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Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Pilot 45
95.4545454545% 95.4545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Pilots, 7.0 months of data per Pilot, average 6300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with trim, including a piece of the roof rack that becomes detached.
2016 Toyota Highlander 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Highlanders, 3.7 months of data per Highlander, average 4200 miles

 

2015 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Pilots, 9.8 months of data per Pilot, average 15500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Toyota Highlander 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Highlanders, 10.1 months of data per Highlander, average 11900 miles

 

2014 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 21800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Toyota Highlander 38
65.4285714286% 65.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Highlanders, 10.4 months of data per Highlander, average 25800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with infotainment head unit.

 

2013 Honda Pilot 21
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Pilots, 10.2 months of data per Pilot, average 37100 miles
2013 Toyota Highlander 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Highlanders, 9.5 months of data per Highlander, average 36800 miles

 

2012 Honda Pilot 25
24.6543778802% 24.6543778802% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Pilots, 9.4 months of data per Pilot, average 50500 miles
2012 Toyota Highlander 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Highlanders, 10.5 months of data per Highlander, average 56800 miles

 

2011 Honda Pilot 18
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Pilots, 9.7 months of data per Pilot, average 71600 miles
2011 Toyota Highlander 20
10.3174603175% 10.3174603175% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Highlanders, 9.9 months of data per Highlander, average 67900 miles

 

2010 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 75400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Highlander 38
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Highlanders, 9.1 months of data per Highlander, average 67500 miles

 

2009 Honda Pilot 41
24.5098039216% 24.5098039216% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 90500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2009 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Highlanders, 10.6 months of data per Highlander, average 81700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Pilot 25
6.04395604396% 6.04395604396% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 97300 miles
2008 Toyota Highlander 39
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Highlanders, 9.3 months of data per Highlander, average 100200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Honda Pilot 52
28.9346246973% 28.9346246973% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 114900 miles
2007 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Highlanders, 8.8 months of data per Highlander, average 116000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Pilot 51
31.5584415584% 31.5584415584% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Pilots, 10.4 months of data per Pilot, average 126200 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with radiator leaks.
2006 Toyota Highlander 47
27.4025974026% 27.4025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Highlanders, 9.0 months of data per Highlander, average 121700 miles

 

2005 Honda Pilot 55
25.4797441365% 25.4797441365% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Pilots, 9.7 months of data per Pilot, average 134700 miles
2005 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Highlanders, 8.6 months of data per Highlander, average 137900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda Pilot 57
27.9220779221% 27.9220779221% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 145400 miles
2004 Toyota Highlander 47
19.2640692641% 19.2640692641% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Highlanders, 8.9 months of data per Highlander, average 120800 miles

 

2003 Honda Pilot 82
37.8842676311% 37.8842676311% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Pilots, 8.5 months of data per Pilot, average 141500 miles

First model year.

 

2002 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Highlanders, 12.0 months of data per Highlander, average 127300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Highlanders, 8.3 months of data per Highlander, average 147400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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YearComment
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5-speed automatic AWD
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YearComment
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