Like the Red Sox and Yankees, Coke and Pepsi, and McDonald's and Burger King, the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot are the fiercest of competitors. We spent a week testing these SUVs, and we're gonna tell you which you should spend your money on. The 2017 Pilot and 2017 Highlander we tested were surprisingly similar: They each earned the same top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; they both had the same fuel economy at 22 mpg combined, and the price was just $144 different. Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.