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Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

Chart is based on 330 fuel economy reports for the Honda Pilot and 230 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Highlander.

Honda Pilot MPG

Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2016 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2012 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2012 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2011 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2011 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2010 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2010 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2009 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2009 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2008 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2008 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2007 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2007 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2006 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2006 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2005 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2003 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 30 60 70 25.7  
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 10 20 60 70 22.5  
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med hvy 5 20 50 25 70 18.3  
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 5 23 64 70 21.0  
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med none 4 5 32 59 94 19.7  
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 18 39 38 67 20.2  
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 9 10 34 47 67 17.8  
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 12 26 19 43 65 19.4  
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 6 26 29 39 73 18.0  
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 11 11 31 47 67 20.2  
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 2 9 33 56 67 18.7  
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 12 28 54 69 19.5  
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 12 17 41 30 67 17.1  
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 34 19 44 66 19.2  
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 4 23 31 42 66 18.1  
2005 4dr SUV 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 8 14 23 56 65 19.5  
2004 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 4 10 34 52 70 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 16 31 47 83 16.5  

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Toyota Highlander MPG

Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2016 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2015 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2014 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2013 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005.5 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2001 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 5 95 75 24.2  
2015 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 70 23.5  
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 23.7  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 0 70 100 19.4  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 10 34 41 57 21.0  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 20 45 35 70 32.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 1 80 18 67 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 7 28 65 60 20.5  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 23 28 25 25 85 28.8  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 17.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 2 2 95 80 24.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 19 27 40 68 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 9 20 36 35 64 24.7  
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 24.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 73 25.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 15 47 37 90 21.2  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 14 27 15 44 110 26.5  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat lead light 13 15 63 8 80 24.2  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 20 50 0 30 65 22.6  
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 6 14 22 58 73 20.3  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 15 12 16 57 92 19.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 19 26 23 32 66 25.8  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 28 35 27 69 25.4  
2005.5 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 60 15 100 15.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 22 24 25 28 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 16 34 47 70 20.5  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 59 14 18 61 16.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 6 12 6 76 98 21.5  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 55 35 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 20 60 10 75 21.4  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 8 18 5 68 63 19.6  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 30 25 28 85 22.3  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 50 18 30 70 18.9  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 55 14 31 63 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 2 3 88 60 26.9  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 70 22.4  

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Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 Aided by cylinder deactivation while cruising, the 2015 Honda Pilot's fuel economy figures were about average in the class: 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 17/24 with all-wheel drive (AWD). For 2016, a reduction in curb weight, an updated engine, and a sixth transmission ratio bump the ratings to 19/27 with FWD and 18/26 with AWD. The Touring and Elite trims include a nine-speed automatic that adds another MPG to the city ratings, tying the best-in-class Nissan Pathfinder. The Toyota Highlander doesn't even do as well with its base four-cylinder engine (20/25) and lags with its V6 (19/25 with FWD, 18/24 with AWD). In hybrid form the Highlander only has much of an edge in city driving (27/28). The Ford Explorer is competitive with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (19/28 with FWD, 18/26 with AWD), but with a V6 falls well short of the Pilot's fuel efficiency. As do the GM crossovers. In my suburban driving the Pilot's trip computer typically reported low 20s but as high as 27.7. This is similar to the Pathfinder and a few MPG better than the Highlander. On a 70-MPH hgihway the trip computer reported an average of 26 MPG. see full Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
City fuel economy is lousy (average about 11 mpg), but our highway numbers are great for such a huge vehicle, particularly if we stay at 65 mph or slower. I've been able to sustain 29 mpg on a flat road at 55 mph. see full Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
When new, routinely 13L per 100 or worse, but improved after 1st oil change. Now at 10,000 Km, the gas mileage is around 11.6L per 100 in mixed driving. Gas mileage is VERY sensitive to wind direction. see full Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy for a 7 place suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Many of the non-Hybrid SUVs have lower fuel economy that then Pilot. I am getting close to 20 MPG on average. A significant improvement over my previous SUVs. see full Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Mileage improved over GMC Denail that was ageing. see full Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
best in its class. Highlander gives better mileage buts its NOT a 8 seater. see full Honda Pilot review
2005 4dr SUV 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same fuel economy as the highlander, but with regular fuel, despite the poliot being the larger vehicle see full Honda Pilot review
2004 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
For this mid-large size SUV, getting 21-22 MPG with AWD is great see full Honda Pilot review
2004 0 Great fuel economy for the size. see full Honda Pilot review
2004 0 Great fuel economy for the size. see full Honda Pilot review
Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy for a 7 place suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
not so good in the city excellent highway economy for a large suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Not as good as I would expect: no better, than real 4x4 SUVs, such as 4Runner see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The fuel economy is decent, but there is always room for improvement. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
could be better see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
No 4 cylinder model available so city MPG < 20. see full Honda Pilot review
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Averaging 18 MPG and squeezing out nearly 20 when I drive slow and easy. see full Honda Pilot review
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
get 14 mpg around town and 27 on the road see full Honda Pilot review
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Too Low see full Honda Pilot review
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
0 see full Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far see full Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating. see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there. see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Tremendous, how 2.8 tons of weight use as much as 7L/100km - outstanding! see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Very good for sucha large and capable vehicle. see full Toyota Highlander review
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a SUV 20 MPG is pretty good, I can drive a car i like without suffering to much at the pump see full Toyota Highlander review
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Making conscious choices to drive gas-sparingly, I often get over 400 miles per fill up. see full Toyota Highlander review
Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumes btwn 19 and 24 MPg (cdn) city/hwy see full Toyota Highlander review
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same as the pilot, but with premuim fuel recommended see full Toyota Highlander review