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Honda vs. Toyota Highlander Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 30
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Pilots, 5.4 months of data per Pilot, average 4700 miles

 

2015 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Pilots, 8.7 months of data per Pilot, average 11800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Toyota Highlander 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Highlanders, 9.2 months of data per Highlander, average 9900 miles

 

2014 Honda Pilot 40
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 19200 miles
2014 Toyota Highlander 41
72.2857142857% 72.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Highlanders, 10.7 months of data per Highlander, average 22700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2013 Honda Pilot 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Pilots, 10.6 months of data per Pilot, average 34200 miles
2013 Toyota Highlander 13
4.18719211823% 4.18719211823% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Highlanders, 9.4 months of data per Highlander, average 34700 miles

 

2012 Honda Pilot 21
16.0714285714% 16.0714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 48200 miles
2012 Toyota Highlander 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Highlanders, 9.8 months of data per Highlander, average 52200 miles

 

2011 Honda Pilot 16
4.69387755102% 4.69387755102% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 67400 miles
2011 Toyota Highlander 19
9.59183673469% 9.59183673469% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Highlanders, 9.2 months of data per Highlander, average 64100 miles

 

2010 Honda Pilot 48
48.9010989011% 48.9010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 70400 miles
2010 Toyota Highlander 30
22.5274725275% 22.5274725275% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Highlanders, 10.1 months of data per Highlander, average 64900 miles

No clear reason why this stat should be higher than those for other model years.

 

2009 Honda Pilot 36
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Pilots, 9.8 months of data per Pilot, average 88200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2009 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Highlanders, 10.7 months of data per Highlander, average 81000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Pilot 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Pilots, 10.2 months of data per Pilot, average 94200 miles
2008 Toyota Highlander 41
23.6263736264% 23.6263736264% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Highlanders, 9.4 months of data per Highlander, average 95400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Honda Pilot 52
32.5974025974% 32.5974025974% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 109900 miles
2007 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Highlanders, 9.3 months of data per Highlander, average 114100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Pilot 58
36.7167919799% 36.7167919799% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 124300 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with radiator leaks.
2006 Toyota Highlander 49
27.694235589% 27.694235589% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Highlanders, 9.2 months of data per Highlander, average 119700 miles

 

2005 Honda Pilot 44
18.4807256236% 18.4807256236% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 134300 miles
2005 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Highlanders, 10.2 months of data per Highlander, average 133700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda Pilot 51
22.0682302772% 22.0682302772% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 146500 miles
2004 Toyota Highlander 33
6.71641791045% 6.71641791045% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Highlanders, 10.2 months of data per Highlander, average 118500 miles

 

2003 Honda Pilot 116
63.5531135531% 63.5531135531% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 144800 miles

First model year.

 

2002 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Highlanders, 10.9 months of data per Highlander, average 131200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Highlanders, 8.1 months of data per Highlander, average 136400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Neutral
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2016 Since it's so new, the 2016 Honda Pilot's reliability is not yet known. But the related Acura MDX has been glitchy, and car owners have been complaining about the nine-speed automatic employed in the Touring and Elite in a number of different cars. In contrast, the Toyota Highlander has a proven record, making it a safer bet. see full 2016 Honda Pilot review