Compare the Highlander in Haverhill, MA

Compare the Toyota Highlander to the Honda Pilot & Jeep Grand Cherokee | Merrimack Valley Area SUV Comparison

During our many years serving the Merrimack  Valley here at Jaffarian Toyota, we've seen the Toyota Highlander progress from its arrival as a new model back in 2001, one of the first mid-size crossovers on the market, to the astounding yet deserved popularity it enjoys today. Crossover SUVs combine style, sportiness, power, and space - for passengers and cargo - to offer Andover and Lawrence area drivers the perfect combination of features and functionality. While the Highlander is certainly a standout, the Jaffarian team aims to fully inform our customers by pitting our favorite mid-size crossover SUV against popular competitors like the Honda Pilot and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

With the Highlander you're getting a comprehensive SUV experience, but we know that you want to see how it stacks up against the other options out there for Haverhill and Methuen drivers. Fortunately for you, our team has gathered all the competitive analysis that we have on many other popular vehicles to show you just how the Highlander is able to stack up. Take a look at the Highlander against the Honda Pilot and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and you'll see that the features you're looking for are right here with the Highlander in our Haverhill showroom serving Salem, NH and beyond.


Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot in Haverhill, MA

Putting the Highlander the Pilot side by side reveals many similarities, but there are key differences you'll want to be aware of. Ultimately, it comes down to quality, safety, power and efficiency. Not many vehicles can boast the features and value of the Highlander, and the Pilot is one of those SUVs that falls short. The Jaffarian team knows that Lawrence area drivers demand the best from their vehicle, and that's why we suggest choosing the Highlander. Take a look and see for yourself:

  • The Toyota Highlander offers drivers more EPA-estimated city and combined fuel economy over the Pilot, with 20 miles per gallon in the city and a combined 22 miles per gallon in the city and highway.
  • While the Highlander and Pilot both give drivers a range of five trim levels, the Highlander also offers three trims of an even more efficient options: the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. You get to enjoy all the features of the Highlander while saving at the pump, an option you won't have with the Honda Pilot.
  • When you need that extra bit of power and control, the Toyota Highlander provides it with 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque, which is more than you'll find behind the wheel of a Honda Pilot. The Highlander shows you don't have to sacrifice performance for efficiency.
  • Safety - for drivers and passengers - is a top priority at Jaffarian Toyota, and we've found that it is for many Andover area drivers, too. The Toyota Highlander earned a Five-Star Front Crash Test Rating for passengers from the NHTSA, the highest available, while the Honda Pilot took away only four stars out of five.

Toyota Highlander vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee in Haverhill, MA

Another popular mid-size crossover option is the Jeep Grand Cherokee. When it comes to providing you with a myriad of different features, we can't deny that the Grand Cherokee has options for drivers in and around Methuen. But once again, the Highlander here in Haverhill has the edge in many ways over the Jeep Grand Cherokee, from performance to efficiency, safety, and everything in between. Read on to discover more:


  • Once again, Toyota Highlander boasts more horsepower and torque under the hood than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, providing superior power and control for an improved overall driving experience.
  • With the Highlander, you're also getting more EPA-estimated fuel economy in both highway and city MPG over the Grand Cherokee; the Highlander offers up to 23 MPG combined city/highway, while the Grand Cherokee maxes out at 21.
  • For Merrimack Valley drivers looking to take efficiency a step further, Toyota offers three different Highlander Hybrid trims to get even more miles per gallon and make fewer stops to refuel. You won't find that in the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup.
  • Safety is an area where you don't want to see your vehicle falling behind. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee received an overall Crash Test Rating of four starts from the NHTSA, the Highlander succeeds with five stars out of five, proving to be the safer choice for you and your family on the streets of Haverhill and beyond.

If you'd like to learn more, the Jaffarian Toyota team is here to provide you with more details on the new Toyota Highlander and how it compares to the competition. Be sure to contact us online today. In our showroom, we'd be happy to go over all the details with you and discuss your options.


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