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Hauling cargo in Pilot is made much easier, thanks to its flexible Cargo Management System. Its two-position reversible lid allows cargo to be hidden in a lower compartment or repositioned at the bottom of the compartment to accommodate taller cargo. Plus, side compartments help store smaller items like groceries. Carrying loads in Highlander proves a bit more difficult because it lacks the total cargo space of Pilot and also lacks many of the Pilot's additional sections. And, while the 3rd row folds flat, folding the 2nd row creates an inclined surface, making for an awkward total storage space 
  HANDS-FREE ACCESS POWER TAILGATE
Pilot makes it easier to load and unload cargo with the new HandsFree Access Power Tailgate. Even with hands full, customers can simply make a swift in/out kicking motion under the middle of the rear bumper to access the trunk (customers must be in possession of the smart-entry remote). The tailgate can also be closed by using the same technique. Highlander's conventional tailgate offers no such convenience. 
  
HONDA PILOT TOURING 7PVS NISSAN PATHFINDER PLATINUM V6
   
MUSCULAR DESIGN
Especially when set against Pathfinder, Pilot's striking resemblance to a truck becomes evident. Even though Pathfinder matches Pilot with its 20-inch alloy rims, its graceful shape is more like that of a tall wagon. While such a design makes for a family-friendly appearance, it lacks the more rugged, dirt-road-ready look of Pilot.
  
 AUTO-DIMMING POWER-FOLDING SIDE MIRRORS
Pilot's side mirrors feature auto-dimming functionality that help keep drivers from being distracted by the glare of bright headlights. More than just eliminating a nuisance, this feature reduces driver distraction to help maintain optimal reaction times. Pathfinder drivers will be disappointed to find their side mirrors lack the same autodimming convenience.
   

LED FOG LIGHTS
Pilot drivers move with confidence through poor visibility thanks to LED fog lights. Not only is their white light brighter and more penetrating than the yellow light of halogen fog lights, they also last for years compared to halogen's average lifespan of 18-24 months. Pathfinder's fog lights don't offer LED bulbs.

   

RAIN-SENSING WIPERS
Pilot drivers don't have to fuss around searching for the right windshield wiper setting, thanks to rain-sensing wipers that activate as soon as rain hits the windshield. Not only do they begin working on their own, but they adjust speed based on how much moisture accumulation is detected on the glass. Pathfinder drivers won't find an equivalent feature on their vehicle.