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2008 Honda Pilot VP

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2008 Honda Pilot
(2008 Honda Pilot 4dr 4x4 shown)
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2008 Toyota Highlander
(2008 Toyota Highlander 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $27,595 $27,500
Destination Charge $670 $745
Invoice Price $25,011 $24,475
Total List Price $28,265 $28,245
Available Engines 244-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 270-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed automatic w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
Overview 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Available:
immobilizer
Available:
immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, 7, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, fixed antenna
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, cassette, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, trunk/cargo area mounted 8-disc remote CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls, rear controls
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer
N/A
Available:
clock
N/A
Interior 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Air conditioning, front manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear with separate controls Available:
with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual dual
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard
Cargo net Available Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-radio display in-dash
Compass Available N/A
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
plastic/rubber
Standard:
plastic/rubber
Available:
simulated wood
Available:
chrome
12V DC power outlet 4 3
Lighter elements Available:
front
N/A
Ashtray Available N/A
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver
1-Touch Window Down driver driver
Instrumentation analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger N/A
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
plastic/vinyl
plastic/vinyl
Available:
leather/simulated wood
N/A
Seats 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 8 passengers Standard:
7 passengers
N/A Available:
5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way Standard:
8-way
N/A Available:
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way
Lumbar support N/A Available:
driver
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints fixed adjustable
Heated front seats N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats 60-40 split-bench bucket
Rear armrest Standard N/A
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
3rd row seats 60-40 split-bench full bench
Seat trim cloth Standard:
cloth
N/A Available:
leather
3rd row fold into floor manual manual
Entertainment 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Cassette player Available N/A
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc, trunk/cargo area mounted 8-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Available Standard
Auxiliary audio input N/A Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard N/A
Rear seat audio controls Available N/A
Speakers 7 6
Speed-Sensitive Volume N/A Available
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
N/A
Navigation system N/A Available
2nd row LCD screen Available:
1
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A Available
Safety and Security 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front and rear
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control N/A Standard:
auto off
N/A Available:
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps N/A Available
Headlight washer N/A Available
Daytime running lights N/A Available
Door curb lights 2 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Available Standard
Ignition disable Standard Available
First aid kit Available Available
Theft deterrent radio Standard N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A Available:
36/36,000
Exterior 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Antenna window grid fixed
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings body-colored Available:
body-colored
Grille trim Standard:
silver
silver
Available:
black w/chrome surround
N/A
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A Available
Sunroof N/A Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler lip lip
Roof rack Available Available
Roof rails Standard Available
Rear step bumper Standard Standard
Tires P235/70SR16.0 BSW AS P245/65SR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
16" machined aluminum
Standard:
17" machined aluminum
Available:
machined aluminum
Available:
machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval
Running boards Available Available
N/A Available:
illuminated
Fender flares Available N/A
Mud flaps Standard Available
Mechanical 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain SOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A Standard
Transmission 5-spd auto w/OD 5-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 4.38 3.48
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available
Specifications 2008 Honda Pilot VP 2008 Toyota Highlander Base
Exterior length 188.0 " 188.4 "
Exterior body width 77.5 " 75.2 "
Exterior height 71.3 " Standard:
68.1 "
N/A Available:
69.3 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 244 @ 5,750 rpm 270 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 240 @ 4,500 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard
Fuel economy - city 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.50 / 3.66 " 3.70 / 3.27 "
Curb weight 4,264 lbs. 3,979 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,952 lbs. 5,800 lbs.
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,865 lbs. N/A
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 3,155 lbs. N/A
Payload 1,322 lbs. 1,821 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 3,500 lbs. Standard:
2,000 lbs.
N/A Available:
5,000 lbs.
GCWR 9,700 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 106.3 " 109.8 "
Front track 66.5 " 64.0 "
Rear track 66.7 " 64.2 "
Turning radius 19.0 ' 19.4 '
Drag coefficient .36 .34
Front legroom 41.4 " 43.2 "
Rear legroom 37.4 " 38.3 "
Third row legroom 30.2 " 29.9 "
Front headroom 41.9 " Standard:
40.6 "
N/A Available:
39.7 "
Rear headroom 40.1 " 40.1 "
Third row headroom 38.6 " 36.3 "
Front hiproom 57.5 " 56.7 "
Rear hiproom 56.6 " 56.5 "
Third row hiproom 49.0 " 42.3 "
Front shoulder room 61.6 " 59.7 "
Rear shoulder room 61.4 " 59.5 "
Third row shoulder room 59.7 " 55.0 "
Luggage volume 15.9 cu.ft. Standard:
10.3 cu.ft.
N/A Available:
42.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 87.6 cu.ft. 95.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 153 cu.ft. Standard:
146 cu.ft.
N/A Available:
113 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.4 gal. 19.2 gal.