SUVs are extremely popular, and for good reason. No other vehicle offers the capability, versatility, and all-around appeal for busy Little Rock families. With that being the case, it seems like every automaker has an SUV or two to appeal to your interests. Since it's a lot of work to research all of your options, we decided to take a look at how our Honda Pilot compares to its Toyota rival, the Highlander. Read on to see how things turned out.

We looked at introductory models of each SUV, so the comparison only takes standard features on those trim levels into account. Both SUVs offer three rows of seats to accommodate eight people, and offer nearly the same amount of maximum cargo capacity when the second- and third-row seats are folded. However, when those seats are upright or in use, the Honda Pilot gives Bryant AR drivers three cubic feet more storage space than the Higlander manages, so you've got more room for everyone's stuff.

Things weren't nearly as close when we looked at the standard engines, though. The Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that manufactures 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, far outperforming the Highlander's 2.7-liter four-cylinder and its output of 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That power difference is really noticable when you're hauling a load from North Little Rock to Sherwood AR, as the Honda Pilot has a max tow rating of 5,000 pounds — more than three times that of the Highlander, which tops out at 1,500 pounds.

To explore the Honda Pilot in person, visit our showroom at 450 Dave Ward Drive in Conway and meet with one of our team members. We're always happy to help our friends and neighbors find their next Honda!

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