|Toyota Highlander||Nissan Pathfinder||Honda Pilot||Ford Explorer|
|Engine Power||295 hp @ 6600 rpm||284 hp @ 6400 rpm|
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
290 hp @ 6500 rpm
|Engine Torque||263 ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm||259 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm|
262 ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm
255 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
Are you a driver searching for an SUV with the latest tech, safety, and versatility? Stuck between the Toyota Highlander, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Honda Pilot or the Ford Explorer? We'll breakdown some of the differences so drivers can make a more informed decision.
Coming standard with a host of driver assistance features, an three hybrid versions, and seating for up to seven passengers the Highlander is one highly functional modern SUV.
The LE Base trim offers drivers a solid mix of tech, safety, and performance. This base trim comes outfitted with Toyota Safety Sense Plus, which is a bundle of driver assistance features and safety systems that range from automatic high beams to active cruise control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, to lane-departure alert and warning.
Beyond these safety features, the 2018 LE Highlander comes standard with seating for seven-passengers, a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touch screen infotainment system with Toyota's Entune audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition. On the performance side of things, the LE comes standard with a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine that produces 185 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of torque. Paired with the 2.7-liter engine is a six-speed automatic transmission.
Coming with a larger standard infotainment touch screen than the Honda Pilot (6.1-inches), the Highlander also comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense Plus system.
The standard trim comes with a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine that provides 185 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of torque. The Safety Sense Plus offers up a hefty selection of driver assistance features for drivers to enjoy, including:
Every trim has an option to add all-wheel drive. Plus, drivers can opt for one of the following engines (depending on trim of choice):